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Sen. Sean J. Tindell appointed to Mississippi Court of Appeals

Gov. Phil Bryant has announced he has appointed Sen. Sean J. Tindell to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Tindell’s appointment is effective Nov. 2. He replaces David Ishee, who Gov. Bryant appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in September. “Senator Tindell’s experience as a prosecutor and his work in private practice make him the perfect fit to serve on the Court of ...

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Lawsuit seeks to end Mississippi’s lifetime felon voting ban

Mississippi’s constitution bars its citizens from voting ever again after being convicted of certain felonies. Now a legal group wants the federal courts to remove what it calls an illegal vestige of white supremacy by striking down most of these restrictions. Attorney Rob McDuff, who filed suit Thursday in Jackson, estimates that more than 50,000 Mississippians have been disqualified from ...

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ARE YOU FUTURE READY? Be prepared to meet business changes head-on

By BECKY GILLETTE What does it mean to be “future ready”? HORNE LLP CPAs and Business Advisors, which is based across the Southeast and serves clients across the nation, took on that topic at their Leadership Summit in late August. It is a topic that every business owner needs to keep in mind in order to be successful in today’s ...

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Staying ahead is a key CPA issue

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT The Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants is the largest professional organization for CPAs in the state, and William “Bill” Taylor is its chairman. “I’m just getting started but so far I’m really enjoying it,” Taylor said, “The Chair-Elect is very involved at the MSCPA, so there usually aren’t any big surprises for the new Chairman ...

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Mississippi lawyers named for 2018 edition of Best Lawyers

2018 Edition of Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published it list for over three decades as a source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — The U.S. Supreme Court Mississippi flag order that wasn’t

Marshall Ramsey’s September 3 cartoon, depicting Governor Bryant as a Confederate soldier writing home about defending the flag on order of the “Yankee Supreme Court,” is quite clever and well-drawn.  The immensely-talented cartoonist is a credit to the State of Mississippi.  This particular cartoon, however, may perpetuate recent indistinct and misleading news reports.  Counter to published reports in various news ...

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53 percent of aspiring lawyers pass recent Mississippi exam

Just over half the people trying to become lawyers in Mississippi have passed the most recent state test. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 172 people took the Mississippi bar exam in July, and about 53 percent of them passed. The exam was also given in February. Combining the February and July exams, about 45 percent passed. A Mississippi Supreme Court annual report ...

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Zorn and Armer named directors of Pascagoula law firm

The law firm of Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A. has named attorneys Stacie Zorn and Tristan Armer directors of the firm. Zorn, who has been with the firm since 2003, has excelled primarily in the areas of federal and state employment law, workers’ compensation, estate law, family law and general litigation. Since 2012, Zorn has been named as a Mid-South Super Lawyers ...

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Rosetti retires from Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties LLC

After 40 years as an accounting manager for Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties, Gary Rosetti, CPA, has retired. Rosetti joined the Mladinichs in the late 1960s to oversee the payroll and other accounting duties of the family’s many Biloxi enterprises. He went on to become a CPA and auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Department of Navy ...

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