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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

August 27, 2013

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It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on […]

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Presley announces effort to bring high-speed internet to rural north Mississippi

July 9, 2013

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Brandon Presley

JACKSON, Mississippi – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today a new effort to enlist the public in bringing high speed internet access to North Mississippi. In the vein of the highly successful Zap the Gap campaign which gathers information on wireless cell phone coverage, Presley introduced the Broadband Survey as a means of identifying […]

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Attorney General Hood asks Google to address illegal, counterfeit goods

June 6, 2013

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Attorney General Jim Hood is asking internet giant Google to substantially address issues on its internet site that are allowing consumers to obtain illegal and counterfeit goods, including the online sale of dangerous drugs without a prescription. Hood leads a group of national attorneys general who are concerned that Google’s search algorithm often leads to […]

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ROSENBLATT: Mississippians should keep track of their untaxed internet purchases

March 8, 2013

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  Taxing internet sales is a popular topic in letters to the editor and opinion columns in the local media. One letter writer recently wrote “Let’s pass a law and tax internet sales.” The argument posits that it is not fair to local merchants to allow out of state internet sellers to enjoy a price […]

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