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November 26, 2014

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, attorney Graham Whitehead of Hattiesburg, searches records at the Amite County courthouse in Liberty, Miss. Whitehead took advantage of a slow period before the holidays to search for mineral rights and royalty transfers. According to Chancery Clerk Ronnie Taylor, the records room has several leasing agents doing research on a daily basis.

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, attorney Graham Whitehead of Hattiesburg, searches records at the Amite County courthouse in Liberty, Miss. Whitehead took advantage of a slow period before the holidays to search for mineral rights and royalty transfers. According to Chancery Clerk Ronnie Taylor, the records room has several leasing agents doing research on a daily basis.