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Bryant appoints Lisa Howell Lauderdale County Court Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Lisa Howell Lauderdale County Court judge. Howell’s appointment is effective Nov. 1. She will replace Judge Frank M. Coleman, who is retiring Oct. 31. Howell joins Judge Veldore Young Graham on the county court bench. Howell’s post will appear on the ballot in November 2018. “Lisa’s experience in private practice 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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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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Trump nominates Hurst and Lamar as Mississippi prosecutors

President Donald Trump announced his choices Thursday to become the top federal prosecutors in Mississippi. In the southern half of the state, he selected Mike Hurst, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Republican who lost a 2015 election for Mississippi Attorney General to Democratic incumbent Jim Hood. In the northern half of the state, Trump is tapping William “Chad” Lamar, ...

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Cloud accounting software not expected to replace CPAs

By BECKY GILLETTE Is cloud accounting software going to put a big hurt on CPAs and accountants? There are some predictions that by the end of 2017, more than 90 percent of small and medium-sized businesses will be using cloud accounting software. It’s convenient, it’s inexpensive and user-friendly. But Dr. Shawn Mauldin, CPA, director of the Mississippi State University Adkerson ...

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Parental leave for moms AND dads

By NASH NUNNERY Wendy Huff Ellard was ecstatic the day she informed her husband she was pregnant with their first child. But Ellard’s joy soon turned to worry. Now a shareholder with Baker Donelson, Ellard was a rising star with one of the South’s most powerful law firms in the fall of 2014. Her unique and complex practice, which includes ...

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