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THE DEATH OF THE TEA PARTY? The GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

  The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican establishment’s much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats. Some Republican loyalists wonder what took so long. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

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Entergy, ITC discontinue pursuit of transmission spin/merger

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that the companies have mutually agreed to end their pursuit of a spin/merger of Entergy’s transmission business with ITC. The companies formally terminated the merger agreement this morning and filed pleadings to withdraw the remaining transaction approval applications with Entergy’s retail regulators, as well ...

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(VIDEO) Former congressional candidate, Cobby Williams, arrested on voter fraud charge

  A former Canton Democratic Municipal Executive Committee member and a former candidate for alderman are charged with voting irregularities in Madison County. » See Williams interview with the Mississippi Business Journal above …. A grand jury has indicted Kimberly Readus, 41, on two counts of corrupt conduct by an election official and one count of intimidating an elector to prevent voting. ...

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Natalie Guess new project manager for Magnolia Business Alliance/EIGS

Natalie Guess is the new project manager on the Magnolia Business Alliance/EIGS staff. Guess holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in integrated advertising and marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Natalie joined the MBA team to assist in supporting and growing strategic partnerships and client relationships, and comes from NMD | eMerge where she assisted in the ...

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Jay Dean, Gwen James honored as Hub Award recipients

Jay Dean, music director of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and Gwen James, co-owner and president of Coldwell Banker Don Nace Realty, are the 2013 Hub Award recipients. The Hub Award has been presented annually since 1979 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the community, commitment to excellence and dedication to public service in the Hattiesburg area.

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Memorial Hospital elects Marvin Smith, Carrolyn Hamilton and Kathie G. Short

Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees has elected new officers. Marvin Smith was re-elected chairman, Carrolyn Hamilton was elected vice chairman and Kathie G. Short was elected secretary. Smith, of Gulfport, was appointed jointly by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors and the City of Gulfport in May 2008. Hamilton, of Long Beach, was appointed by the Harrison County Board of ...

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