Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state is getting $358,269 from Verizon Wireless and Sprint in a settlement of charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit.
A new Starkville retirement community is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.
The majority owner of a company that made defective Chinese drywall says it should be dropped from a lawsuit with the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, because it does not manage the drywall manufacturer.
Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.
Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.
In May, a 5-year-old Columbus business will move downtown.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection.
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2. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Same-sex marriage: Local counties prepared to issue licenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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