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Hurst confirmed as top US prosecutor in south Mississippi

Mike Hurst has been confirmed as the new U.S. attorney for the southern half of Mississippi. The state’s two U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, announced Wednesday that Hurst was confirmed late Tuesday by unanimous consent in the Senate. Hurst is director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, part of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He was an assistant ...

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Sen. Sean J. Tindell appointed to Mississippi Court of Appeals

Gov. Phil Bryant has announced he has appointed Sen. Sean J. Tindell to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Tindell’s appointment is effective Nov. 2. He replaces David Ishee, who Gov. Bryant appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in September. “Senator Tindell’s experience as a prosecutor and his work in private practice make him the perfect fit to serve on the Court of ...

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ARE YOU FUTURE READY? Be prepared to meet business changes head-on

By BECKY GILLETTE What does it mean to be “future ready”? HORNE LLP CPAs and Business Advisors, which is based across the Southeast and serves clients across the nation, took on that topic at their Leadership Summit in late August. It is a topic that every business owner needs to keep in mind in order to be successful in today’s ...

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Staying ahead is a key CPA issue

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants is the largest professional organization for CPAs in the state, and William “Bill” Taylor is its chairman. “I’m just getting started but so far I’m really enjoying it,” Taylor said, “The Chair-Elect is very involved at the MSCPA, so there usually aren’t any big surprises for the new Chairman ...

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Mississippi lawyers named for 2018 edition of Best Lawyers

2018 Edition of Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published it list for over three decades as a source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo ...

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53 percent of aspiring lawyers pass recent Mississippi exam

Just over half the people trying to become lawyers in Mississippi have passed the most recent state test. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 172 people took the Mississippi bar exam in July, and about 53 percent of them passed. The exam was also given in February. Combining the February and July exams, about 45 percent passed. A Mississippi Supreme Court annual report ...

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David Ishee appointed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Judge David M. Ishee to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Ishee’s appointment is effective Sept. 18. He will replace Supreme Court Justice Jess H. Dickinson, who has accepted the appointment of commissioner of Mississippi Child Protection Services. “Judge Ishee’s extensive experience in presiding over cases for more than two decades in Mississippi ...

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Trump nominates Hurst and Lamar as Mississippi prosecutors

President Donald Trump announced his choices Thursday to become the top federal prosecutors in Mississippi. In the southern half of the state, he selected Mike Hurst, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Republican who lost a 2015 election for Mississippi Attorney General to Democratic incumbent Jim Hood. In the northern half of the state, Trump is tapping William “Chad” Lamar, ...

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Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can start enforcing a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law. U.S. District Judge ...

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Cloud accounting software not expected to replace CPAs

By BECKY GILLETTE Is cloud accounting software going to put a big hurt on CPAs and accountants? There are some predictions that by the end of 2017, more than 90 percent of small and medium-sized businesses will be using cloud accounting software. It’s convenient, it’s inexpensive and user-friendly. But Dr. Shawn Mauldin, CPA, director of the Mississippi State University Adkerson ...

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