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Petal author Vaughn Wilson recognized

Petal author, Vaughn Wilson, took top honors at the Will Rogers Medallion Award ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. Wilson won three gold medallions in the “Western Fiction for Younger Readers” category for his books “Bronco Sam and the Mustang,” “Lecile and the Racing Rodeo Mule” and “Trevor and the Cow-Shy Cow Horse.” His publishing company, […] [...]

Cynthia Cooper joins CPT board

Cynthia Cooper of Jackson, CEO of the Cooper Group has been appointed to the board of directors of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust for 2015-16. Cooper was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2002 after leading the effort to uncover WorldCom’s $3.8 Billion fraud. Cooper now serves as the […] [...]

McCaskill, McDowell, Moore promoted at Community Bank

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell, Community Bank, Jennifer Moore

Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell and Jennifer Moore have been promoted at Community Bank. McCaskill becomes senior vice president for Community Bank, North Mississippi.  McCaskill joined the bank in 2006 and specializes in consumer and commercial lending. He  is a 1991 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Management.  He […] [...]

Robert Jeuitt ‘Rob Jay’ promoted at JSU

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, overseeing JSUTV and WJSU-FM. In his new role he will manage public relations, marketing, social media and the broadcast installations at […] [...]

Jackson home builders group honors members

                      The Home Builders Association of Jackson held its annual Members of the Year awards presentation in December at The Home Builders Association of Jackson office. The awards luncheon is held to recognize those members who have gone above and beyond for the Association. The […] [...]

OUR VIEW — Who are legislators protecting with payday lending loophole?

That seriousness Mississippi’s legislators showed back in 2012 over whether to reauthorize payday lending seemed so sincere at the time. They could allow the payday lending industry to strengthen its hold on Mississippi’s working poor, tip the rules to increase borrower protections, or ban the low-dollar lending altogether. The wrangling ended with lawmakers proclaiming a […] [...]

Jackson will pay $73,000 to settle federal lawsuit

by Published: February 10,2015

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JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed in April 2014 on behalf of 39 current or former Jackson Police Department officers will be settled. That’s according to the attorney representing the plaintiffs. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Jackson City Council will vote Tuesday whether to authorize a $73,000 settlement. The lawsuit stemmed from a 2011 U.S. Department of Labor […] [...]

Kemper power plant overruns climb another $45 million

by Published: February 4,2015

Tags: Business, Kemper, Mississippi, NEWS, Southern Company

JACKSON — Southern Co. said it will spend at least another $45 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.2 billion. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said the additional money will pay for further construction costs and fuel during plant startup. Mississippi […] [...]

Current Weekly Digital Edition

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Tommy Robertson indicted on five counts of embezzlement

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence announced today that former State Senator Tommy Robertson has been indicted on five counts of embezzlement, which are alleged to have occurred in April of 2013.  Robertson, 59, is accused of using his position as board attorney for the Singing River Federal Credit Union […] [...]

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