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Kyle Veazey realizes life goal of writing sports book

Kyle Veazey, an Ole Miss journalism graduate and a sports enterprise reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has written a book about Mississippi State University’s 1962-63 men’s basketball team, which defied an unwritten Mississippi law that forbade the state’s college teams from competing against integrated squads. “Champions for Change” is Veazey’s first book. Q — When did you and ...

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David Camp leads sales operations at Greenwood behemoth Staplcotn

One of Mississippi’s largest privately held businesses is Staplcotn located in Greenwood, which was founded in 1921 as a cooperative. The organization is the oldest and one of the largest cotton marketing cooperatives in the United States and serves over 7,300 members from 11 states. Staplcotn markets between 2.5 million to three million bales of Memphis/Eastern upland cotton to textile ...

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Madison attorney working with teens in court, school and church

Madison attorney Staci B. O’Neal may be the best friend area young people have. She’s been working with them in various capacities for 18 years. Six years ago the Madison County Juvenile Drug Court judge contacted her and asked her to become a public defender. She was certified to represent children as a guardian ad litem, and from that her ...

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Some fiscal cliff scenarios

Will 2013 be as severe as some economists think? Many think a lot will depend on what happens with our country’s so called “fiscal cliff” scenario as the deadline looms closer and closer. Question is; how will Congress respond? In the worst-case scenario, Congress argues and deadlocks. Mandated tax hikes and roughly $109 billion in federal spending cuts takes place ...

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Corps cuts flow on Missouri River, move likely to impact Mississippi River

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks. Monique Farmer of the corps office in Omaha, Neb., confirmed Friday that reduction of outflow from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota ...

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LCD price-fixing case goes back to federal court

A Mississippi federal court will hear Mississippi’s lawsuit that alleges price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that sent the case to a state court. “Nothing we have said denies the State of Mississippi the right to proceed with this case. It will simply ...

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There’s no deal better than a temp deal

As Europe forces austerity on debt-ridden Greece, our leaders hesitate to force austerity — and fiscal responsibility — on debt-threatened America. Talks in Washington last week focused on how to avoid the fiscal cliff and it’s forced austerity, not how to use it as leverage to pass a painful, long-term solution to our staggering debt crisis. Republicans talked about avoiding ...

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Read November 23 issue of the MBJ

  GAMING Casino industry matures across Mississippi over two decades— by Clay Chandler HOLIDAYS Temporary ice rinks attract skaters, business for communities— by Stephen McDill KEMPER UPDATE Analysts dispute claim coal plant is almost complete— by Clay Chandler FONDREN Plans are in the works to makeover business district— by Clay Chandler BILL CRAWFORD Wipe out the debt and curb deficit ...

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Not enough eligible businesses are filing for BP oil spill settlements

Billions of dollars have been set aside by oil giant BP Oil to compensate businesses damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t have to be in the seafood business or even a business on the Coast to qualify. Businesses throughout the state that show a pattern of less revenue during the period when ...

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