Archive | September 16th, 2013

Bassfield’s former mayor, fire chief, 2 other former town workers jailed

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

JACKSON, Mississippi — The former mayor, ex fire chief and two other former employees of tiny Bassfield – population 254 – landed in jail Friday on embezzlement charges. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said the arrests resulted from an investigation into the conversion of surplus property into personal use. Taken into custody after indictments charging embezzlement […]

Continue reading...

State’s education cuts some of the deepest in the nation

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

button_education

By Bobby Harrison for the Mississippi Business Journal Mississippi had the 10th deepest cuts nationally in education spending since the recession hit in 2008, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. According to the study released last week, Mississippi is spending $648 less per pupil, adjusted for inflation, […]

Continue reading...

Miss. lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they hope the state’s second-largest hospital company and largest health insurer will resolve a financial dispute before patients lose care or facilities close. Health Management Associates, a Florida-based company that owns 10 Mississippi hospitals, sued Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in June, saying that the […]

Continue reading...

New online filing system at Mississippi DOR set for those that file Sales and Use Taxes

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

Beginning Oct. 7, businesses that file Sales and Use Taxes in Mississippi will use the Department of Revenue’s new online filing system accessed through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP.) Those taxpayers that file Withholding Tax or Corporate Tax already use this system. With the October 7 implementation, most taxes administered by the DOR are included […]

Continue reading...

Mayor: 13 dead, including gunman, at Navy Yard

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

WASHINGTON  — The D.C. mayor says 13 people have died in the shooting rampage, including the gunman. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that the shooter was among the dead. Officials say the gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis. Earlier in the day, authorities had been looking for two […]

Continue reading...

Can new AD McGillis turn things around at USM?

September 16, 2013

0 Comments

The University of Southern Mississippi football team suffered yet another humbling defeat last weekend when they met the University of Arkansas, falling 24-3. The Golden Eagles have a serious “0-fer” going after losing every game last year and the first three games this year. They have been outscored 102-31 so far in 2013. Dreadful. The […]

Continue reading...