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Madison County tax assessor not running again

CANTON — Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber says he will not seek a fifth term. Barber has served as tax assessor for 28 years. His term ends in January. Barber made the announcement Friday in a news release. Barber says he’s met the goals and objectives he set out to accomplish. Barber says when he started in the office ...

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Madison mayor qualifies for state auditor's post

JACKSON — Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler has qualified for the GOP nomination for State Auditor against incumbent Stacy Pickering. The Madison County Journal reports Hawkins-Butler said Monday that she will release a full statement before week’s end. Pickering filed on Jan. 6 and has served two terms as State Auditor, which is responsible for auditing public accounts and conducting investigations ...

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Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 million. Owner John L. Black ...

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Madison County's tax assessor looking for homestead tax fraud

CANTON — Madison County’s tax assessor is asking local homeowner’s associations to help identify rental properties in their neighborhoods. Tax Assessor Gerald Barber told the Madison County Journal the groups can help in cracking down on homestead exemption fraud. Under homestead exemption, the state encourages people to own homes by exempting the houses from some property taxes. The state reimburses ...

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Bryant chooses new Mississippi banking commissioner, Charlotte Corley

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has chosen a new state banking commissioner to succeed one who left more than a month ago. Charlotte Corley of Madison has already begun working as commissioner, and will need to be confirmed by the state Senate during the 2015 legislative session. In announcing the nomination Monday, Bryant says Corley has worked for the ...

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Madison County’s Creative Economy Council to host after-hours event

The Madison County Creative Economy Council (MCCEC) will host a business after hours event on Thursday, Sept. 25 featuring music, exhibitors, refreshments and networking at the Farmer’s Table Cooking School at the Town of Livingston. The group’s goal is to build business-to-business relationships within Madison County, and it works to promote and celebrate Madison County’s Creative Economy. “We want to ...

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Setting up a nonprofit organization requires passion, patience

Jeffery Duplessis has a passion for nonprofits. After spending some 20 years in the media, he is now communications and training coordinator at the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits in Jackson helping others launch their charitable concerns. He said he finds his work immensely rewarding, but has seen too many individuals who have started working toward opening a nonprofit only to ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Lawmakers await feds’ move to repair payday lending flaws

The chairs of Mississippi’s legislative committees with jurisdiction over payday loans concede the state’s 2012 Check Cashing Act may need some repairs. But with the federal government set to take control of payday lending rules, doing the fixes now could be a waste of time, they say. “I’m waiting to see what they do,” said House Finance Committee Chairman Henry ...

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Madison's Christmas on Ice will not take place this year

According to a statement from Baptist Health Systems, Christmas On Ice at Baptist Madison Campus will not take place this year, Baptist Health Systems announced today. “Christmas On Ice provided a wonderful opportunity for Baptist to give back to the families in our community,” said Chris Anderson, President and CEO of Baptist Health Systems. “Having ice skating in Mississippi drew ...

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