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Appellate law guru Luther Munford departs Phelps Dunbar for Butler Snow

Luther Munford, a veteran Jackson attorney who wrote the book on Mississippi appellate law, has joined Butler Snow as a member of the Ridgeland-based firm’s Appellate and Written Advocacy Practice Group.   Munford, previously of Phelps Dunbar, will “certainly strengthen our appellate team,” said Donald Clark Jr., Butler Snow chairman. Munford is a 1976 graduate of the University of Virginia ...

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Keeping the Faith: Miss. reclaims title of most religious state

For the second consecutive year, Mississippi has edged out Utah and Alabama as the nation’s most religious state, a Gallop Poll released Wednesday found. Gallop reported that 58 percent of Mississippians polled termed themselves “religious” and attended worship services every week or nearly every week. Fifty-six percent of respondents in Utah and Alabama described themselves as religious and regular attendees ...

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Clinton mayor wants competition – not politics — to decide DOR issue

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman very much wants the Mississippi Department of Revenue to move its headquarters to the former WorldCom headquarters, now South Point Business Park. What Aultman says she doesn’t want, however, is for legislative politics to decide the outcome. If the DOR moves to Clinton’s South Pointe, she wants her town to win the competition on its merits ...

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Education at top of Madison Co. economic growth strategy

The City of Madison’s objections to Jackson State University’s plan to open a satellite campus in the city comes just as Madison County has wrapped up work on a strategic plan that puts cultivating an educated workforce atop the county’s priorities. In a counter to Madison’s position, the county’s Board of Supervisors last Monday night unanimously passed a resolution supporting ...

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Carter: Miss. played as chump as Amazon takes tax-free ride

Amazon.com is clearly in a bind as states grow more eager to tax the online sales of the world’s largest cyber retailer. That makes it difficult to understand why Mississippi doesn’t stop digging through the couch cushions for loose change when it instead could get in line for a well deserved payday. If nothing else, Mississippi could leverage some jobs ...

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