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Litigation timeline key for Section 42 valuation fight

A key hearing this week in Hinds County Chancery Court could go a long way toward changing how tax assessors calculate the tax liability for Section 42 Housing Developments. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League and dozens of towns and cities have sued the Department of Revenue, in an attempt to force that agency to allow tax ...

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Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The regulations are open for public ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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Waller eulogized as transformative Miss. governor

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr. was remembered Saturday as a transformative figure who helped the state move beyond its segregationist politics during his tenure from 1972 to 1976. More than 1,000 people attended Waller’s funeral at First Baptist Church in downtown Jackson. Hundreds more streamed through the Capitol rotunda earlier in the day, where his open casket, ...

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Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps. In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was awarded a $1.5 billion final ...

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Q&A: Bill Luckett, Democratic candidate for governor

Trying to make a difference Clarksdale lawyer has already done it in his hometown Bill Luckett is an attorney who splits his time between Clarksdale and Jackson. With business partner, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Luckett owns Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi restaurant. He attended the University of Virginia before earning a law degree from Ole Miss in 1973. Luckett ...

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Edwards says he's father of Rielle Hunter's child

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered a child with a videographer he hired before his second White House bid. "It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter," he said Thursday. Edwards confirmed this in a statement released to The Associated Press, after initially denying ...

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Party affiliation means something

Editor, I guess I miss your point (regarding Ross Reily’s blog last week on Simpson County officials changing party affiliation). Do you believe that every Republican or Democrat in the state who is a county official should run as an independent? You don’t think local officials differ on issues of taxes, voter ID, the role and size of government, the ...

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