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Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Tom Allain, a nephew, says the former governor was 85. A law associate, Louis Clifford, says Allain had been hospitalized ...

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Hood: Keep it 'real' this holiday-buying season

As the holiday shopping season approaches, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding Mississippians about the dangers associated with buying counterfeit goods. “Almost everyone wants a good deal and wants to save money, but buying counterfeit poses serious health and safety risks, not to mention loss of revenue to businesses,” said Hood.  “As parents, we need to set the example for our ...

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Foreclosures dip statewide in September

Foreclosure rates in Jackson dropped more than a half percentage point in September compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, foreclosures statewide dropped by nearly two-thirds of a percentage point in September from September 2012, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate research firm. The CoreLogic data shows that the rate of Jackson area foreclosures ...

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Wills for Heroes providing documents for first responders

Many changes came about as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. One of the more positive changes was the Wills for Heroes program for first responders. It was started by two lawyers in South Carolina and came to the attention of the American Bar Association. From there it spread to other states. It began in 2010 ...

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BCBS of Mississippi maintaining non-Obamacare compliant policies

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements. “ Instead, we have renewed coverage for ...

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Bribery gets former Greenville schools chief 76 months

  Accepting bribes from a school contractor has led to a federal prison sentence of six years and four months for Harvey Franklin, former Greenville Public Schools superintendent. Franklin faced up to 25 years imprisonment. In exchange for guilty pleas, he received 76 months each on two counts and 60 months on a third count at his sentencing Wednesday. They ...

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several new practice areas. “Most recently, ...

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Kaiser: 204,000 in state can get health insurance tax credits

Once the federal government’s health insurance marketplace Web portal – healthcare.gov – is actually working, 204,000 uninsured Mississippians will be eligible for tax credits that can be used to lower the price of premiums on the exchange, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says. The Kaiser Foundation estimates the 204,000 has the potential to grow to 290,000 Mississippians’ ...

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