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Mississippi Power appealing PSC's rate increase rejection

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. asked the state Supreme Court yesterday to overturn regulators’ rejection of a rate increase. And while that appeal is going on, the company wants the high court to allow it collect the additional $55 million from customers. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. would have to refund the money if the court rejects its appeal. ...

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Court appoints judge to hear case between waterway district and county

PURVIS — A special judge was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to preside over the case pitting the Pat Harrison Waterway District against Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports Senior Chancellor Hollis McGehee was appointed last week to oversee the suit after the four 10th District Chancery Court judges recused themselves from the case. The waterway district sued Lamar ...

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Chicago law firm asks Court to toss fraud verdict

JACKSON — A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury’s verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him. Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson. The case is among dozens the court will take up during its July-August term. The docket includes a separate ...

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Justice asks for time to review schools' desegregation request

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a judge for more time to respond to the Cleveland School District’s plan to desegregate two local schools. The school district is not opposing the request. The school district filed a proposal in May with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and D.M. Smith Middle School. The ...

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Supreme Court rules new CON-appeal law unconstitutional

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A 2011 Mississippi law that required appeals of certificate of need decisions go directly to the state Supreme Court has been declared unconstitutional. The ruling this past week grew out of a lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County. The justices earlier had questioned whether the Supreme Court should ...

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Court upholds firing of forester who opposed state logging plan

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the firing of a Franklin County forester who opposed a logging plan pushed by the state. The decision overturned a 2010 order by Franklin County judge who found the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s firing of Stephen Oglesby was wrong. According to court records, Oglesby was at odds with the commission over ...

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Aldridge asks for new trial in trust fund-repayment case

TUPELO — State Rep. Brian Aldridge has filed a motion for a new trial after he was ordered in May to pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Aldridge’s attorney, T.K. Moffett of Tupelo, filed the motion. Lee County Chancellor Michael Malski ordered Aldridge to pay Florence ...

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Supreme Court: UMMC must abide by state's CON law

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law, though health officials can decide when it must do so, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The unanimous ruling came in a lawsuit on the issue of whether UMMC, as a ...

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District Judge Pepper dies at age 70

JACKSON — U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr., appointed to the bench in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, died yesterday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Pepper died about 3:45 p.m. after a heart attack at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 70 years old. A spokeswoman for the Northern District of Mississippi’s federal court later confirmed Pepper’s ...

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District Judge Pepper dies at age 70

JACKSON — U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr., appointed to the bench in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, died yesterday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Pepper died about 3:45 p.m. after a heart attack at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 70 years old. A spokeswoman for the Northern District of Mississippi’s federal court later confirmed Pepper’s ...

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