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Firm to partially reimburse customers for investment losses

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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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Analysis: Early voting could make you a liar in Mississippi

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Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting. Current state law allows any registered voter who is disabled or at least 65 years old to cast an absentee ballot before election day. Anyone else needs an excuse, such as being out of town on election ...

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State’s ‘Y’all’ website pulling visitors worldwide

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By LYNN LOFTON  A website by the Secretary of State’s office to promote economic development in Mississippi has attracted a large number of visitors since its Sept. 30 launch. The site, www.YallBusiness.sos.ms.gov, brings together economic, census and consumer data into one comprehensive website. It also has a link on the main Secretary of State website. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann ...

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Mississippi Secretary of State fines Oxford House

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JACKSON — The secretary of state’s office has ordered a Maryland-based organization that finds homes for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts to stop soliciting donations in Mississippi. Oxford House Inc. is based in a Silver Spring, Maryland. It operates about 15 group homes in Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the secretary of state’s office levied a $1,000 fine to ...

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Ex-movie maker returns to Jackson with plan for Internet TV network

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Bob Schnitzer made a thriller film called “The Premonition” in Jackson in the mid-70s. Now he has returned to the capital, the scene of the movie intended to horrify, to set up an Internet streaming network whose intent is to heal. “Holistic” is the term Schnitzer uses for OTV, live and on-demand, which will emphasize “personal growth, ...

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Hosemann to launch crowd funding program

By JACK WEATHERLY  Crowd funding has been around for a few years. Sometimes it’s a shop that’s about to go under. Someone sends out the rallying cry and the money pours in, sometimes. And maybe there is a lasting benefit, maybe not. But the phenomenon has become more varied. And in some cases more sophisticated, with a longer-range perspective. By ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Tater don't need no Common Core

Tate Reeves is going to save education in Mississippi by offering an alternative to Common Core. He has gathered some of the sharpest minds in Mississippi politics to come up with a plan better than the one designed and approved by the bipartisan National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Whether or ...

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MDMR receives Tidelands check for $9.5M from Hosemann

BILOXI — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented a check for $9.5 million to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to fund projects to increase public access to waterways and marine conservation management. Hosemann made the presentation yesterday to MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller. The Tidelands Trust Fund Program began in 1994. Mississippians own the public trust tidelands, the ...

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Number of requests for general election absentee ballots roughly same as primary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in person at the Circuit Clerk’s Office is Saturday, Nov. 1. “The Statewide Election Management System indicates roughly the same number of absentee ballots have been requested for the general election as the primary election,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Typically, absentee ballots are a good indicator of voter ...

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