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Paint company suing Sherwin-Williams over product name

HATTIESBURG — A local company has sued Sherwin-Williams for allegedly highjacking the name of its product. Tuff-Wall Inc. filed its complaint in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg on May 15. Sherwin-Williams has until June 3 to file a response. According to court records, the Hattiesburg company argues that Sherwin-Williams knew the business was already using the name “Tuff-Wall” to market ...

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Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

HOLMES COUNTY — Another truck driver is suing Pilot Flying J over allegations that the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer bilked customers out of rebates. Mike Campbell of Holmes County filed the class-action lawsuit last week in federal court in Jackson. The lawsuit, which is at least the eighth filed against the company, refers to an FBI affidavit. The FBI ...

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Couple plans dolphin-assisted birth — really

According to Outside Magazine’s Scott Rosenfield, a North Carolina couple has traveled to Hawaii to complete a dolphin assisted-birth of their baby, Bodhi, due in July. Despite the lack of science supporting the unusual birthing method, Adam and Heather Barrington hope that a series of prenatal and postnatal swims with dolphins will relax the birthing process. “Having that connection with the ...

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Ole Miss's Morgan, Quinn receive accolades for tracking Hurricane Isaac

» Student Journalists Win Award for Hurricane Coverage   From The University of Mississippi OXFORD, Mississippi – A trip to the Gulf Coast to cover Hurricane Isaac has paid off for two University of Mississippi student journalists who won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Margaret Ann Morgan and Stephen Quinn, journalism majors who were actively involved ...

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ROSS REILY: Hello, Mr. President, can you hear me now?

My kids, all three of them, are really big fans of President Obama. It has nothing to do with their political affiliation, mind you, considering they are all 8 and under. My 7- and 8-year-olds got to meet him and shake his hand when he was running for president back in ’08, and, from then on, he could do no ...

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Stacey Pickering: Nissan has lived up to its promises

Statement from Stacey E. Pickering, State Auditor A Washington, D.C. based organization called Good Jobs First recently released a false and misleading report funded by the United Auto Workers concerning the Nissan plant in Canton. Unfortunately, the report was short on facts and long on estimates. As the UAW has continuously been unsuccessful over the past decade in unionizing workers at the ...

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State's casinos see worst revenue in April since 1998

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casino revenue kept falling in April, with gamblers losing less than in any other April since 1998. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue fell 6 percent to $176.3 million. » READ MORE: Details on declining casino revenues in April. Year-over-year casino revenue has fallen in every month since July 2012. The state’s casinos, ...

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Connecticut company buys share of Coast shipyard

GULFPORT — A private equity firm is taking an ownership stake in a Mississippi shipyard group. Littlejohn & Co. of Greenwich, Conn., has bought part of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, which owns the Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore shipyards in Gulfport and New Orleans. The dollar amount and ownership share were not disclosed. John Dane III, CEO of the shipyard ...

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

For nine years, Tim Bennett has been trying to provide Biloxi with a minor league baseball team. Since he delivered the Mississippi Braves to Pearl, he has made four unsuccessful attempts to put a Southern League team on the Gulf Coast — whether it be on the Back Bay, the Gulf side or the Port of Gulfport. “When I finished ...

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Island's future still being weighed as committee starts work

COLUMBUS — There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island’s future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options for the once-popular property. Created ...

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