Archive | February, 2011

IRS, Mississippi Treasury have big dollars awaiting claims by owners

February 28, 2011

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Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 18, 2011. In Mississippi, […]

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Judge affirms Kemper decision

February 28, 2011

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By Amy McCullough kemper-decision (Click this link to read full text.) Harrison County Chancery Judge Jim Persons has affirmed the decision of the Mississippi Public Service Commission to allow the construction of Mississippi Power Company’s $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The decision states: “Under the laws of this State, this Court must […]

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Barbour’s silence could be deafening

February 28, 2011

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By Wally Northway Seems folks around the nation and world are listening to everything Gov. Haley Barbour says these days as they wait to hear whether or not he will run for President. However, it may be what Barbour is not saying that is of equal import to Mississippians. So far, Barbour has not even […]

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What R ppl saying re: your business on ‘the Twitter’?

February 28, 2011

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By Amy McCullough For this week’s MBJ, I wrote “Get on the social media train or get left behind,” which addresses the importance of social media marketing for businesses. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter and want to know what people might be “tweeting” about your business, check out this YouTube video, “Twitter Search in Plain […]

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Evans real estate fraud trial delayed till tomorrow

February 28, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Oral arguments in the long-awaited civil trial of the Evans brothers commercial real estate fraud case have been put off until tomorrow morning (Tuesday, March 1), due to the fact that Mississippi Valley Title’s attorney, Bill Brabec, is sick. In January, the brothers pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy to commit […]

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Miracle-Gro plant getting official welcome to Pearl

February 24, 2011

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. will mark the official opening of its $17 million manufacturing plant in Pearl at 1 p.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting and remarks from a line up of local dignitaries. The plant, in a nearly 300,000 square-foot facility formerly occupied by the Clorox Co., sits on 64 acres at 550 Gulf Line […]

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Khosla fires back at Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2011

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Vinod Khosla

By Amy McCullough Quite the heated exchange on the Wall Street Journal editorial page between the editors and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. In a previous editorial, “The Range Fuels Fiasco,” the WSJ used Khosla’s failed Range Fuels business to say that government shouldn’t get involved with startups. (WSJ is now locked down. Most of the […]

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Too many ignorant parents (including me)

February 23, 2011

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By Wally Northway The other night, the Wife was trying to help the Nine-Year-Old with his math homework. After attempting to figure out exactly what the assignment was, the Wife finally had enough. “I’m going to have to have a talk with your teacher and find out why you’re doing it this way. I just […]

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Viking has added 6,000 Facebook fans since Saturday night

February 22, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Greenwood-based Viking Range Corporation may be used as a case study by Facebook, says social media guru Joe Stradinger, who just got back from a meeting with the social media company last week. By using a new tool called Facebook Stories that Stradinger implemented four days ago, Viking’s fan page has added […]

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Feinberg to MC law students: BP claims jobs is tough

February 18, 2011

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By Amy McCullough JACKSON — BP oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a packed audience at Mississippi College law school symposium today that his job is not an easy one. Feinberg said people ask him if he finds his law degree useful in handling the claims process. “Sometimes I think a divinity degree would […]

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