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HEARTLESS — Couple may be jailed for living in RV after fire gutted home

A Mississippi couple whose home was partially gutted in a fire is now facing fines and jail time for temporarily living in an RV while they dealt with insurance. WAPT-TV reports the couple’s temporary home violated their Madison homeowner’s association code. Pam Navari says they parked the RV in their driveway as they fought their insurance company over the settlement claim amount ...

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Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy dies at 77

Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy, an advocate for public education and economic opportunities for the less fortunate, died Tuesday after an extended illness. He was 77. Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville said McCoy died at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks. Holland’s funeral home is handling arrangements for the funeral, ...

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Watson: Mississippi should change multipart election system

Mississippi’s incoming secretary of state says he will work to change a Jim Crow-era election system that requires multiple steps for statewide races. “I’m definitely supportive of moving away from the current system,” Republican Michael Watson told the Clarion Ledger on Tuesday. Mississippi’s 1890 constitution requires a statewide candidate to win a majority of both the popular vote and the 122 state ...

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BRETT KITTREDGE —Let innovation happen in Mississippi

Today’s technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator. The most common examples of the sharing economy are ridesharing and homesharing apps, such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or HomeAway. On ...

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Shuckers, M-Braves expected to avoid minor leagues’ sweeping 2021 changes

Spokesman for minors says Southern League teams in good standing By TED CARTER A revamp of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) that some observers are calling the most extensive shakeup in the last 100 years won’t bear on the futures of Mississippi’s two pro ball clubs – Pearl’s Mississippi Braves and Biloxi’s Shuckers. The overhaul is expected to be far reaching ...

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Zea Rotisserie to open in Renaissance next week

By JACK WEATHERLY Zea Rotisserie and Bar will be the first retailer to open in the second phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park. The restaurant will open next Wednesday and will be the 10th in the New Orleans-based chain and the first in Mississippi. As the name suggests, the eatery will feature rotisserie-cooked meats, along with grilled ribs and roasted ...

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MORE HUGGIES — Kimberly-Clark to expand capacity at its Corinth nonwovens facility

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment to expand capacity and bring new nonwovens capability to its Corinth, Mississippi manufacturing facility to support Kimberly-Clark’s continued personal care category growth in North America. “The Corinth team is excited about the role we will play in bringing innovations to life and supporting Kimberly-Clark’s future in the region,” said Vince Overholt, Facility Manager for ...

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TODD SMITH — The Force is with Star Wars cross promotion

The new Star Wars movie – “The Rise of Skywalker” – is more than a month away from hitting theaters, but the cross-promotion force is already with us! Numerous brands are jumping on the galactic battle faster than you can shake a lightsaber! Recently, Halmark launched a new holiday spot with 180LA, in which a daughter surprises her parents on Halloween ...

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Row crops dealt with challenging weather in 2019

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi’s major row crops this year have dealt with challenging weather conditions – primarily heavy rains that prevented or delayed planting, only to be followed by heavy precipitation in October. Cotton has not fared well. The cotton harvest is a little bit behind, according to Dr. Will Maples, agricultural economist at Mississippi State University. Maples said last week ...

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Bryant announces $53 million for 15 coast restoration projects

Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Tuesday 15 restoration projects for 2019.These projects will add more than $53 million to the total of more than $560 million already being spent on restoration projects in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “I am proud of the legacy during this administration of ensuring restoration funds are spent in the most ...

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