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Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

A school district in Mississippi is suing the largest e-cigarette maker in the U.S., saying that Juul Labs is deceptively marketing its products to teenagers and causing young people to become addicted. The Jefferson County School District filed the lawsuit Dec. 5 in federal court in southern Mississippi. Attorneys are seeking to have it certified as a class-action lawsuit on ...

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Japanese regulators recommend $22 million fine on Nissan

Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for under-reporting compensation for its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, said Tuesday it made the recommendation to the government’s Financial Services Agency over disclosure documents from 2014 through 2017. Nissan Motor Co. said it accepted the penalty and ...

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Mississippi justices consider airport hangar tax dispute

The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide whether a company should be exempt from paying more than $61,000 in local property taxes. Justices heard arguments Wednesday in the case of a company called G4, which is owned by Pearl River County resident Tyron Gill. The company wants to be exempt on paying taxes for an airport hangar that Gill built on ...

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Mississippi city works to resolve Thanksgiving cyber attack

Officials in one Mississippi city have confirmed the local government fell victim to a cyber attack on Thanksgiving. Computer systems in the city of Pascagoula are almost all up and running again after they were infected with malware from a third-party contractor connected to city data systems on Nov. 28, Acting City Manager Frank Corder announced on Monday. No data ...

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Some Mississippi inaugural events reserved for sponsors

Mississippi’s new governor was elected to serve everyone, but not just anyone will be allowed into some of the events celebrating his inauguration. The inaugural committee for Republican Tate Reeves on Monday sent out a list of events that are open to the public. The committee’s website also shows that it is seeking sponsorships of $5,000 to $250,000, and that ...

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New site for bail hearing of Mississippi man tried 6 times

A judge has set a new site for next week’s bail hearing for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder in the 1996 shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store. The Administrative Office of Courts said Monday that Curtis Flowers’ hearing will take place Dec. 16 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. Last ...

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NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024. Bridenstine was in New Orleans to see the first of the “core stage” rockets for NASA’s Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Center, where ...

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Glass, Inc., has grown to one of the largest glazing companies in the Southeast in the past 20 years

By Becky Gillette Kristen Smith has a vivid memory of being eight years old and sitting in the lap of her father, Robert Smith Jr., while he designed a logo for a new company he had founded, Glass, Inc., with six other people in July 1999. “In that moment, I had no way of knowing how special that memory would ...

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ROGER WICKER: Let’s move past budget brinksmanship

A week before Thanksgiving, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed a short-term government funding bill through December 20. This bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), keeps existing expenditures in place and was necessary to prevent an immediate government shutdown. However, the CR amounts to a regrettable stopgap and sets up a legislative sprint to find a longer-term ...

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3 named to Methodist Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has added Dr. Jasmin Owens Chapman, Bob Rambo and Phillip W. Bowman to its board of directors. Since 1998, Chapman has served as chief executive officer of the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (JHCHC), with 27 locations, 300 employees and an annual budget over $26 million. The first female and first dentist to be CEO at ...

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