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Memphis restaurant caught mislabeling catfish

A Memphis television station recently reported that The Dixie Café was selling Vietnamese farmed pangasius labeled as “catfish” and failed to properly identify the fish to consumers. Under federal law, only American channel catfish (ictalurus) may be sold as catfish. The FDA said it only physically inspects between one and two percent of fish imports, meaning 98 percent or more ...

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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, Steve Schmidt, a veteran of ...

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James Rollins new CEO at BancorpSouth

TUPELO — James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo. Rollins will succeed Aubrey B. Patterson, BancorpSouth’s current CEO, on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Rollins has served as president and chief operating officer at Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, since April 2006. Rollins served as senior vice ...

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GOP governors on Affordable Care Act: We want guidance but White House won’t tell

In a letter to President Obama from the Republican Governors Association last week, the GOP governors congratulated Obama on his re-election but wasted no time getting to the reason for the letter: Mr. President, your Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) “will be an enormous strain on state governments and budgets.” Deadlines are a key concern, said the letter, ...

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Mississippi takes first steps to take part in Affordable Care Act — Move comes as Gov. Bryant continues to resist state’s full participation in health care reform

The very thing Gov. Phil Bryant had hoped not to see occurred last week: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney submitted the state’s plan for a health insurance exchange to the federal government, moving the state closer to participation in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Chaney calls his submittal a blueprint for a free market exchange designed to link health insurance ...

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GUNS, AMMO & OBAMA: Post-election firearms economics creating anxiety among buyers, sellers

The promoter who puts on the most gun shows each year in Mississippi says the re-election of President Obama and the law of supply-and-demand have combined to create an uncertain future for promoters such as himself. The viability of the 10 shows David Chancellor presents each year hinges on meeting the expectations of customers who come to his shows in ...

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Analyst disputes claim that Kemper plant is 70 percent completed

A week after Mississippi Power Co. said its Kemper County coal plant was 70 percent complete, a report by an energy analyst commissioned by the Sierra Club disputed that claim. David Schlissel, an analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, in a report commissioned by longtime Kemper opponent the Sierra Club, said the company’s independent monitor reports ...

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MAKEOVER: Plans finalized for street upgrades in Fondren Business District

Fondren’s business district will soon undergo beautification and traffic-calming work designed to make it more pedestrian-friendly and bring parts of the area into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work is part of a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the City of Jackson contributing $500,000 in matching funds. Construction is scheduled to start in ...

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PERS trying fixed employee share in hopes of boosting funded ratio

The Board of Trustees of the $20 billion Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi trust fund has agreed to up the state’s contribution to the plan in 2014 in hopes of reversing a slide in the funded portion of the trust’s liabilities. The move follows a composite loss of $1.87 billion for fiscal 2012 and a 10-year drop in the ...

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20 YEARS OF CASINOS — How gaming has matured in Mississippi

When the state’s first casinos opened in 1992, no one was sure what gambling’s impact would be — good or bad. Proponents held high hopes for its economic potential. Opponents feared the downside for residents and their communities. In 20 years since that uncertain first roll of the dice, the numbers tell the story. The 30 commercial casinos on the ...

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