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Solid earnings from major US retailers drive stocks higher

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers. Target and Lowe’s surged, leading a rally in retail stocks, as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Technology companies accounted for a big share of the market’s gains. Microsoft gained 1.3% and Apple ...

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New Mississippi boat maker invests $1.6M and hires 75

A new company has begun making boats in northeast Mississippi and hired 75 people. Avid Boats in Amory says it’s investing $1.6 million to make aluminum bass boats and center console bay boats. Avid plans to make 750 boats next year and 1,500 annually by 2022. President Phillip Faulkner previously founded Amory boat maker NauticStar. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy ...

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Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition

A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened. Southaven city spokeswoman Tish Clark Dunning tells The Clarion Ledger that Martez Tarrell Abram doesn’t want to be extradited to DeSoto County. The newspaper says Southaven police are now planning to get ...

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Mississippi woman ordered to pay $2M in wrongful death

A Mississippi woman whose loose donkey caused a fatal car crash has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports K.K. Henderson Kent was sued by Sandra Santos, whose 19-year-old son, Jose Escudero, died last year in the crash involving Kent’s donkey. Escudero was driving on an unlit road when he ...

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Mississippi man is awarded highest civilian defense medal

A Mississippi man has been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest civilian honor. Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Tuesday presided over the formal presentation to John “Jay” Fulton Blount Jr., of Greenville, who is the second Mississippian to earn the Defense of Freedom medal. Blount, who was working as a civilian contractor in support of U.S. defense missions ...

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Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn’t undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod not guilty of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge during a one-day ...

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Ex-Governor Barbour backs Reeves in Mississippi GOP runoff

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he is supporting Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination for governor. Barbour said that “two good people” are in the Aug. 27 party primary runoff. Reeves is in his second term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as state treasurer, and Bill Waller Jr. is a retired chief justice of the ...

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TODD SMITH — Ohio State seeks to trademark ‘The’

The Buckeyes are aiming to be “The” brand in college sports! Ohio State University is seeking to trademark the word “The” when used on items marketed for sale, according to a trademark application filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, made a couple of weeks ago, aims to protect the school’s formal name – The Ohio State ...

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What will a C-Note get you in Mississippi? How about over $16 extra

Tax Foundation study examines “real” value of $100   By TED CARTER Mississippians or visitors to Mississippi with $100 in their pockets are walking around with a $16.69 bonus. But head over to Arkansas and you will lose more than a dollar of the bonus. In Alabama, you’ll lose even more of it. If you stay in Mississippi, at least ...

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Southern Miss is latest to sell beer at football games

The University of Southern Mississippi is joining a nationwide trend of universities selling beer at football games. The university announced Monday that it will sell beer and light wine at M.M. Roberts Stadium beginning with its Sept. 28 game against University of Texas at El Paso. USM officials say they’re waiting until the year’s second home game to get employees ...

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