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Delta mayor wins; opponent just misses return to office

GREENWOOD— Carolyn McAdams has won a second term as Greenwood mayor. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports today McAdams, an independent, received 2,618 votes, or 52 percent, in Tuesday’s election. Her Democratic challenger, Sheriel Perkins, received 2,414 votes, or 48 percent. Those are uncertified results, but the newspaper reports that Perkins conceded today after the announcement of a final count that included ...

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Attorney General Hood asks Google to address illegal, counterfeit goods

Attorney General Jim Hood is asking internet giant Google to substantially address issues on its internet site that are allowing consumers to obtain illegal and counterfeit goods, including the online sale of dangerous drugs without a prescription. Hood leads a group of national attorneys general who are concerned that Google’s search algorithm often leads to sites known to sell counterfeit ...

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Choctaw chief lands top womens leadership honor

Choctaw Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson was recently honored by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women with the Woman of the Year award in the Political/State and Local Government category. Former state senator and Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women chair Gloria Williamson presented Anderson with her award. Four other distinguished Mississippi women were in the Political/State ...

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Ameristar-Pinnacle deal slowed by FTC issues in Missouri, Louisiana

A complaint by the Federal Trade Commission has slowed Pinnacle Entertainment’s attempt to purchase Ameristar Casinos, which includes Vicksburg’s largest casino. The stockholders of Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. on April 25 approved the company’s planned acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment, which had been disclosed in December. But Pinnacle is believed to be in talks with the FTC, which last week ...

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BEA: State's economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012. Gross domestic product numbers released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2012 growth rate was close to the national average of 2.5 percent, and ranked 17th among the 50 states. That ...

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MCDILL: Jackson's panhandling pandemic

Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Read more in today’s Business Blog.

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After ballot box/affidavit vote issues, DuPree re-elected mayor

HATTIESBURG — Unofficial votes show Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree winning re-election by 37 votes. After affidavit ballots were counted today, Dupree had 4,775 votes and Dave Ware had 4,738, according to the Hattiesburg American. DuPree is a Democrat and Ware is a city council member who ran for mayor as an Independent. Three other independents also ran for mayor in ...

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MCDILL: Thoughts on panhandling

Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Sure, it’s not a huge thing in the grand scheme of life. Just a person probably having a harder day ...

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BBC: U.S. 'orders Verizon to disclose millions of phone records'

If you are a Verizon customer then Big Brother is definitely looking out for you. A Guardian newspaper report reveals the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting the Verizon telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data, according to BBC News. The order does four ...

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First Lady Bryant joins Board of Directors for Community Bank

Darrell Brown, Chairman of the Board for Community Bank of Mississippi, has announced that First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant has joined the Board of Directors for Community Bank. Bryant recently retired after more than 39 years of service from St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, where she focused her professional efforts on quality and performance improvement within the hospital. As ...

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