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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bullfighting in Mississippi is a cruel event; boycott

November 26, 2013

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OPEN LETTER TO PETE CASTONERA – ORGANIZER OF MISSISSIPPI BULLFIGHTING Very disappointed with you Pete. There was I advising opponents of your Mississippi Bullfighting promotion not to type personal insults and praising you for allowing us to debate the topic and what do you do? Ban me from commenting! That’s what the big bosses used do in […]

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Wal-Mart board elects Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as company CEO

November 25, 2013

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Wal-Mart’s board of directors have elected Doug McMillon as the company’s next CEO. Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world’s largest retailer. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced Monday that its board of directors elected […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Dynamics of U.S. Senate race take shape in Mississippi

November 22, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi — In recent years, Republicans’ efforts to take over the United States Senate have been thwarted at least in part by the ultra-conservative wing of the party – i.e., the Tea Party. In Nevada, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Alaska, to name a few, the Republicans have lost what at one time were […]

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UMMC’s Landmark purchase gets IHL nod

November 22, 2013

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A large user for the long-vacant Landmark Center on Capitol Street would inject some much-needed vitality into downtown Jackson, Central Business District leaders say.

A sizable chunk of downtown Jackson’s vacant office space will soon move to the occupied side of the ledger with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s planned purchase of the Landmark Center. The two-year-wait for an occupant for the 366,500 square-foot building at the corner of Capitol and Lamar streets ended Thursday with UMMC getting […]

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BCBS of Mississippi maintaining non-Obamacare compliant policies

November 21, 2013

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements. “ Instead, […]

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Highland Village in Jackson renews fashion icon Maison Weiss

November 20, 2013

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WS Development is pleased to announce the lease renewal for the long standing fashion icon Maison Weiss. The store has been at Highland Village since it was founded by Nell and Bernie Weiss in August of 1975. Their Grandson Ken Szilasi and his wife Tracy have been running the store since the early 1980’s. Maison […]

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Smithville celebrates new domed gym-disaster structure as tornado recovery continues

November 15, 2013

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SMITHVILLE, Mississippi — Monroe County received a check for $1.4 million Friday to put toward the cost of building the Smithville school’s new monolithic dome gym, a tornado-resistant structure that replaces the gym destroyed on April 27, 2011 by an EF5 tornado that roared through the center of town, killing 16 people. The domed gym […]

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State Attorney General Jim Hood hints at action against Blue Cross Blue Shield

November 12, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – As attorney general, Jim Hood has displayed a willingness to take on big business, whether Google, BP, major drug companies or Entergy, if he felt wrongdoing was occurring. Hood, a Democrat, sent word recently he is eying health insurance giant Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I have been […]

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Mississippi’s revenue buoyed by corporate tax collections

November 11, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi – State revenue collections continue to be strong, outpacing by 7.6 percent what was collected during the same time period last year, thanks in large part to a surge in corporate tax collections. Strong collections for the current year come on the heels of the previous two years where tax […]

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

November 7, 2013

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Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several […]

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