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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.

 

 

State treasurer ‘ready for normalcy’

Posted 4/15/2010 in Business

The state’s spending of federal dollars is not “sustainable” for the future, Treasurer Tate Reeves Wednesday told members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club.

 

 

Itawamba teen named grand marshal of New York's gay pride parade

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business

 

 

Barbour hires private attorney to sue over health care

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says it will probably be mid-May when he joins a multistate lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul.

 

 

Ole Miss decides not to charge 'tailgate tax' in Grove

Posted 4/14/2010 in Business

Ole Miss fans won’t have to pay a tailgate tax for the upcoming football season, but they will have a tighter timeframe for setting up their party tents.

 

VIDEO: Bounds: MUW in trouble financially

Posted 4/11/2010 in Business

As long as legislators in Jackson remain unwilling to budge and fractured supporters in Columbus remain unwilling to unify, Mississippi University for Women is in trouble.

 

Ole Miss' new chancellor announces $100 million campaign

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has announced a campaign to raise $100 million to help the school attract and retain faculty.

 

 

Achoo! Pollen at its worst this year in many areas

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Pollen: It’s on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses. From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping up to be a monster of an allergy season.

 

 

Green Day, N'Sync's Lance Bass among sponsors of prom for gay students in Tupelo

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Green Day, former N'Sync member Lance Bass, and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a prom in Mississippi next month that's open to everyone but geared toward gay students.

 

 

Going to the birds: Caledonia resident uses his spare time to build birdhouses

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

CALEDONIA — Carey Bray has many passions in life. Along with his wife Cynthia and daughter Cassidy, Bray strongly believes in two other things.

 

 

Columbus scales back annexation plans

Posted 4/9/2010 in Business

Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.

 

 

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