Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Hinds judge says he was justified to bar public defender

JACKSON — Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill told the Mississippi Supreme Court Friday that he was justified to bar an assistant public defender from his court, saying she’s incompetent, poorly behaved and can’t follow court rules. In a filing with the high court, Weill wrote that he believes assistant public defender Alison Kelly can […] [...]

Ratings agency maintains Jackson airport credit rating

by Published: April 13,2015

Tags: Business, Fitch ratings, Jackson airport, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Despite the 2014 pullout of Southwest Airlines, a credit rating agency says the financial outlook at Jackson-Evers International Airport remains stable. Fitch Ratings Friday maintained the airport’s $38 million in debt at BBB+, at the low end of investment-grade ratings, with Fitch saying it expects the rating to remain stable. The rating agency […] [...]

Greenville council members discuss pay raise for employees

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council remains split over pay raises for employees. The Delta Democrat-Times reports that figures reported to the council show it would cost $1.1 million to give city workers a 7.5 percent across-the-board raise, while it would cost $400,000 for a 3 percent raise. Councilman Errick Simmons is urging council members […] [...]

MVSU raises budget by $1.1 million for modular housing loss

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University has raised its budget by $1.1 million to cover costs of buying and installing modular housing on its campus. The university originally intended to lease the dorms, but concluded it would be better to buy them. However, the school is collecting less revenue than expected, because MVSU had […] [...]

Judge rules against Mississippi attorney general over Google

by Published: April 13,2015

Tags: Business, Google, Jim Hood, Mike Moore, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the movie industry. It’s the latest defeat for Hood in his effort to investigate the Internet search giant, after the same judge wrote a stinging […] [...]

Fitch: $31M in unclaimed property in Mississippi

by Published: April 10,2015

Tags: Business, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, money, NEWS

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch wants to give back more than $31 million coming from things such as forgotten utility deposits, bank accounts and stocks and unclaimed inheritances. Fitch is having published in Sunday newspapers across the state the annual list of the owners’ names and amounts owed to them. State law requires that […] [...]

Cal-Maine enters joint venture to build cage-free facility

BY JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods has found more room to maneuver, you might say, in what it calls the “uncertain regulatory framework”  in the egg industry. The Jackson-based firm, the largest producer of eggs in the nation, announced April 9 a joint venture with Rose Acre Farms Inc. to build a “cage-free aviary” in Bogata, Texas […] [...]

DAN JONES FALLOUT — Borsig says no thanks to leading 8 Mississippi universities

JACKSON — Acting state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Borsig said there’s no connection between his decision to step away from the job and tumultuous talks he led about the University of Mississippi chancellor’s contract. Borsig announced Thursday that he wants to remain president of Mississippi University for Women rather than lead the state’s system of […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: A Twitter sales perspective that’s hard to ignore.

Josh Coffy is a world class Twitter expert. His social media consulting service has gained hundreds of his clients thousands of (legitimate) followers. And their following grows organically every day. Josh spent four days attending and speaking at last week’s Gitomer Certified Advisor event, and he was compelling. He framed Twitter in a way that […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE: Twitter launches Curator search tool for media outlets

By TODD SMITH Twitter has launched Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. The free service, which is something of a competitor to Storify, is designed to help those in the media industry and, soon, others too, make […] [...]

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