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MDEQ fines International Paper, Timber Products plants

REDWOOD and CORINTH — International Paper Co. is paying a $38,250 civil fine for failing to label used oil tanks and exceeding air pollution limits from a lime kiln. The company, based in Memphis, Tenn., agreed in September to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. An order published by the department says the company emitted too ...

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State drops price gouging charges against hotel owners

  VICKSBURG — The Mississippi attorney general’s office has dropped charges against the owners of a Vicksburg hotel who had been accused of price gouging during a state of emergency.   Jan Schaefer, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Hood, tells the Vicksburg Post there was not enough evidence to pursue the charges.   Devenora V. Patel and his son-in-law, ...

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Small business owner: Tupelo is anti-business

TUPELO — Tupelo business owners are riled up about the city’s crackdown on store signs. They’ve been cited for banners, open signs and flashing signs that don’t meet the city code, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Several say being threatened with fines makes it tough to operate their businesses. Linda Hale says she was cited for two “open” banners ...

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