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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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Realtors report better prices, sales in metro Jackson

JACKSON — The housing market is looking up in central Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that statistics from the Jackson Association of Realtors show higher prices and faster sales than a year ago. Board president Dorothy Thompson says people finally seem convinced they’ve survived the worst of the recession and can again make big-ticket purchases. The association covers Hinds, Madison, Rankin, ...

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Fla. telemarketing firm fined $420K for 'No-Call' violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has penalized Tailbone Security, LLC of Boyton Beach, Fla., $420,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said Tailbone Security violated the “No-Call” law by failing to register and purchase the state’s “No-Call” list, by contacting consumers that had registered on ...

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Group looking to get beer/wine sale referendum on ballot

FULTON — Citizens may soon have to vote on whether or not to legalize the sale of beer and light wine within the Fulton city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports a Fulton special interest group known as the Concerned Citizens for Fulton’s Future is currently seeking the necessary support to bring the sale of beer and light wine ...

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Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

HOLMES COUNTY — Another truck driver is suing Pilot Flying J over allegations that the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer bilked customers out of rebates. Mike Campbell of Holmes County filed the class-action lawsuit last week in federal court in Jackson. The lawsuit, which is at least the eighth filed against the company, refers to an FBI affidavit. The FBI ...

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Hancock sees greatly improved numbers, but still posts losses

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc. is reporting improved financial results for its fourth quarter ended Jan. 26 and full fifty-two weeks of fiscal 2012. For the quarter, net sales increased to $81.7 million, compared to $81.4 million for the fourth quarter of last year. Comparable store sales for the quarter increased 1.4 percent on top of a 4.5 percent increase ...

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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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Telemarketer's appeal fails, will serve prison term

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Timothy Allen for his role in a telemarketing scheme that prosecutors said targeted seniors. Allen was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2012. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison with four years’ supervised release. He also was ordered to pay $204,915 in restitution. ...

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Residents to vote on liquor sales during general election

PHILADELPHIA — A citywide referendum on liquor sales will appear on the June 4 general election ballot in Philadelphia. The Neshoba Democrat reports the board of aldermen set the date after being presented with a petition with 1,014 names certified in the city clerk’s office. State law allows county seats and towns of more than 5,000 people to vote separately ...

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Egg company's earnings up on better market conditions

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that its fiscal third-quarter net income climbed 17 percent, bolstered by increased selling prices and improved sales of specialty eggs. For the period ended March 2, the egg producer earned $30.6 million, or $1.27 per share. That compares with earnings of $26.1 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 19 ...

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