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City officials say residents would benefit from annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — Two Pass Christian officials say that residents in a proposed annexation area in Harrison County would benefit from city services and discounts on insurance. The Sun Herald reports the trial in which Pass Christian is attempting to annex 5.4 miles of the Pineville-Cuevas community in the county is expected to last two weeks. The city said it ...

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Court denies motion to reconsider wind-versus-water decision

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied motions to reconsider its ruling last December that overturned a judgment for an insurance company in a wind vs. water case. The case involved a Pascagoula home hit by 6.3 feet of storm surge during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Both the homeowners and Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. had asked the court ...

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Severe storms cause widespread damage, one fatality

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Emergency management officials in Holmes County say severe weather may be to blame for one death in Lexington after a tree fell on a home late yesterday afternoon. According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, five counties so far have reported damage from severe weather that moved across Mississippi yesterday. Damage reports by county are as follows: ...

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Justice Department investigating Golden Triangle tax preparer

COLUMBUS — The Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer, who runs a business in Columbus. Yesterday, federal prosecutors said they filed a federal civil injunction suit to bar Cynthia H. Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. Prosecutors say Cynthia’s Tax Service prepares returns for customers who report false income and expense amounts and falsely ...

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Ex-housing director asks to be acquitted or get new trial

LELAND — The former director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority is asking a federal judge to acquit her in a fraud case or grant a new trial. Ann Jefferson was convicted March 7 in federal court in Aberdeen on two counts of embezzlement, two counts of obstruction of justice and three counts of witness intimidation. Jefferson was acquitted ...

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FNC Inc. strikes first-time deal with BuildFax

OXFORD — Mortgage technology company FNC Inc. can now provide its clients access to historical building permit data as the result of a partnership with BuildFax. “Amid a shifting real estate market and ever-changing regulations, FNC’s collateral-focused data coupled with the building permit intelligence of BuildFax can provide needed solutions to help mortgage professionals make educated decisions on collateral value ...

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House passes insurance-discount legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House passed a bill yesterday to require insurance companies to offer discounts on costly hurricane coverage in five southern counties, including three on the Coast. Discounts are required by July 2013. They would go to single-family homes and some manufactured homes for meeting strong-house standards in the current building code, those established by the Institute for ...

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City, county earn better fire insurance rating

MONTICELLO and LAWRENCE COUNTY — Monticello and Lawrence County have achieved new fire insurance ratings. Officials tell the Daily Leader the city has new rating of six and the county had an eight. The ratings came from the state. Monticello Fire Department Capt. Jared Evans says a class six rating will lower insurance costs to businesses and homes. Previously, the ...

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Aldermen amend city's zoning ordinance to foster construction

PETAL — The Petal Board of Aldermen has voted to amend the official zoning ordinance for the city, hoping to make it easier for building in the city. Mayor Hal Marx said the goal is to make it easier for people to go through the approval process and cut fees. The Hattiesburg American reports one change would relax the 1,400-square-foot ...

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Jefferson found guilty of embezzlement, obstruction, witness intimidation

GREENVILLE — A federal jury has convicted the director of a housing organization on charges of intimidating witnesses in a federal investigation. >> READ MORE ON THIS STORY … WABG-TV reports South Delta Regional Housing Authority director Ann Jefferson was convicted yesterday in federal court in Greenville. No sentencing date has been set. U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams says Jefferson was ...

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