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Time to look ahead at 2019 tax year

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Pencils down. Papers filed. Tense shoulders can now relax – we’re a month past the 2018 tax deadline, unless your tax return was smaller than hoped, or worse, you owe IRS.  It’s never too early to plan ahead on how you can have a better tax season by 2019’s deadline, so we spoke to accountants and ...

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Mississippi treasurer intends to run for attorney general

Second-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she intends to run for state attorney general next year. Multiple news outlets report that she briefly discussed her plans last week with a Republican women’s club. Her chief of staff, Michelle Williams, says Fitch, a Madison Republican, will make a more extensive announcement later. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is widely expected to ...

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New plans for Costco gas pumps closer to plaintiffs?

By JACK WEATHERLY Costco Wholesale has maintained that it would “move forward” with a plan to build a store in Ridgeland since the state Supreme Court ruled in April that the city ordinance that was crafted to accommodate the project was illegal. Now the plan has been revealed, though not in detail. The store would still be built on the ...

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Cadence Bank, State Bank Financial Corp. announce merger

Cadence Bank and State Bank Financial Corp. are announcing a merger. Al.com reports that Cadence Bank’s corporate headquarters will move from Birmingham, Alabama, to Atlanta following the merger. The combined company will have about 100 branches serving Texas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. The deal is expected to be finalized later this year. Al.com reports that Cadence Bank CEO Sam Tortorici ...

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Itron signs agreement with Mississippi Power

   Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, today announced a new agreement with Mississippi Power—a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO)—to support the utility’s grid modernization plans and continued leadership in technical innovation within the utility space. Itron will deploy and manage its standards-based Gen5 IPv6 network platform to connect ...

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Mississippi College picks state native as new president

A Mississippi university is naming a native of the state as its 20th president. Mississippi College trustees on Monday said they had chosen Blake Thompson to lead the 5,000-student Baptist-affiliated institution. Thompson is currently vice president of government affairs at Ohio State University and secretary of the university’s board of trustees. The 43-year-old Thompson is a native of Rienzi. He ...

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Mississippi casinos could take bets soon as court clears way

A leader of a Mississippi casino association says casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that regulators could vote quickly.Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association Deputy Director Michael Bruffey says the rules envision that any Mississippi casino could take bets. He says casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins. The ...

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Analysis: Candidates vie for attention in 3rd District race

Voters in central Mississippi’s 3rd District are choosing a new member of Congress for the first time in a decade. Candidates have been traveling for weeks to speak at forums and fish fries, and the heavy rotation of advertising – for those who can afford it – is expected to begin close to Memorial Day. Party primaries are June 5, ...

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DENNIS SEID: Toyota begins search for 400 new team members

Just two weeks after announcing a $170 million expansion and the need for another 400 workers, Toyota Mississippi had its first in-house job fair Thursday to begin the search for that additional help. And for six hours, some 375 people came to the plant, got a brief tour and submitted their applications. How many will get hired remains to be ...

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Soybean crop starting slow across Mississippi

STARKVILLE – At about 2.2 million acres, soybeans are easily the state’s biggest row crop with a flexible planting window that puts them in the clean-up position when farmers cannot plant other crops on time. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the crop was about 60 percent planted by early May. This amount was ...

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