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Pickwick Pines settles lawsuit; pays $260K

IUKA — Pickwick Pines Resort and its owner have agreed to pay $260,000 to settle a consumer protection lawsuit that the state attorney general filed in federal bankruptcy court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the resort’s owner, David McMeans, will pay $10,000 to the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Fund. He also will pay […] [...]

Police find Attorney General Hood’s stolen handgun

JACKSON — Jackson police have recovered a handgun stolen several weeks ago from the personal vehicle of Attorney General Jim Hood. The gun was found at the home of a 72-year-old man involved in a domestic dispute, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the gun and other personal items were stolen […] [...]

Supreme Court rules for city in annexation case involving hospital

OXFORD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a state judge’s order that lets the city of Oxford annex the site of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new hospital. In March 2013, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several landowners who petitioned the court to allow Oxford to take in the property. The […] [...]

Chinese drywall manufacturer fined, banned from doing business in U.S.

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees — and to stop doing business in the United States — as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon found […] [...]

Medical transportation company opening operation/call center

JACKSON — A Missouri company is opening a location in Mississippi to provide non-emergency medical transportation. MTM Inc. plans a transportation operation and call center in a north Jackson office building that will hire 80 people. The company is investing $400,000. The Mississippi Development Authority contributed $50,000 for building upgrades, as well as workforce training. […] [...]

McDaniel alleges GOP race-baiting; says party should be ‘purged’

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said today that other Republicans used “race-baiting” to hurt him in a U.S. Senate primary, and the GOP needs to be “purged” of people who use racially inflammatory campaign techniques against members of their own party. McDaniel lost the Republican primary runoff last month to six-term U.S. Sen. […] [...]

Mississippi jobless rate rises to worst in nation

by Published: July 18,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi registered the worst jobless rate in the nation in June, as unemployment rose in the state while improving elsewhere. The jobless rate rose to 7.9 percent in June as the number of jobless Mississippians rose back above 100,000. A separate survey shows employer payrolls dipped slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted […] [...]

Owner of Elvis shrine dies two days after killing man

HOLLY SPRINGS — A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead today on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum. A motorist called police this morning after seeing Paul MacLeod, 71, slumped in […] [...]

Jackson State looking to buy apartments to house students

JACKSON — Jackson State University wants to buy a 444-bed apartment complex adjoining its campus. The College Board today voted to move toward leasing the Palisades apartment complex while keeping open options to buy it. The board gave Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds and board Finance Committee Chairman Ed Perry the power to work out […] [...]

Justices rule against McDaniel as he seeks birthdates on poll books

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit clerks must redact voters’ birthdates before poll books are open for public inspection. The ruling is a blow to state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s effort to examine election materials as he seeks evidence of improper voting to challenge his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran […] [...]

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