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Guns OK inside Mississippi polling places, attorney general says

By Ted Carter The trend among gun fanatics of openly carrying assault weapons and other firearms into stores and restaurants could spread to polling places around Mississippi in November. The key here is that gun owners must wear the weapon so it is visible to everyone, says Attorney General Jim Hood, who this week replied in the affirmative to a ...

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Where’d you get that catfish? Miss. diners can now get the full answer

Customers of Mississippi restaurants will now know whether the catfish on their table is domestically produced or is an imported variety of catfish-like pangasius, also sold as basa, tra and swai. Mississippi producers persuaded legislators this month to amend the state’s catfish Country of Origin Labeling law to require restaurants to also identify the origin of foreign produced pangasius, a ...

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Feds, states join Miss. in suing S&P over suspect mortgage bond ratings

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has ample company in a fight to force Standard and Poor’s to give up hundreds of millions it made in profits in exchange for suspect ratings of mortgage bonds before the financial crisis of 2008. In essence, enforcement actions filed Tuesday by the states and U.S. Justice Department accuse S&P of a rate- for-pay ...

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Calls for BancorpSouth account info are scams, attorney general warns

  Scammers are trying to pry bank account information from Mississippians by advising they need to provide account details to help correct problems with their Bancorp South cards, Attorney General Jim Hood warns. Victims may receive a call on either their home phone or cell phones alerting them “there is a problem with their Bancorp South card,” Hood said. The ...

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Foreclosure fraud deal offers payments to displaced homeowners

Up to two million Americans could benefit from mortgage relief from the nation’s biggest banks under a foreclosure fraud settlement of $25 billion announced Thursday. Mississippi and 48 other states signed on to the deal with Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial. The only remaining holdout is Oklahoma. The deal settles charges of systemic and ...

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Ms. Public Policy Center argues state can rollback public workers' retirement benefits

A Mississippi-based organization that advocates limited government has weighed in on the Mississippi Public Employee Retirement System solvency issue with a call for rollbacks in retirement benefits for some state workers. In a legal brief submitted to a study commission created to study possible reform of PERS, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy challenges state Attorney General Jim Hood’s assertion ...

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Department of Justice launches probe of Entergy

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Entergy Corporation’s transmissions system and electricity-purchasing practices. The New Orleans-based company disclosed the investigation prior to the opening of financial markets Tuesday. Entergy says the investigation involves Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Texas and Entergy New Orleans. The investigation also covers Entergy Services Inc. The DOJ investigation ...

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Crossing the line

Controversial Gulf Coast CC-University of South Alabama deal gets personal A proposal to have an out-of state institution of higher learning offer classes on a Mississippi campus has a community college president questioning a state senator’s ethics, that senator maintaining that he is only doing his job and two high-ranking state officials wondering how that got drug into a controversy that ...

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