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Report: Mississippi laws cause ‘extreme’ prison sentences

Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are causing “extreme” prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy group founded by technology and business executives. The report released Tuesday by FWD.us — a group also known as Forward — says long prison sentences ...

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Mississippi company helps re-brand Milwaukee Brewers baseball team

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers are bringing back the team’s iconic ball-in-glove logo next year. Milwaukee unveiled its new uniform designs and logo on Monday night at Miller Park. Starting in 2020, players will wear a modernized version of the ball-in-glove image first introduced in 1978 and worn until 1993. A “M” and the “B” are linked above the glove’s webbing. ...

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Butler Snow Law Firm expands Baton Rouge office

Butler Snow is expanding the firm’s Baton Rouge, La., office as the attorneys of Kantrow Spaht Weaver & Blitzer (APLC) will join the firm on Jan. 1, 2020, bringing the total number of attorneys locally to 24 and more than 385 attorneys firm-wide. Butler Snow’s  Baton Rouge office will become the fifth largest in the firm behind Ridgeland, Miss., Nashville, ...

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GOOD TOWNS — Clarksdale, Mississippi

Home of the Delta Blues, this crossroad of cultures gave birth to a uniquely American sound By DOUG SEGREST » Spotlighting special towns across Mississippi, Good Towns, presented by Regions Bank, is about the character, the history, the people and the unique things that make a town a special place. The intersection of Highways 61 and 49 is where Robert ...

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TODD SMITH — Not milk? Largest brand buys the farm

Not Milk! With a nod to one of the greatest branding campaigns in the world – who can forget Got Milk! – our society has increasingly tossed the jug and opted for tea and soft drinks instead. This alarming trend recently led to the nation’s biggest milk producer filing for bankruptcy. Dean Foods blamed a decadelong drop in milk consumption ...

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Another Amazon center to be opened in north Mississippi

Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in north Mississippi. It will create 500 new full-time jobs at the facility in Olive Branch. In December 2018, Amazon announced it was locating a fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs over three years. “Amazon’s decision to locate a second consumer goods fulfillment center in north Mississippi is a tremendous ...

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Presley elected president of national group

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has elected Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley as the association’s next president. The election was part of organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. During his installation speech, he spelled out a yearlong theme: Bridging the Divide, aimed at ensuring that all undeserved communities — including rural areas such as ...

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Dad testifies against bus driver accused of sex abusing girl

A Mississippi man says he first thought bullies were behind his daughter’s hesitation to ride the school bus when she was 8 years old. Instead, she told him she was being sexually abused by the bus driver. News outlets report the girl’s father testified Monday at Sergio Sandoval’s retrial. The man said his daughter told him in 2014 that Sandoval ...

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Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an African American man, citing racial bias in ...

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Mississippi road worker charged with fuel theft from county

A former Mississippi road worker has been arrested on charges of stealing county fuel and selling it on the black market. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department says former county road employee Jerry Glenn Morgan of Toomsuba is free on bond after being charged with embezzlement. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun estimates about $237,000 in diesel fuel owned by the county was ...

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