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Hood wants some of $46 million of suit settlement earmarked for mentally ill

February 20, 2015

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Call it a sharing of the spoils of war at an opportune time.. Just as he qualifies for a reelection bid, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is handing over around $46 million to Gov. Phil Bryant and the Legislature from legal settlements obtained from the likes of Standard & Poor’s, Merck & Co., HSBC Bank […]

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MDA official Jim McArthur departing for health field

February 20, 2015

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MBJ staff Jim McArthur, deputy director of the Mississippi Development Authority, will depart the agency on Feb. 27 to take a position in the health-care sector in Oxford, according to the agency. McArthur joined MDA in August 2012 after being regional sales manager in energy and water management solutions for Itron Inc., a Washington state-corporation. […]

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Jim Hood qualifies for re-election bid

February 20, 2015

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Attorney General Jim Hood

By Bobby Harrison JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood of Chickasaw County, Mississippi’s sole statewide elected Democrat, has confirmed that he has qualified to seek re-election. The qualifying deadline is Feb. 27, and the three-term attorney general has caused some speculation by not committing earlier to a re-election effort. Thus far no other candidate has […]

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Judicial watchdog agency seeks suspension for Madison judge

February 20, 2015

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JACKSON — A judicial watchdog commission is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to suspend a Madison County judge recently arrested for simple assault on a vulnerable person. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed the petition Thursday with the court. The petition cites Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger for assaulting a mentally disabled African-American male […]

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Mississippi’s official state website awarded for excellence

February 20, 2015

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JACKSON The State of Mississippi’s award-winning website has been nationally recognized again for excellence in interactive media. Ms.gov was recently honored with the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best In Class Award and the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts W3 Award. These mark the third and fourth awards the innovative, mobile-oriented site has received this year. “The State of Mississippi’s […]

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named top 50 developer

February 20, 2015

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PONTOTOC – Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated […]

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Tupelo to get its first Walmart Neighborhood Market

February 20, 2015

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Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Walmart plans to build a Neighborhood Market on this site on South Gloster, near Crosstown.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The first of what could be as many as three smaller-format Walmart stores in Tupelo is expected to be built this year. On Thursday, Tupelo Development Services Director Shane Hooper confirmed that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had officially requested a permit to build a 40,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market in […]

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Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers open together in Jackson

February 19, 2015

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Luby’s, Inc., today opened its restaurant and cafeteria brands together on at 5471 I-55 North in Jackson, in the southwest quadrant of I-55 and Briarwood Dr.  The Luby’s Cafeteria and Fuddruckers occupy a 13,000-square-foot structure, and are the first side-by-side development outside the company’s home state of Texas, where Luby’s, Inc. has five similar offerings.  […]

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Legal action possible on $90 million Siemens contract

February 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Jackson city council members have questioned a city attorney about the possibility of terminating the $90 million Siemens contract the city executed in 2012 and retrieving much of the $70 million already paid. Leaders also said that they are looking into possible legal action after the latest problem caused by the contract. The […]

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Hancock supervisor seeks investigation of water district

February 19, 2015

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BAY ST. LOUIS — A Hancock County supervisor is calling for an investigation into the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District following the abrupt resignations of several commissioners and employees. Supervisor Steve Seymour tells The Sun Herald he plans to ask his fellow supervisors at their next meeting to approve a full investigation into the controversy […]

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