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CARTER: Glocked and loaded for the GOP National Convention

“Packing” for this summer’s Republican Party National Convention in Tampa has taken on a whole new meaning. Grab your Glock and come on down – but don’t forget to bring enough 9mm rounds. That’s the message Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sent with his warning that conventioneers may want to pack some heat in case they must stand their ground ...

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Workers’ comp reforms headed to governor for signing

Workers’ compensation legislation seen as a victory for business and a setback for workers’ rights passed the Mississippi Legislature Monday. The bill sponsored by Sen. Will Longwitz (R – Madison) is touted as encouraging economic growth, creating safer workplaces and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice. Longwitz said the reforms are designed to return fairness to a system that ...

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Lee County school worker indicted in theft of school property

A Lee County School District employee has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement related to an air conditioner and pickup truck allegedly stolen form the school district. Authorities arrested Randy Thweatt on April 17 at the Lee County School District office. A grand jury has since indicted him, according to the State Auditor’s Office, whose agents made the earlier ...

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Former Leake County Chamber chief headed to prison

Renodda Dorman, former Leake County Chamber of Commerce executive director, received a 10-year prison sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $60,000. The sentence specifies Dorman must serve five years behind bars and five years of probation. The court also ordered Dorman to make $60,916.11 in restitution to Leake County. The joint investigation by District Attorney Mark Duncan, ...

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Delta agrees to out seat belts on baggage vehicles after worker fatality

A workplace death has led the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to force Delta Air Lines to provide seat belts to protect workers who operate baggage handling vehicles. The agreement covers approximately 90 of the Atlanta-based company’s airport sites that fall under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction, as well as 16,000 Delta employees and 6,000 baggage handling vehicles. Under ...

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Last minute tax advice for 2012

So it is tax day, this year on April 17 due to a Monday Emancipation Day holiday on April 16. But you haven’t filed a return, or asked for an extension. If you have asked for an extension, you might not have paid the estimated taxes due. Any of those things could bode badly for your pocketbook and anxiety levels. ...

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Profile: Paul Calhoun, Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun CPA's

Paul Calhoun is happy being a CPA and serving as managing partner of the Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun firm, but he can also imagine himself being content working as a mechanic on small engines. Maybe that’s why he enjoys riding motorcycles during leisure time. “People might be surprised to learn that about me,” he said. “This past summer I ...

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Job outlook optimistic for law graduates

How does the job market look for this year’s law graduates? Officials with the states two law schools, Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law, are optimistic about the outlook. “Considering the number of calls we have recently received from firms seeking full-time employees, I think the prospects for the Class of 2012 look ...

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Deans report brisk demand for new accounting grads

If you are looking for evidence that the economy is improving, then the job market for new accounting graduates in Mississippi might be a good indicator. Deans of accounting at the state’s top three universities say that the job market for accounting graduates has improved—indicating that businesses that use accounting services are recovering from the recession. “There has been more ...

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Mississippi man named dean of Missouri Law School

COLUMBIA, Mo. — An associate dean at the University of Mississippi has been named dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Law. Missouri Provost Brian Foster announced April 9 that Gary Myers will take the reins from L. Lawrence Dessem as dean of the law school, beginning Aug. 15. “Gary Myers comes to MU with extensive experience in legal ...

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