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Cox won’t seek a second term as Greenville mayor

by Published: February 25,2015

Tags: Business, Chuck Jordan, Delta, Greenville, John Cox, Mississippi, NEWS

GREENVILLE — Greenville Mayor John Cox says he will not run for re-election in November. Cox tells the Delta Democrat-Times his decision not to run for a second term came after lengthy deliberations, principally with family members. Cox won a special election in October 2012, a month after his predecessor, Chuck Jordan, stepped down after […] [...]

MDEQ lowers fine on county for silt, other violations

by Published: February 24,2015

Tags: Business, lake, Madison County, Mississippi, NEWS, Rudy Warnock

CANTON — State regulators have lowered to $6,500 a fine levied against Madison County officials for violations at the Sulphur Springs Park project. The Madison County Journal reports that the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality notified the county in January about problems at the site north of Canton and that a $20,000 fine was in […] [...]

Madison County tax assessor not running again

by Published: February 24,2015

Tags: Business, Gerald Barber, Madison, Mississippi, NEWS

CANTON — Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber says he will not seek a fifth term. Barber has served as tax assessor for 28 years. His term ends in January. Barber made the announcement Friday in a news release. Barber says he’s met the goals and objectives he set out to accomplish. Barber says when […] [...]

Mississippi auto parts workers in union drive plan protest

JACKSON — Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia (FOR’-see-uh) SA seating plant […] [...]

Gunn to seek phaseout of personal income tax

JACKSON — In a game of escalating tax-cut proposals, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, will propose the biggest so far: a $1.7 billion phaseout of Mississippi’s state personal income tax over more than a decade, a top legislator said late Monday. » RELATED — Gunn backs $1.38B plan to phase out personal income tax House Ways […] [...]

Hosemann runs for 3rd term as Mississippi secretary of state

JACKSON — Republican Delbert Hosemann of Jackson says he’s running for a third term as Mississippi secretary of state. The 67-year-old Hosemann filed qualifying papers Monday at the state Republican Party headquarters. He’s the first person to enter the race for secretary of state. Candidates’ qualifying deadline is Friday, and it’s not clear whether Democrats […] [...]

Greenwood school board hires superintendent’s wife

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood School Board has hired the superintendent’s wife as an instructional coach for the school district. Superintendent Montrell Greene left the room Friday when board members voted 5-0 for the hiring of Robie Green, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Robie Greene was previously an education professor at Mississippi Valley State University. The school […] [...]

Analysis: MAS targets unfunded mandates on counties

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, taxes

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is rallying the rank and file to oppose several bills making their way through the 2015 Legislature. Among them are bills to boost the salaries of court reporters, constables and sheriffs. The association considers them unfunded mandates. All appear to have overwhelming support in the Legislature. The association […] [...]

AG opinions: Biloxi can’t sell naming rights to ball field

BILOXI — A Mississippi attorney general’s office opinion has derailed an agreement between Biloxi and the Shuckers minor league baseball team to sell the naming rights for MGM Park’s playing field. The agreement had called for the city to earn an extra $50,000 a year to help repay the construction bond for the stadium. The […] [...]

Southaven plans to become regional shopping destination

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Memphis, Mississippi, NEWS, shopping, Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination. “We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them. This isn’t your local mall,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, […] [...]

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