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Ten killed as tornado slams state; others injured

Posted 4/24/2010 in Business

YAZOO CITY — Tornadoes ripped through four states in the South, leaving broken crosses in front of a flattened church, splintering houses and overturning vehicles as they killed 10 people, including two children.



Severe weather expected in area tonight, Saturday

Posted 4/23/2010 in Business

Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.



State Senate OKs public employees' pension change

Posted 4/23/2010 in Business

Mississippi senators have approved the final version of a bill requiring public employees to pay more toward their own retirement.



Senate approves employment agency survival

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is on track to survive another year.



Kappa Alpha fraternity bans members from wearing Confederate uniforms

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

A college fraternity inspired by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has banned members around the country from wearing Confederate uniforms to “Old South” parties and parades after years of complaints that the tradition was racially insensitive.



Barbour sets special session on state pensions

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he's calling a special session for lawmakers to consider increasing the amount that state employees pay toward their own retirement.



School leaders: Merger not on the agenda

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.



Memphis Architect Elected to Board of Directors

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

Memphis architect Mark McClure was recently elected to the eight member board of directors of the Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America.



New lesbian prom lawsuit: Itawamba teen seeks monetary damages

Posted 4/21/2010 in Business

The lesbian teenager from Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban of same-sex prom dates is seeking monetary damages, claiming she suffered from public humiliation.



Lawmakers return to Capitol on Tuesday for budget push

Posted 4/19/2010 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday after a 3 1/2-week break, and they'll try to pass a state spending plan for the year that begins July 1.



Itawamba college student's death ruled homicide

Posted 4/19/2010 in Business

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green says a state medical examiner's report has concluded that the shooting death of Anna Catherine McCoy was consistent with that of a homicide.



Top Mississippi lawmakers reach $5.5B budget deal

Posted 4/17/2010 in Business

Top Mississippi lawmakers said Friday they’ve reached a $5.5 billion budget deal for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and most state programs will take cuts because money is tight.



Mississippi jobless rate holds steady

Posted 4/16/2010 in Business

Mississippi’s unemployment rate remained at 11.5 percent in March, both above the national and southern regional figure, the federal Labor Department reported Friday.



Itawamba college soccer player dies in shooting

Posted 4/16/2010 in Business

Police say a 20-year-old woman was found shot to death late Thursday at a home in Saltillo.



West Point's Ross finishes term as College Board president

Posted 4/16/2010 in Business

Scott Ross presided over his last meeting of the College Board Thursday.



Ex-Lee County deputy guilty of stealing money during traffic stops

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business

A former Lee County deputy has pleaded guilty to secretly removing cash from people's wallets during traffic stops.



Clarion Ledger: Officer pleads to taking kickbacks in Kuwait (link)

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business



NEMS360: Rumor of Target coming to Tupelo (link)

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business



Miss. foreclosure rate doubles in past year

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business

The number of Mississippi homeowners facing or hit by foreclosure has more than doubled over the past year. That's according to RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosures nationwide.



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