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Sponsorship talks on hold until after tourney

There’s very little that we know for sure about the negotiations to either keep Viking Range Corp. as the title sponsor of the Viking Classic, or to find a new one. What is certain is that Randy Watkins, tournament director, and his team will not resume talks with anybody until after the tournament is over. The Viking tees off July ...

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Tax dispute could end up where it began

The fight over ad valorem tax revenue in Pascagoula and Jackson County could come full circle next legislative session if the Mississippi Supreme Court rules against the Pascagoula School District. The court heard oral arguments June 13 in a dispute between the school district and the county over the distribution of ad valorem tax revenue collected from the Gulf LNG ...

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Short film made in Jackson

Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” >>See complete story

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Keeping the Bar raised

Disbarred. The fall from grace of a number of high-profile ex-attorneys such as Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor have put that word in numerous headlines of late. Both Scruggs and Minor received felony convictions, which made their disbarment automatic. >>See complete story

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The future of solar

Mississippians interested in high-paying jobs at solar panel manufacturing plants need to visit Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia or Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg. Higher-level solar jobs require a two-year degree in science or technology or a four-year degree in industrial or manufacturing engineering. Other positions require aptitude testing. >>See complete story

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PGA Tour will release full schedule in November

There’s very little that we know for sure about the negotiations to either keep Viking Range Corp. as the title sponsor of the Viking Classic, or to find a new one. What is certain is that Randy Watkins, tournament director, and his team will not resume talks with anybody until after the tournament is over. The Viking tees off July ...

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