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Payday lender pins hopes on Chancery Court to avoid store closings, $1.58 million fine

Banking commissioner rules All American Check Cashing did thousands of illegal loan rollovers By TED CARTER A Hinds County chancery judge on May 12 gave Mississippi payday lender All American Check Cashing a brief reprieve from a state Department of Banking and Consumer Finance shutdown order for its 75 stores, a $1.58 million fine and a demand to pay refunds ...

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Mercedes-Benz of Jackson named Official Automotive Partner of Highland Village

Highland Village has named Mercedes-Benz of Jackson its Official Automotive Partner. The partnership creates immediate cross promotional opportunities for both brands, including Mercedes-Benz of Jackson permanently displaying three luxury vehicles – two Mercedes-Benz and one Porsche – on-site throughout the Highland Village property. Mercedes-Benz of Jackson offers one of the largest inventories of Mercedes-Benz automobiles – including new and previously ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Do your employees believe in your values and purpose

Do your employees believe in your company or organization’s values? Do they hate to attend staff meetings? These two questions illustrate two issues that are getting a lot of attention these days in human resource circles. And it’s no wonder. According to the Gallup organization, only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they can apply their organization’s values to their ...

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Fire destroys bathware company’s facility

DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal GOLDEN – A fire early Sunday morning at the 110,000-square-foot Baymont Bathware facility took firefighters nearly all day to put out, but the building was all but destroyed. No one was hurt during the blaze, which started around midnight Saturday. Nearly 150 people work at the plant, and company officials said they hoped to get ...

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MDOT: Legislature needs to act quickly on budget to avoid extra costs

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Department of Transportation will not have to suspend contracts, costing taxpayers “tens of millions of dollars,” if the Legislature passes a budget for the agency early in the planned June 5 special session. MDOT officials originally had said that if no budget was approved for the agency by May 15 that they ...

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March and April lead to rebound in state revenue

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Personal income tax collections for April – an astounding 36 percent above the amount collected in April 2016 – have played a key role in helping state tax revenue recover for the current fiscal year. For much of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, the state was collecting less in revenue than it ...

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Lottery members say task is to gather facts

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Only one House member on the committee Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, formed to study the lottery, voted during the 2017 legislative session in favor of an amendment trying to enact the lottery. In addition, when announcing members of the committee earlier this month, Gunn said, “The purpose of the study group is to gather ...

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Soybeans: Mississippi planting early, US could set record

A warm winter and spring have let Mississippi farmers get soybeans into the ground early, and they expect to exceed last year’s planting. About 69 percent of the crop had been planted by the end of April and 74 percent by May 7, compared to an average of 38 percent and 51 percent by those dates over the past five ...

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Oktibbeha hospital won’t provide some information for buyers

A county-owned hospital says it won’t produce information sought by Oktibbeha County supervisors before a June 12 deadline for potential buyers to submit inquiries. The Commercial Dispatch reports OCH Regional Medical Center board Chairman Jimmy Lindley wrote a letter to supervisors on Monday saying it would take 60 to 90 days to compile all the information sought for bidders to ...

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