Archive | January 31st, 2014

Carter: If wondering who is paying the freight in Mississippi, check this out

January 31, 2014

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Here is something for Mississippians to think about when they plop down an extra $7 at the grocery store as state sales tax on a purchase of $100 in food: The Mississippi House Ways & Means Committee passed a bill Thursday that would restrict the state’s ability to keep companies from sheltering their income from […]

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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama’s minimum wage hike order

January 31, 2014

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By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and […]

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New Belgium Brewing brands available in Mississippi March 3

January 31, 2014

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New Belgium Brewing will make Mississippi its 37th state of distribution on March 3, according to a news release from the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewer. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. Wholesale partners across the state include: -Capital City […]

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Former Stone County Economic Development Partnership executive director indicted

January 31, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, was indicted Thursday on one count of felony embezzlement, according to a release today from State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  Gumm was previously arrested on August 16, 2013 for embezzlement. As Executive Director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000.00, Pickering’s release said. […]

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