Posts Tagged ‘agency’

Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

by MBJ Staff Published: February 20,2013

Tags: agency, computer, online, state government, tax, tax preparation, tax return, taxpayer, Treasurer

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file […] [...]

City approves post-tornado emergency measures; assistance widens

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Hattiesburg City Council has approved measures further related to the aftermath of the Feb. 10 tornado. The Hattiesburg American reports the council last night approved the state of emergency declaration, signed on Feb. 10, and approved agreements with Pine Belt Solid Waste Authority and Waste Management to dispose of storm debris in […] [...]

SBA offering two emergency programs to storm victims

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Small Business Administration assistance is now available after the Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began Feb. 10 in South Mississippi. The disaster declaration covers Forrest and Lamar counties in Mississippi, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small […] [...]

Mayor’s civil trial continued, but judge urging settlement

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis’ civil trial in Jackson has been continued until May, but there are discussions that the judge in the case has urged both sides to settle the matter before then. At the end of yesterday’s hearing, The Commercial Appeal reports a Hinds County chancellor called attorneys for both sides into his […] [...]

Hosemann submits voter ID rules to Justice Department

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2013

Tags: agency, approval, elect, election, federal government, law, legal, poll, state government, vote, voter, Voting

JACKSON — Proposed administrative rules for the new voter photo identification requirement in the State of Mississippi have been delivered to the United States Department of Justice for approval. Under the proposed rules, any voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID may obtain a free voter photo ID card from a Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Office […] [...]

Auditor says he can’t approve education program

JACKSON — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering is calling on lawmakers to write new, stricter rules on computing how much state money goes to local schools. The Republican told the House Appropriations Committee he can’t approve the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula, as required by law, because his office has found unreliable numbers on attendance, students […] [...]

City reapplies for ambulance grant after finding it is eligible

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville is reapplying for an ambulance services grant for which officials previously thought they were ineligible. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman tells The Commercial Dispatch the city is in the process of working with OCH Regional Medical Center to prepare a new application for the $14,000 grant provided by the Emergency […] [...]

Federal officials investigating subsidized shrimp imports

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: agency, federal government, food, foreign, global, import, importer, importing, international, market, seafood, shrimp, subsidize, subsidy, trade

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Commerce Department says it is investigating subsidies in seven nations for frozen warmwater shrimp. Gulf of Mexico shrimp processors had asked for the investigation of subsidized imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “We continue to believe that the long-term survival of the entire Gulf shrimp […] [...]

Investigators testing neighborhoods for pollutants

HATTIESBURG — State and federal agencies are testing neighborhoods around a former chemical plant in Hattiesburg for possible pollution. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency and Ashland Inc., Hercules’ parent company, have drilled test wells within a half-mile of the plant, the Hattiesburg American reported. The wells are drilled in the path […] [...]

Cattleman to change plea to guilty in loan fraud case

ABERDEEN — Court records say a man will plead guilty to hiding the sales of cattle and using fake invoices to avoid paying back a federal loan. A filing in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen says Clint Mann intends to change his plea. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 19. Court records say Mann obtained a […] [...]

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