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Hood subpoenas Google's records over online drug sales

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he still considers Google’s responses to allegations that it’s not doing enough to prevent illegal online sales of drugs without prescriptions and says he’s sending out subpoenas for company documents to further his investigation. Hood urged fellow attorneys general from other states to do the same at a meeting in Boston yesterday, even ...

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Survey: State lost $616.5M in online sales taxes over last five years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi lost at least $616.5 million in online sales tax collections during the five-year period from 2007 until 2012, a survey says. Mississippi and other states could soon have the option to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases if the U.S. Senate approves, as expected, the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would give states the authority to ...

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Commission offers online applications for first time

JACKSON — The Mississippi Athletic Commission recently released online applications for sports licenses and event permits. It is the first-ever online service launched by the Commission. “These convenient online services enable citizens to securely purchase a license or an event permit in a few quick and easy steps,” said Jon Lewis, Mississippi Athletic Commission chairman. “This online process will save ...

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Local teen's petition changes how PepsiCo makes Gatorade

HATTIESBURG — When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient. “I was like, ‘Whoa,'” said Sarah Kavanagh, a 16-year-old from Hattiesburg, who wanted to know ...

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Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file electronically for free, the state ...

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Virtual college to use Instructure's Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately $1.5 million per year. The ...

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School district looking to boost Internet capacity

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Schools is looking to expand Internet capacity, partly to accommodate broader use of personal technology devices by students on the district’s 40-plus campuses. The Commercial Appeal reports  the subject arose during a discussion at a specially called school board meeting Wednesday to seek approval for soliciting proposals on Internet services. Board members unanimously approved the request. ...

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BBB issues national warning concerning local parts dealer

MERIDIAN — The Better Business Bureau has given a Meridian online auto parts dealer an “F” rating and warned consumers nationwide about the business. The BBB says in a news release that it has received 15 complaints in the past three months from consumers about CorvetteSouth. The company sells corvette parts and accessories online. The BBB says complaints allege the ...

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Silver Airways flights finally added to Delta's website

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines’ website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville. Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday. Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Tupelo this fall when Delta ...

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For first time ever, state's CPAs can renew license online

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy has launched the first online service available for certified public accountants. CPAs can now renew their license online, saving time with a shorter, faster renewal process, the MSBPA says. The current license renewal period is now underway and concludes on Jan. 1, 2013. Licensed certified public accountants can access the new ...

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