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County planners keep pause on development over water issues

A north Mississippi county is keeping a moratorium on development in areas served by a water association plagued by complaints about discolored water. The Oxford Eagle reports the Lafayette County Planning Commission has voted to maintain the ban on new water connections in the part of the county served by the Punkin Water Association. Jason Frye is president of the ...

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$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents. The proposed settlement between property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Tuesday. It comes nearly eight years after a major settlement in another case involving ...

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HORNE ranks No. 22 in Construction Executive’s Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms

HORNE LLP was recently selected as one of the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the nation by Construction Executive Magazine. HORNE ranked #22 in the magazine’s first ever ranking of construction accounting firms. “It’s an honor for our Construction team to be recognized as one of the best in the country.  It is truly our passion and mission to ...

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Construction company fired from school project files suit

A shuttered construction company has sued an architect, school superintendent and newspaper over a school expansion project in Mississippi. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports Casablanca Construction Inc. filed the lawsuit July 23 in Lamar County Circuit Court. It says the company was hired in October 2017 for the project at North Pike High School in Summit. The lawsuit says the company ...

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Community foundations kick off tax-credit drive

By JACK WEATHERLY If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So goes the axiom. Yet that leaves open the possibility that it can be true. The seven community foundations of Mississippi asked the Legislature for $2.5 million in tax credits over five years to start the Endow Mississippi Program. The full amount was approved in the ...

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US home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

WASHINGTON • U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million last month, the ...

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