Archive | March 1st, 2012

Threats, lies get debt collection company in very hot water

March 1, 2012

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We all know how cunning and deceiving debt collectors can be. They’ll rely on intimidation and, on occasion, outright lying in their quest to collect tardy debts. An Atlanta collection agency engaged in the practice far too frequently for far too long. Now it must give up attempts to collect on more than 31,000 accounts […]

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Georgia, Alabama must wait for rulings on anti-illegal immigration laws

March 1, 2012

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Mississippi legislators will be voting on an Alabama-style anti-immigration law in the coming weeks but may have to wait to find what parts of the Alabama law pass constitutional tests. A federal appeals court in Atlanta announced Thursday that it would wait until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Arizona’s stringent anti-illegal immigration law […]

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Fed reports improving economic health for Mississippi districts

March 1, 2012

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The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book for Feb. 29, a periodic assessment of economic health throughout the Reserve Bank’s 12 districts, reported economic activity nationwide continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace from January through February. Hiring, manufacturing and banking all showed increases. Retail spending and tourism showed gains in some districts. Residential real […]

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Charter school bill passes House ed committee

March 1, 2012

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The House Education Committee passed its version of the Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012 (HB 888) yesterday and is expected to vote on it next week. The Senate passed charter schools legislation in the form of SB 2401 last week. See a summary of some key similarities and differences below. The House bill […]

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