Archive | July, 2011

Brew Haha

July 30, 2011

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Raise Your Pints, a casual confederation of craft beer enthusiasts, has got volunteers, energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide grassroots organization with one message: beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi. Brad Reeves and the […]

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(In)justice court?

July 29, 2011

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A proposed rule change that would require certain businesses to be represented by an attorney when appearing in justice court in a civil case has both the business community and justice court judges up in arms. With the proposal, known as Rule 2.12, now pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court, the justice court judges and […]

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Barbour Makes Final Neshoba Appearance

July 28, 2011

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Gov. Haley Barbour’s final Neshoba County Fair speech.

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Neshoba County Fair 2011

July 28, 2011

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What do Phil Bryant, Dave Dennis, Bill Luckett, Johnny Dupree (and Colonel Reb) have in common? You can see them in our Neshoba County Fair 2011 photo album at facebook.com/mbjournal. Were you there? Share your favorite memories with us on the page. Our favorite memory is a tie between Bill Luckett’s tool belt and Sid Salter’s […]

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Pew poll: Americans want banks to give more details on checking accounts

July 28, 2011

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Republicans in Congress may want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to die in its infancy, but most Americans are looking forward to the work the bureau will do in bringing more transparency to bank checking account transactions, a new poll has found. Americans with checking accounts believe banks must do a better job of disclosing […]

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Capitol Green developer hit with eviction over unpaid rent, disputed repair costs

July 25, 2011

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A dispute over who should pay for repairs in a building at 802 North St. in Jackson has led to a lawsuit that seeks to evict real estate investment firm Full Spectrum, developers of a $129 million multi-use project envisioned as one of the most ambitious in Jackson’s history. The landlord, law firm Stimley-Brown, claims […]

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Jackson councilman pushes insurance requirement for convenience stores that sell alcoholic beverages

July 22, 2011

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The liability insurance Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes wants to require of convenience stores in the city that sell alcoholic beverages may make the premises safer from mishaps such as slip-and-falls. But don’t look for it to lessen the likelihood of violent incidents – or to even cover customers injured by violence, insurance professionals say. […]

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Contaminated money

July 22, 2011

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Mississippi rice farmers can start lining up for money from a recent $750-million, multi-state settlement with Bayer CropScience involving the accidental release of genetically modified rice in the U.S. food chain that negatively impacted sales to foreign markets. But while the settlement is welcome relief, some rice producers are expressing regret that the case ever […]

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2011 Governors Debate

July 22, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Kudos to Dean Jim Rosenblatt and his staff for packing the lecture hall at Mississippi College School of Law for the 2011 Mississippi gubernatorial debate. Democratic candidates Bill Luckett and Johnny Dupree faced off with Republican candidates Phil Bryant, Dave Dennis, Jim Broadwater, Hudson Holliday and Ron Williams. The front runners from […]

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Best Places to Work, 2011

July 22, 2011

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Mississippi Business Journal honors its finalists for the 2011 “Best Places to Work” awards event.

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