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Mexican national gets 6 years for selling heroin, fentanyl

A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to trafficking 500,000 fatal doses of fentanyl has been sentenced to about six years in prison. A statement from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says 53-year-old Pablo Vega-Ontanon was sentenced Monday to 74 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. The statement ...

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Mississippi gov signs extradition warrant in Walmart killing

Mississippi’s governor has signed an extradition warrant for the 39-year-old man accused of killing two managers at a Walmart and then setting a fire there. WMC-TV of Memphis, Tennessee, reported Monday that Gov. Phil Bryant signed the warrant for arrest of Martez Abram, who is fighting extradition from Shelby County. He was hospitalized in Memphis after being shot by police ...

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All 8 Mississippi GOP statewide nominees band together to fight Jim Hood

Republican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all eight will win this fall. Speaking to standing-room-only crowd of Republicans at a Madison restaurant, Reeves said: “I’ve just got one question for you. Are y’all ready to take the fight to the Democrats ...

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Mississippi board OKs 1 new charter school to open in 2020

A state board in Mississippi has approved a new charter school to open next year in the Delta city of Greenwood. Leflore Legacy Academy is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year. For the first year, the school will only have sixth grade. Plans call for later expansion to grades six through eight. Charter schools receive tax money but ...

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Blue Delta Jeans named official jean of US Ryder Cup Team

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Some of the world’s best golfers will be sporting jeans made in Tupelo. Blue Delta Jeans announced over the weekend that it has partnered with the PGA to be the official jean of the Ryder Cup team, which will compete in the 43rd Ryder Cup matches Sept. 25-27, 2020 at the Straits course at ...

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Colonial Highlands rebrands, starts with apartment complex

By JACK WEATHERLY The owner of what had been called Colonial Highlands has rebranded the mixed-use development as NorthRidge to “position the property for future growth,” and has sold a parcel of land to Birmingham-based Arlington Properties to build a luxury apartment community as a cornerstone in the 152-acre development in northeast Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed ...

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Fred’s Inc. files for bankruptcy, closing retail stores

Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred’s Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said in a statement Monday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and has begun liquidation sales at all of its retail locations. The company said it expects to continue fulfilling prescriptions at most of ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Estimating the value of your business

How much is your business worth? There are several ways to estimate the value depending on the type of sale, the motivations of the buyer and seller, and numerous other factors. In this column, we will examine a few different methods of valuing an ongoing business. Before doing so, allow me to share a personal story. In the corner of ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — The One 2019 U.S. Supreme Court Opinion to Read

Prior to the start of their 2019 summer recess, the nine Justices on the Supreme Court of the United States released the last of their 72 merit opinions. The opinions both affirmed and defied ideological stereotype. SCOTUSblog’s crackerjack Final Stat Pack sorts and analyzes the rulings. Of the 72 opinions, 28 (39%) were unanimous. On 20 occasions (28%), the Court ...

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Hundreds attend job fair held by Mississippi shipbuilder

A job fair at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi drew hundreds of people interested in the work. Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones called Saturday’s turnout tremendous. WLOX-TV reports that Jones says the Pascagoula shipyard is hiring mainly in pipe welding and pipe fitting positions at the moment. Ingalls is looking to fill 500 jobs by the end of the ...

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