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Newspaper headed to court over opening of MDMR records

BILOXI — A Gulf Coast newspaper will be in court Wednesday for a hearing on its request to get access to more records from an audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The Sun Herald sued the agency and State Auditor Stacey Pickering in January seeking MDMR spending records. The Sun Herald requested records of the MDMR’s Katrina relief ...

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Journal Inc. buys New Albany Gazette for undisclosed sum

NEW ALBANY — The Associated Press reports that Journal Inc., owner of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has bought the twice-weekly New Albany Gazette in Union County. The sale closed this past week. It was announced in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Journal. The Gazette had been owned for 34 years by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky. Tupelo-based ...

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After 150-plus years, newspaper ceasing publication with merger

SARDIS — After more than 150 years in business, The Southern Reporter will cease publication at the end of September. The Sardis-based newspaper will put out a final edition on Sept. 26 and merge with The Panolian. “This was a difficult decision, we appreciate all of our loyal subscribers and advertisers during the last 15 years,” Reporter editor David Howell said ...

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Coast newspaper sues DMR, Pickering over records request

GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and state Auditor Stacey Pickering to get access to more records from an audit of the agency. The Sun Herald reports that it filed suit yesterday in Harrison County Chancery Court, seeking to require the MDMR and Pickering to make the records available for review and ...

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Newspaper recognizes tech company for excellent workplace

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named one of the top companies to work for in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the small business category of the AJC’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013, Bomgar was ranked as the No. 4 company to work for in Atlanta. Any Atlanta company with more than 50 employees is eligible to be nominated for ...

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Newspaper told to add Pickering as defendant in public records case

BILOXI — Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel has ruled she cannot force the Mississippi Department of Resources to provide the Sun Herald records the agency no longer possesses. Schloegel ruled the newspaper would need to add the State Auditor’s Office as a defendant in a public records lawsuit it filed against the DMR. The Sun Herald sued the DMR under the ...

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AP: Bryant's office told agency to stall gun permit record requests

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant’s staff suggested that the Department of Public Safety should delay fulfilling requests for gun permit records until a law could be enacted to shield them from public scrutiny, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. The emails, obtained under a public records request, show Bryant staff counsel Jack Wilson on Jan. 26 wrote that the ...

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DMR employee's house searched; pols give back money

BILOXI — Investigators have searched the home of Tina Shumate, coastal management and planning director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. David Huggins, who heads the Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office, tells The Sun Herald a search warrant was served at Shumate’s home Tuesday. Huggins would not release any details about the search, part of an ...

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Newspaper sues state agency to get financial records

BILOXI — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to get access to some financial records. The Sun Herald reports it filed suit in Harrison County Chancery Court. The Sun Herald is seeking a judge’s order compelling MDMR to produce the records. The newspaper also asked for a hearing on the lawsuit to be held ...

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One Faulkner lawsuit tossed, Sony lobbies to dismiss another

OXFORD — The estate of William Faulkner has settled a copyright lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. and The Washington Post Co. for using a Faulkner quote in a newspaper ad by the defense contractor. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson dismissed the lawsuit Dec. 12. Terms of the settlement are sealed. The Faulkner estate sued in 2012 over ...

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