Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses

Bigger Pie Forum | Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses | BPF   When Mississippi Power’s parent firm, the Southern Company, acquired natural gas distributor AGL Resources for $12 billion, the company was still navigating the rocky shoals of the Kemper Project clean coal power plant and building two additional reactors for […]

Legalizing Sports Betting

Bigger Pie Forum | Legalizing Sports Betting | BPF   Mississippi could be a national trendsetter thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows states to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Murphy vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association that the federal ban on sports gambling in all states except Nevada needed to be struck down. The […]

Primary Election Day Reminders

Polls open for the 2018 Primary Elections at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. Polls close at 7:00 p.m. Any voter in line at 7:00 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot. Senate and Congressional Primary Elections […]

A Few Local Twitter Accounts to Follow

Local bar organizations are active twitter users. Surprising to me, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is now on twitter with regular updates: @USDC_MSS. The Southern District U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Mississippi Bar, Jackson Young Lawyers and Capital Area Bar are also on twitter: @SDMissBankr @JYLawyers @TheMSBar @CABALaw I have not been […]

May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the May 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $474,444 verdict- Gulfport federal court slip and fall case discussed here (4/11/18); $350,000 verdict- Lamar County employment tort case discussed here (5/4/18); $110,000 settlement during trial- Gulfport federal court civil rights case (4/18/18); $25,000 verdict- Hinds County County Court employment […]

State Auditor Stacey Pickering Issues Demand against City Clerk of Tchula for Non-payment of Court Assessment Fees

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) issued a demand for $106,140.66 against the City Clerk of Tchula, Annie Horton, for failure to transfer court assessment fees to the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office as required by state law. The demand includes interest and investigative costs. In March 2018, OSA notified the Town […]

Cochran’s Clone: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

When Governor Phil Bryant had to choose a successor to Senator Thad Cochran, he had certain qualifications in mind, although we don’t know what many of them were. He said little publicly except that he wanted someone who could serve for the next 20-25 years, like Cochran. In other words, he was looking for longevity. But […]