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Auditor seeks repayment of missing money raised by Carthage High students

January 23, 2015

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Investigators in the State Auditor’s Office are demanding a repayment of $52,340 from Gena Quick Scott,  a former office manager of Carthage High School who was caretaker of the money  raised by school groups. Investigators are unsure where the money went. They do know, however, that the cash never made it to the bank the […]

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Reeves’ bill to kill car inspections heads to full Senate

January 22, 2015

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ effort to rid the state of its $5 auto inspection sticker requirement won passage Thursday from the Senate Finance Committee. Senate Bill 2519 next goes to the full Senate. Similar bills died in the Legislature the last two years. The state has had the requirement since 1977, according to the Insurance Journal. Estimates […]

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Only quarter of eligible Mississippians join health insurance exchange so far

January 21, 2015

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With a month of open enrollment left, 81,251 Mississippians have either registered or been automatically renewed for the state’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act. Still, the totals represent just 26 percent of those eligible to enroll, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Last year, Mississippi ranked 33rd in the number of […]

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Shipbuilders say McCain measure threatens Gulf shipyard jobs

January 20, 2015

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A proposed amendment by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to the Keystone XL pipeline bill poses a huge threat to Gulf Coast shipbuilding industry and the $15 billion economic punch the shipyards provide, the Shipbuilders Council of America and American Maritime Partnership say. The amendment proposes to eliminate the existing requirement that vessels operating exclusively in […]

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Greenville reimbursed for Parks & Rec director’s embezzlement

January 16, 2015

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GREENVILLE, Mississippi – Seventy-thousand dollars stolen from the City of Greenville by former Parks & Recreation chief  Yvette Yeager has been returned to City coffers. The repayment is part of the court-ordered restitution for Yeager, who embezzled $85,155  over a five-year period from October 2007 through September 2012. This money was recovered following the investigation […]

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Holder putting stop to cops seizing our belongings without cause

January 16, 2015

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred, the Washington Post reports. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago […]

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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

July 8, 2014

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NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development […]

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MDA grants KiOR forbearance after biofuels maker defaults on payment

July 3, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — In a sign that biofuel maker KiOR Inc.’s money troubles aren’t letting up, the start-up company will make a $250,000 forbearance payment to the Mississippi Development Authority in exchange for 120 days to get current on its nearly $70 million debt to the MDA. KiOR defaulted on a $1.87 million payment that was […]

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NY Times: Loser or not, McDaniel’s time in spotlight may have just begun

July 3, 2014

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Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser, the New York Times reports. Read the story:

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WaPo: Cochran signals won’t back new voting rights after minorities saved his job

June 29, 2014

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Well, that didn’t last long. Thad Cochran removed his disguise as a friend of Mississippi’s blacks and other minorities within days of these same folks pushing him into Victory Lane in his GOP Senate primary runoff with tea partier Chris McDaniel, the Washington Post reports. Let’s see how the senator’s betrayal figures into some future […]

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