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Federal Reserve chief promises regulations that reflect realities of community banking

» Fed report includes summary of Mississippi bankers’ town conducted by state’s chief banking regulator Mississippi’s community bankers earlier this month heard a promise from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the Fed would craft supervisory polices and regulations “appropriately scaled to banks’ size and complexity.” That’s encouraging news for the state’s small, independent banks which since the 2010 passage ...

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UPDATED: Farish St. issue heading to court to settle JRA objections on developer lien

JACKSON, Mississippi – Liens filed recently by the Farish Group to protect what it says is its several million dollars of expenditures in the stalled Farish Street redevelopment project has been met with a lawsuit from the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, the city agency that booted Farish Group from the project earlier this month. Lance Stevens, lawyer for Farish Group managing ...

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Former senator and parole board chairman hired by Secretary of State

JACKSON, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has hired Desoto County native Doug Davis to serve as Chief of Staff for the Agency. “Doug has a long served the citizens of the State of Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “No doubt his legislative experience, extensive background in policy, and commitment to our State will be an asset ...

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CRAWFORD: Paul Ryan proposes a sensible approach

By Bill Crawford Republican budget-master Rep. Paul Ryan emerged from self-imposed obscurity last week, speaking out on the government shutdown and looming default in an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal. His words deserve consideration: “For example, most of us agree that gradual, structural reforms are better than sudden, arbitrary cuts. For my Democratic colleagues, the discretionary spending levels ...

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Applications being accepted for new SMART rebate program

JACKSON — Applications are now being accepted for the Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act (SMART Business Act) rebate program. The SMART Business Act was adopted during the 2013 Legislative Session to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with Mississippi Public Universities; develop the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the economy of Mississippi. The rebate ...

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New online filing system at Mississippi DOR set for those that file Sales and Use Taxes

Beginning Oct. 7, businesses that file Sales and Use Taxes in Mississippi will use the Department of Revenue’s new online filing system accessed through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP.) Those taxpayers that file Withholding Tax or Corporate Tax already use this system. With the October 7 implementation, most taxes administered by the DOR are included in the system allowing taxpayers ...

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Commission approves measure banning guns from parks, centers

OXFORD — The Oxford Park Commission has voted to put up signs indicating that guns are not allowed at Oxford’s parks and activity centers. Deputy director Bubba Robinson told the commission that guns have dropped out of bags in the Oxford Activity Center in the past. Robinson said he believes it’s time for the commission to restrict firearms from city ...

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Fight between property owner and city goes to appeals court

MADISON — Property owner Mike Crook’s fight with the city of Madison over an ordinance he claims is designed to keep renters out of the Jackson suburb has made its way to the state Court of Appeals. Oral arguments are set Oct. 15 in Jackson. Crook was convicted in 2011 of violating the ordinance and fined $600. City officials say ...

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Commission votes to retain Louisiana firm for bridge inspections

VICKSBURG — A Louisiana company will continue to do annual inspections of the old U.S. 80 Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted Wednesday to keep Baton Rouge-based G.E.C. on retainer for $15,000 a year. The company writes reports annually that note the structural stability of the 83-year old railroad crossing. This year’s report concluded the span ...

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City to hike water rates, fees but not raise taxes

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez may not be raising taxes, but an increase in water rates and inspection fees may be in residents’ futures. In an effort to prevent a city-wide tax increase, The Natchez Democrat reports Mayor Butch Brown and the board of aldermen discussed both issues during a work session yesterday. Aldermen will take up the issue ...

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