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Duvall Decker unveils plan for Springdale, Ark. municipal campus

By JACK WEATHERLY Duvall Decker Architects P.A., a Jackson firm, has unveiled plans for a 120,000-square-foot $35.5 million municipal complex for the city of Springdale in northwest Arkansas. “Duvall Decker is honored to have been selected to design the Springdale Municipal complex,” partner Roy Decker said in an email.  “We were selected over firms from New York, San Francisco and ...

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Lottery panel visits neighboring states to gather information

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Trips to neighboring states to observe their lottery operations have shed light on the types of decisions that must be made should Mississippi opt to enact a lottery, two Northeast Mississippi legislators recently said. Reps. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc, and Nick Bain, D-Corinth, made trips to Little Rock last week as members of a task ...

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Finding a niche is key in starting business

By BECKY GILLETTE Women-owned businesses continue to increase in Mississippi, keeping pace with a national trend that now shows that 38 percent of all U.S. businesses are owned by women. “Women-owned businesses in Mississippi continue to be a force to be reckoned with,” says Janita R. Stewart, SBA District Director in Mississippi.  “They are right there alongside their male counterparts as ...

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Firm to partially reimburse customers for investment losses

The Mississippi secretary of state says investment firm Morgan Stanley will return up to $4.2 million to partially reimburse customers who had “inordinate losses” because a portfolio manager allegedly used high-risk investments for people who hadn’t agreed to them. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the firm agreed to resolve an investigation by the securities division of his office. In ...

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‘Obamacare’ foe tries to save expanded Medicaid in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Long before the state turned solidly red, Asa Hutchinson was the face of the Republican Party in Arkansas. Born in the arch-conservative hometown of Wal-Mart, the mild-mannered attorney made a bold effort to unseat a Democratic political giant, Sen. Dale Bumpers, and later as a congressman even prosecuted the impeachment case against native son President Bill Clinton. ...

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Snow possible for West Tenn., eastern Ark., north Mississippi

MEMPHIS — Weather forecasters in Memphis are telling residents of West Tennessee, north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to expect winter storm conditions. The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday night through Friday afternoon for large portions of the mid-South area. Forecasters say a storm will move through the area on Thursday night, creating ...

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Walton Family Foundation gives $50M to Teach for America

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide. Teach for America, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, recruits college graduates to teach for two years in schools in high-poverty areas. The foundation, which was created by Wal-Mart’s founders, says the grant will ...

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Mississippi in multi-state probe of VW’s bogus emissions tests

By TED CARTER Mississippi has joined more than two dozen other states in investigating whether German car manufacturer Volkswagen used deceptive trade practices to convince consumers that their cars were environmentally friendly, when they weren’t. Attorney General Jim Hood’s office declined to say whether Mississippi joined the multi-state investigation. The office said only that “the nature of this investigation has been ...

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Steel maker John Correnti dies in Chicago at 68

By JACK WEATHERLY  John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found  dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, the reports say. He was lead investor and mastermind ...

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PSC: Entergy membership saves $48 million for ratepayers

Entergy Mississippi customers saved an estimated $48 million during the first year of the utility’s  membership in MISO, a regional transmission organization formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., according to a release from the Mississippi Public Service Commission. That amounts to a savings of approximately 3 percent, or about $3.50 on the typical residential customer’s monthly bill, ...

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