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New partner at Bradley

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has elevated attorney Slates C. Veazey to partner at the firm’s Jackson office. Veazey represents clients in all types of litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction and insurance coverage disputes. His construction practice involves representing owners and general contractors in a variety of issues and projects, both public and private. He has experience managing ...

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Long receives certification

Jacob Long of Clinton, a physical therapist at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, recently received his Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). The ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers’ needs, and providing training ...

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Dowd named partner

Litigation attorney Matthew R. Dowd has been promoted to partner at the Jackson law firm of Adams and Reese. Dowd joined Adams and Reese in 2015 as Special Counsel in the firm’s Jackson office. Practicing law since 2005, he focuses his practice on products liability defense, in particular, silica defense, and also commercial and insurance litigation, personal injury, mass torts, ...

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US stocks jump following strong January jobs report

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning after the government said employers stepped up their hiring last month, another positive sign for the U.S. economy. The biggest gains are going to small-company stocks, which stand to benefit from a pickup in the economy. Banks rose sharply after President Trump took a first step toward scaling back financial industry regulations. Major stock ...

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Miss. could lift civil-service protection for most agencies

Legislators are debating whether to remove civil-service protection for most Mississippi state government employees for three years. The proposal is in House Bill 974 , which passed the House on a split vote Thursday. Opponents held it for the possibility of another debate on another day. Supporters say removing Personnel Board supervision from most state-service jobs would give directors the flexibility to ...

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Internet tax legislation passes House

By BOBBY HARRISON The Republican House leadership guided to passage Wednesday legislation to tax remote (internet) sales, but not without causing some consternation among members of the House majority. The legislation, which passed 79-38, would use the revenue generated from the tax for road and bridge needs, both on the state level and for counties and municipalities. Those voting against ...

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Seminary potter recognized as state’s top visual artist

By BECKY GILLETTE SEMINARY — Claudia “Ka” Cartee, 69, has been “telling a story with clay” since she was a little girl and her father, a professional mold maker who had a regional ceramic slip business, gave her a potting wheel. A professional potter since 1973, Cartee has averaged making two tons of clay per year into art ranging from ...

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Petal businesses on the path to recovery from EF3 tornado

By BECKY GILLETTE PETAL — It will take a long time for Petal businesses and homeowners to recover from the devastating EF3 tornado Jan. 21. Petal Mayor Hal Marx estimates 350 homes were damaged or destroyed. “About 30 businesses, including 19 in a major shopping center, were destroyed,” Marx said. “We do not have any damage cost estimates for Petal ...

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FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT — Snipes optimistic about future of Greenwood

By NASH NUNNERY As an accomplished landscape architect, Brantley Snipes’ is most familiar with the concept that lawns and plants need constant nurturing. The same theory might apply to an historic Mississippi Delta downtown. Now the executive director for Main Street Greenwood, Snipes came up with the innovative Revolving Real Estate program to breathe new life into the city’s once-bustling ...

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Catfish industry sees Trump veto of TPP as victory

By JACK WEATHERLY The U.S. catfish industry has fought Asian exporters long and hard for years. Now with President Donald Trump issuing an order in his first week in the White House to block America’s membership in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, another victory has been achieved, as the U.S. industry sees it. “We just felt that the TPP would weaken ...

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