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Auditor: Favre received welfare money for no-show speeches

A nonprofit group caught up in an embezzlement scheme in Mississippi used federal welfare money to pay former NFL quarterback Brett Favre $1.1 million for multiple speaking engagements but Favre did not show up for the events, the state auditor said Monday. Details about payments to Favre are included in an audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. State ...

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Swift, deep declines ahead for Mississippi economy but rebound seen for 2021

SPRING OUTLOOK IS FOR 30.4% DROP IN STATE GDP THIS QUARTER By TED CARTER The spring 2020 outlook for Mississippi’s economy is for a dire near-term future as the coronavirus pandemic continues its ghastly spread. By the time Mississippi rings in the New Year, around 73,000 of its residents will have lost jobs, for a 6.3 percent increase in overall ...

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Restaurants turn to neighborhoods during downturn

By JACK WEATHERLY Some restaurants have taken deliveries one step further by making visits to neighborhoods. The strategy is enabling them to partially offset losses due to the corona virus pandemic lockdown And some of them may continue to use the strategy after the pandemic passes. Penn’s even prepares its fish and chicken on site. Penn’s, which was founded by ...

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TUESDAY — Single-day high of 32 new deaths as state reports 330 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,207 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 248 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 28th day in the last 30 (21st consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 12 days of more than 200 and four days of 300 or more ...

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Ingalls gets $187.5 million contract with Navy

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing our serial production of large-deck amphibs,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said in ...

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Methodist Rehab names Employees of the Year for 2019

Methodist Rehabilitation Center has announced 2019 Clinical and Support Service Employees of the Year for its Jackson hospital and external campuses. The honorees include Kaitlin Snyder of Pearl, physical therapist for MRC’s brain injury program; Shelia Floyd of Jackson, rehabilitation technician for MRC’s brain injury program; Lori Verhage of Cleveland, certified orthotist/prosthetist at Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics’ Cleveland Clinic; and Abdul ...

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Chambers USA 2020 ranks 44 Butler Snow attorneys and 15 categories

Butler Snow has announced Chambers USA 2020, the prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide, has ranked 44 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their fields. The firm has also been ranked in 15 categories. Chambers USA ranks the top attorneys and law firms across the United States. Rankings for individual attorneys are based on their practice area(s), and evaluation of ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists names human resources director

     Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. has announced Katie Bennett, SHRM-CP, sHRBP  as its human resources director.      Bennett, who has 10 years experience in human resources, will oversee the organizational benefit and human resource programs, from planning and design through implementation. She serves as the major resource person for all aspects of benefits and human resource policies including the ...

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Stack of challenges await Delta Council annual meeting reset for fall

LEADERS CITE PROGRESS ON YAZOO BACKWATER DRAINAGE EFFORT EDITOR’S NOTE: Delta Council President Tom Gresham made the following clarification to this article: In the reporters third person account of the project, he made the following statement: “The Council would like to see an additional 200,000 acres in the South Delta planted but first must prevail in a decades-long effort to ...

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Courts carry on, even in a pandemic

By LYNN LOFTON As in every facet of current life, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the way the  state’s court system conducts business. Beginning in mid March, the Mississippi Supreme Court has issued emergency administrative orders pertaining to court operations, appropriate steps to protect public heath and safety, the release of pre-trial detainees, and authorization for  trial judges to delay ...

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