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Mississippi economic index shows first rise since fall

April 17, 2015

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Components of the Mississippi Leading Index, or MLI, collectively rose 0.6 percent in February, the first increase since October, state economists report. The value of the index increased 3.9 percent from the previous February, according to the April issue of Mississippi’s Business, an economic monitoring newsletter published by the University Research Center, an arm of […]

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Georgia legalizes medical pot, limits use to 8 ailments

April 17, 2015

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ATLANTA — To the squeals of sick children and thunderous applause from their parents, an emotional Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that immediately legalizes the use of medical marijuana in Georgia to treat eight serious medical conditions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, makes it legal for […]

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Jackson issues RFP in 3rd try for convention center hotel developer

April 13, 2015

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The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is taking a third swing at getting a convention center hotel built. With the backing of Jackson’s elected officials, the JRA late last month issued a Request for Proposals for a hotel of at least 300 rooms on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, an approximately 300,000 square-foot conventions and […]

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Russian ballet to headline final spring Lyceum event

April 12, 2015

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STARKVILLE –The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s April 22 presentation of “Sleeping Beauty” will conclude Mississippi State’s 2014-15 Lyceum Series schedule. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bettersworth Auditorium of the university’s historic Lee Hall. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance via www.lyceum.msstate.edu. MSU students are admitted free with identification cards. […]

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Feds to set new off-shore drilling rule, 5 years after BP oil spill

April 11, 2015

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The New York Times reports the Obama administration is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, administration officials said Friday. The announcement of the Interior Department regulation, which could […]

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Seller of understated fashion J.McLaughlin opening in Highland Village

April 8, 2015

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Fashion retailer J.McLaughlin will be opening its first location in Mississippi at Highland Village at 10 a.m. Friday, directly across from High Cotton. Recognized for a distinctive flair for color and a signature portfolio of prints, J.McLaughlin is a American sportswear and accessories brand for men and women. The J.McLaughlin sensibility is influenced by where their customer […]

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UPDATED: Florida firm slapped with $1.3M No Call fine

April 7, 2015

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined a Florida company $1.3 million for 266 violations of the state’s No Call law. But with Global Financial Assist LLC having gone out of business, the fine may be more symbolic than actual. The fines come to $5,000 for each of the unauthorized calls the telemarketer made […]

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UPDATE: Group claims Legislature duped it on killing Common Core

April 5, 2015

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The anti-Common Core group Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education is claiming Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Legislature deceived it in pledging to eliminate the education initiative. The bill sent to Gov. Phil Bryant last week does not kill Common Core and Bryant should veto it, the group said in an email Monday morning. […]

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Mitchell Distributing expands to 32 Mississippi counties with Delta acquistion

April 5, 2015

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Meridian’s Mitchell Distributing has completed the geographic connection of its Mississippi markets through acquisition of Delta Distributing Co. of Greenwood, giving the Anheuser Busch distributor a presence in 32 counties in the Magnolia State. The acquisition gains  the family-owned beer distributorship Delta’s markets in Yalobusha, Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll and Leflore counties. “It is a strategic […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP leaders could have gotten some kind of income tax cut

March 27, 2015

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By Bobby Harrison | Daily Journal | March 27, 2015 Make no mistake about it, House Republicans killed any chance of an income tax cut passing the Mississippi Legislature this session. On Friday, House Republicans, who hold a majority, could have made a motion to send the tax cut legislation to conference by a simple […]

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