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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.



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.



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