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Commission gets new members after resignation, sunset of terms

CORINTH — Four new members have been named to the Corinth Historic Preservation Commission. The Daily Corinthian reported the Board of Mayor and Aldermen this past week appointed Brian McCullen, Robert G. Moore Jr., Laura Albright and Claire Windsor to open seats. The aldermen were told that the appointments were needed after the resignation of John Frame and because of ...

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Government asks court to bar tax preparer

DURANT — The federal government has asked a Mississippi court to permanently bar a woman from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that Danee Aikens prepared federal income tax returns under the name “Comprotax Service” from an office in Durant. The complaint alleges that Aikens prepared returns that overstated income, ...

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Port works out agreement with feds over job data

GULFPORT — Mississippi officials say they have an agreement with the federal government to show how existing jobs were preserved with federal money at the state-owned Port of Gulfport. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ordered the state, in a letter received Sept. 11, to provide more documents about those jobs. The state agreed to preserve 1,300 jobs ...

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MDEQ offers new way to give ideas on post-oil spill restoration

There is new, convenient way to chime in thoughts and ideas on how to revitalize the Gulf Coast in the after math of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has created a web site — www.restore.ms — where the public can submit ideas. MDEQ executive director Trudi Fisher says MDEQ has already received a number ...

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Second phase of BP oil spill trial comes to an end

NEW ORLEANS — Two weeks of courtroom debate over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico after BP PLC’s 2010 rig disaster has concluded, marking the end of the second phase of a trial over the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers. Government experts estimate 176 million gallons spilled into the Gulf. BP attorneys have urged U.S. ...

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EastGroup reports increase in revenue, profit

JACKSON — More tenants are renting industrial space from landlord EastGroup Properties, pushing up revenue and profit in the third quarter. The company said quarterly profit rose 24 percent to $8.4 million, or 28 cents per share, in the three months that ended September 30. That’s up from $6.8 million, or 23 cents per share, in 2012’s third quarter. Quarterly ...

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Callon Petroleum selling Gulf asset for $100M

NATCHEZ — W&T Offshore Inc. plans to buy Callon Petroleum Co.’s shares of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields for $100 million. Callon announced the sale Thursday. It’s supposed to close by Nov. 30. Houston-based W&T will buy a 15 percent share of the Medusa field, which produces about 1,000 barrels of oil per day, and Callon’s 7.5 percent ...

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Fire erupts at poultry plant; no injuries reported

FLOWOOD — No injuries have been reported in an early Friday fire at the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Flowood. Flowood Fire Department Lt. Brian Grantham says about 16 employees were inside the building at the time, though no one was in the boiler room where the fire started. The room is used for heating cooking oil to cook the ...

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