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Council adopts new formula to set employees' salaries

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has approved a new approach to determine the salaries for city employees to go into effect in 2013. The Sun Herald reports the new plan will base salary off of the jobs’ values rather than the people fulfilling those positions. In a study that compared Pascagoula’s city employees’ salaries to those of other local, ...

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Business settles with government, to pay workers back wages

GULFPORT — Mandal’s Inc. has agreed with the U.S. Department of Labor to pay 94 employees $85,106 in back wages. The Labor Department said in a news release that its Wage and Hour Division found the company had paid the employees “straight time” for hours worked beyond 40 in a work week. The government says the company also failed to ...

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Capital City to pay fine to Labor Department for overtime violations

JACKSON — The Department of Labor has fined the city of Jackson $31,750 for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act uncovered during a recent federal probe. The Clarion-Ledger reports the department began investigating the city in late 2011 after some unidentified officers complained that their superiors were making them work overtime without proper pay. The penalty comes months after ...

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BEA: State sees significant jump in personal income

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Finally, some good news about Mississippi’s economy. Personal income grew at a 1.2 percent annual rate in 2012’s second quarter, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis said today. That’s sixth-highest among the states. Personal income grew 1 percent nationwide. Workplace earnings and government payments grew faster than the nation, while dividend, interest and rent income trailed slightly. ...

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Census report shows drop in household income

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Households in South Mississippi are continuing to earn less. That’s according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Elaine G. Wilkinson, executive director of the Gulf Regional Planning Commission, tells the Sun Herald it isn’t surprising to families living from paycheck to paycheck. According to the 2011 American Community Survey, the Gulfport-Biloxi metro area shows a ...

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Mayor Davis has perks cut, but gets raise

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is losing $40,000 in annual perks in the city’s new budget. But he is getting a $5,000 a year raise. The Commercial Appeal reports in approving a new budget this week, aldermen bumped Davis’ base pay from its current $145,000 annually to $150,000. However, the board removed a $35,000 annual stipend Davis had received for running ...

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Lawmakers learn of Education Department evaluation system

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are learning about teacher evaluations, possibly as preparation for basing educators’ pay on their performance. But some lawmakers may not realize the state Department of Education is in the midst of an intensive effort to create a statewide evaluation system. Andy Baxter of the Southern Regional Education Board made a presentation yesterday to members of the ...

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MDOT awards funds frozen due to mayor's financial problems

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven is getting $850,000 to link the city’s two largest parks with a bike path and walking trail after learning state officials have released the funds that had been frozen because of Mayor Greg Davis’ financial problems. The Commercial Appeal reports aldermen learned yesterday the enhancement grant for the nearly three-mile trail between Central and Snowden Grove parks ...

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Can governor's teacher-pay plan depend on supplemental salaries?

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — If Gov. Phil Bryant depends on supplemental salaries paid by local school boards to finance his performance pay plan for teachers, it will vary widely from district to district. The supplemental pay local school districts provide teachers — on top of their standardized state salaries — ranges from a high of $7,575 annually for a teacher with ...

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State won't get Southaven mayor's paycheck — for now

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis’ salary — for now — to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports attorneys for Davis sought a temporary restraining order to stop Pickering from garnishing the mayor’s city-issued $3,700 biweekly paycheck beginning ...

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