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Edney named MC School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Lawyer of the Year

Butler Snow announced Andrea La’Verne Edney has been named Mississippi College School of Law’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Lawyer of the Year. Each year, Mississippi College’s Alumni Association recognizes one graduate from each of the school’s departments for their Alumni of the Year awards. Honorees are chosen based on service and dedication to the school, professional achievements and leadership in their ...

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Brunini attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC announced regional ranking in 46 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process. Brunini practices in Mississippi recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Law Firms Include: Jackson Tier 1: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization ...

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Analysis: Espy had strong showing for Dem in Mississippi

Mike Espy lost a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest in Mississippi but had the strongest showing of any Democrat seeking that office the past 30 years in a state where Republicans have steadily increased their power. Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, received 46.2 percent of the vote, and Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who had been serving in the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Hyde-Smith trumped Espy handily in run-off

As expected, Cindy Hyde-Smith trumped Mike Espy in the run-off election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Thad Cochran. Yes, trumped, both literally and figuratively – literally because she won handily 54% to 46% and figuratively because President Donald Trump flew into Mississippi the day before the election and stumped for her in Tupelo and Biloxi. As I wrote ...

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Bloomberg announces Jackson to receive $1 million for public art project addressing nutrition and food equity

Philanthropist, public health advocate and former mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg joined Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba to announce that the city has been named a Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge winner. Jackson will receive up to $1 million for its project, “Fertile Ground: Inspiring Dialogue About Food Access,” which aims to inform policy related to nutrition ...

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Company closing second casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County

Caesars Entertainment will close a second casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County, as the region’s years-long decline in gambling revenues continues to weigh on business. The Las Vegas-based casino behemoth announced Tuesday that it will close the Tunica Roadhouse Casino at the end of January, citing “persistent declines in business levels in the area stemming from increased competition.” The move will ...

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Expert: Mississippi auto making on solid footing in turbulent industry

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi does not face a negative impact from the fact that General Motors this week announced it will shutter five plants and lay off thousands of workers in the United States and Canada. GM does have an indirect presence in the state – a distribution center in Rankin County and two manufacturing operations —  though the company ...

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Costco war moves to yet another battlefield

By JACK WEATHERLY Opponents of the proposed Costco Wholesale store in Ridgeland are relentless in their effort to block developers. The “war” that has dragged on for three years over the project proposed as the anchor for the 45-acre phase three of the Renaissance at Colony Park mall has moved to a third battlefield. The Mississippi Supreme Court was unanimous ...

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Crigler elected President of Mississippi Optometric Association

Dr. Amy Crigler, OD, of Starkville, has been elected the 2018-2019 president of the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA). As president, she will lead a membership of over 240 optometrists located across the state who are dedicated to promoting the eye health and vision care of all Mississippians. Dr. Crigler, of Crigler Family Vision Center, has been a member of the ...

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Baker Donelson adds 5 tax attorneys to Jackson office

Baker Donelson has expanded its tax practice with the addition of five attorneys to its Jackson office. Joining Baker Donelson are C. Ted Sanderson Jr., James A. “Jay” Norris III, Leslie Bounds, William O. “Bill” Brown Jr., and Charles W. “Chuck” Goldberg Jr. Ted Sanderson joins as a shareholder with a primary focus on federal and state tax controversy and ...

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