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Milner elected chair of the ABA section of Environment, Energy and Resources

John E. Milner, partner in Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes PLLC, was recently elected to lead 10,000 attorneys nationwide practicing environmental, natural resources and energy law. Milner was named Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the premier forum for lawyers practicing environmental, natural resources and energy law. The Section provides educational programs, publications, and ...

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Hurst takes office as US Attorney for southern Mississippi

A new chief federal prosecutor for the southern half of Mississippi has taken office. Mike Hurst was sworn in Tuesday in Jackson as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan. Hurst, the unsuccessful 2015 Republican nominee for Mississippi Attorney General, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week after his June nomination ...

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Hurst confirmed as top US prosecutor in south Mississippi

Mike Hurst has been confirmed as the new U.S. attorney for the southern half of Mississippi. The state’s two U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, announced Wednesday that Hurst was confirmed late Tuesday by unanimous consent in the Senate. Hurst is director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, part of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He was an assistant ...

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Sen. Sean J. Tindell appointed to Mississippi Court of Appeals

Gov. Phil Bryant has announced he has appointed Sen. Sean J. Tindell to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Tindell’s appointment is effective Nov. 2. He replaces David Ishee, who Gov. Bryant appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in September. “Senator Tindell’s experience as a prosecutor and his work in private practice make him the perfect fit to serve on the Court of ...

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Lawsuit seeks to end Mississippi’s lifetime felon voting ban

Mississippi’s constitution bars its citizens from voting ever again after being convicted of certain felonies. Now a legal group wants the federal courts to remove what it calls an illegal vestige of white supremacy by striking down most of these restrictions. Attorney Rob McDuff, who filed suit Thursday in Jackson, estimates that more than 50,000 Mississippians have been disqualified from ...

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ARE YOU FUTURE READY? Be prepared to meet business changes head-on

By BECKY GILLETTE What does it mean to be “future ready”? HORNE LLP CPAs and Business Advisors, which is based across the Southeast and serves clients across the nation, took on that topic at their Leadership Summit in late August. It is a topic that every business owner needs to keep in mind in order to be successful in today’s ...

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Staying ahead is a key CPA issue

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants is the largest professional organization for CPAs in the state, and William “Bill” Taylor is its chairman. “I’m just getting started but so far I’m really enjoying it,” Taylor said, “The Chair-Elect is very involved at the MSCPA, so there usually aren’t any big surprises for the new Chairman ...

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Mississippi lawyers named for 2018 edition of Best Lawyers

2018 Edition of Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published it list for over three decades as a source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo ...

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