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Ride not so ‘Wild’ for McComb realtor

>> Realtor has name to fit these heady times Right off the bat, Realtor Watkins Wild of McComb says it’s okay to call him by his nickname, “Noggin,” because that’s what everyone has called him all his life. As a successful Realtor and president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), he’s called Noggin and it fits his outgoing personality. ...

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Meet "Gorilla Man" and the "Empress of Steak"

The sub title of this work of non fiction is “A New Orleans Family Memoir.” It is that and more. Where else could this true tale of two bigger-than-life eccentrics take place? Anyone who loves the Crescent City, its food, culture, rowdy history and characters will enjoy this book because its sweep includes a wide reach across this storied place. ...

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Entergy to spin off transmission business to ITC

Utility holding company Entergy Corp. plans to spin off its electric transmission business and merge it into ITC Holdings Corp., which operates power transmission lines in the Midwest. Entergy, based in New Orleans, said Monday that it will receive about $1.78 billion in cash, and its stockholders will receive shares of a new company created by the combination of Novi, ...

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Man pleads guilty to stealing $100,000 from MDA

NEW ORLEANS  — A Harahan, La., man has pleaded guilty to stealing government funds. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Vernon Ponder pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. Letten says Ponder applied to the Mississippi Development Authority and to the U.S. Small Business Association for money to repair his vacation home in Bay St. Louis after ...

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Big Easy sees meetings, conventions decrease

NEW ORLEANS — Attendance at meetings and conventions in New Orleans dropped in 2009 as travelers and exhibitors took a tighter hold on their money. Tourism officials say that although the city played host to more meetings in 2009 than in the previous three years following Hurricane Katrina, attendance dropped 10 to 25 percent, depending on the event. Following Katrina, ...

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Taylor writes letter to President Obama

In wake of Hurricane Katrina, Coast Democrat urges reform to National Flood Insurance Program WASHINGTON — Just before President Obama’s visit to New Orleans Oct. 15, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) wrote the President urging the administration to reform the National Flood Insurance Program and revisit the Taylor-written Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009. Taylor says his act is a “proposed ...

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