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Jackson schools seek dismissal of suit alleging coach whipped students

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Jackson Public Schools has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over alleged whippings by the basketball coach at Murrah High School.


Ala. assault suspect claims to be vampire

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

A 20-year-old Gadsen man charged with burning a "V'' into the face of a teenager has told police he believes he is a vampire.


Training unit for new Air Force plane to be based in Meridian

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

Key Field in Meridian has been selected as the site for a new training unit for the Air Force's new C-27J Spartan military transport.


Miss. school: Bikini photo negates lesbian's lawsuit

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

A Mississippi school district hopes photographs of a teenage lesbian in a bikini will help lead to the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming her rights were violated when a picture of her in a tuxedo was left out of the yearbook's senior section.


Five years after Katrina, cat reunited with Biloxi owners

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

A gray and white cat has been reunited with its Mississippi family, five years after wandering away when their home lacked electricity after Hurricane Katrina.



Brrr! Cold weather blasts through South

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A Canadian high pressure system pushed a blast of winter weather through the Southeast on Monday, leaving people shivering as far south as Florida.



One year later, Pickering sued over soccer fight

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A year after former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering was involved in a fight with a youth soccer league coach, he's facing a lawsuit stemming from the incident.



Cadence settles class-action suit brought by shareholders

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

Cadence Financial Corp. has tentatively settled a lawsuit accusing the directors of the Starkville-based bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.



Slow job growth forecast for Mississippi

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

Mississippi's recovery from the recession will be slow with overall employment not reaching the state's record - set in 2000 - until 2015, according to an economic forecast.



Toyota supplier to resume hiring for Miss. plant

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

Officials with Toyota Boshoku will resume hiring and installing equipment at its north Mississippi plant where it will manufacture seats and other interior materials for the 2012 Corolla.



Miss. deputy sheriff killed, suspect arrested

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

A Tippah County sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed and a suspect is in custody.



Peter Imes: You can rent anything online

Posted 12/2/2010 in Business

On Wednesday night I rented a movie through Netflix's Watch Instant feature. As I easily selected a movie, I wondered what else could be rented online. Here are a few of the more interesting online rental options I found.



Barbour still urges caution on budget

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

Mississippi revenue collections exceeded estimates in November -- the fourth time that has occurred since the fiscal year began July 1.



Pledge flap leads to judge repremand recommendation

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

A judicial watchdog agency says Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn should be publicly reprimanded for jailing an attorney for not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.



Little-known Ala. law bans grills at apartments

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

ANNISTON, Ala. - Colonial Park Apartment residents woke recently to find pink notices at their doors explaining that their grills were illegal and needed to be removed from the premises within five days or they would be disposed of by staff.



Alcorn judge accused of fixing tickets

Posted 11/30/2010 in Business

A judicial watchdog agency has accused an Alcorn County judge of fixing tickets.


Injury count grows in aftermath of storm, tornadoes

Posted 11/30/2010 in Business

At least 17 people were injured in a severe, overnight storm that barreled through the Starkville, Monroe County and Yazoo City areas, downing power lines, uprooting trees and damaging property. Seven people were injured in Starkville when a series of severe storms, including a possible tornado, tore through.


MEMA chief cautions residents about severe weather tonight

Posted 11/29/2010 in Business

The head of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for the threat of severe weather.



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