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Bills to constrain taxing methods on multi-state companies progress in Legislature

JACKSON, Mississippi – Some members of the Mississippi Legislature fear last summer’s state Supreme Court ruling that bumped the one-year Mississippi tax bill of Atlanta’s Equifax Credit Information Services from zero to over $700,000 will tarnish the state’s “business friendly reputation.” To undo the perceived damage, two Republican-sponsored bills designed to make it harder for the state to assess taxes on ...

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Gentiva Health to cut ‘hundreds’ of jobs, close 46 locations

Gentiva Health Services Inc., whose website lists 24 locations in Mississippi, including two in Fl,owood, says it is closing 46 of its home health-care locations across the country. Hundreds of clinicians and other health care professionals are expected to lose their jobs, the Atlanta-based company said in a report published Thursday by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Based on revenue, Gentiva ...

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AT&T ranks highest in J.D. Power 2014 wireless full-service customer care study

AT&T has been ranked highest in customer service for the second time in a row for national carriers, according to the latest J.D. Power study released this week. In the 2014 Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Study, AT&T outscored all other full-service wireless providers for the overall customer service experience measured across its online, retail, and call centers. Once again, AT&T ...

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MC's Lee Royce receives leadership award

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s District III has selected Mississippi College president Lee Royce to receive the region’s executive leadership award. MC’s leader for nearly a dozen years, Royce’s accomplishments include completion of Mississippi College’s five-year Growing the Vision Campaign in 2011; reduction of long-term debt by 89 percent; enrollment growth from 3,200 students to more ...

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MC’s Lee Royce receives leadership award

The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s District III has selected Mississippi College president Lee Royce to receive the region’s executive leadership award. MC’s leader for nearly a dozen years, Royce’s accomplishments include completion of Mississippi College’s five-year Growing the Vision Campaign in 2011; reduction of long-term debt by 89 percent; enrollment growth from 3,200 students to more ...

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Christensen takes over as leader of Leland Chamber

Melia Christensen is the new executive director of the Leland Chamber of Commerce following the retirement of Bob Neill. Christensen, an Illinois native who moved to the Delta last year, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and has worked in the fields of marketing and development for 10-plus years. Most recently, she served as executive ...

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Army Corps chooses Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield as chief of the Contracting Office. Cosey-Mayfield has over 26 years of extensive contracting experience, which included previous positions with the Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis, Mo., the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, both in Washington, D.C. She came to the ...

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Ben Burnett takes over as Dean of Education at William Carey

Lamar County School District superintendent Ben Burnett has been hired as dean of William Carey University’s School of Education. Burnett fills a space vacant at William Carey since Barry Morris stepped down last summer as permanent dean to become chair of the department of curriculum and instruction. Burnett will take over the job June 1. The 49-year-old Burnett is in ...

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Greenwood promotes Ray Moore to acting police chief

Greenwood Police Lt. Ray Moore is acting police chief in the Mississippi Delta city. Greenwood has been without a permanent chief since the retirement of Henry Purnell in September. Johnny Langdon Sr. has been serving as acting chief but he retired Jan. 29. The 57-year-old Moore has been with the department for 17 years.

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Brad Best recognized by Corporate INTL magazine

Holcomb, Dunbar, Watts, Best, Masters & Golmon, P.A. attorney Brad Best is the winner of the 2014 Corporate INTL magazine Global Award Civil Trial Attorney of the Year in Mississippi. Best is the managing partner of the firm in Oxford where his practice focuses on civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense and commercial litigation.  

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