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MBJ-TV: 'Social Super Bowl'

By Stephen McDill See related video: http://msbusiness.com/blog/2011/02/social-super-bowl/ Popular Super Bowl commercial titans like Mercedes, E-Trade and Coca-Cola are now chasing after audiences on the Internet through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Randy Lynn, creative director for Jackson advertising agency Maris, West & Baker, tells MBJ-TV that many familiar brands are adding social media to their annual advertising budgets, budgets that were ...

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One size doesn't fit all in the Delta

By Wally Northway In the spring of 1968, my family and I spent a tense night huddled at my grandmother’s house in Greenville. All the lights were doused, the only sound a radio turned down so low it was barely audible. Every now and then somebody would pull a curtain back and peak out a window. The atmosphere was thick, ...

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Hudson's Salvage accused of trade secrets theft

HATTIESBURG — Hudson’s Salvage has been accused in a federal lawsuit of stealing trade secrets from a competitor. The Hattiesburg American reports Channel Control Merchants, owner of the Treasure Hunt and Dirt Cheap stores, had filed a lawsuit this in U.S. District Court against Hudson and his business partners. The lawsuit was filed against Billy Hudson Sr., a state senator ...

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Hosemann releases elections report, finds problems

JACKSON — As required by state law, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is releasing the 2010 Elections Report for both the general and general runoff elections. This report outlines observations of Secretary of State Office staff during the voting process. “For the most part, the 2010 Elections went smoothly,” said Hosemann. “However, our observers did note issues in the voting ...

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USM programs, faculty dodge budget cuts

HATTIESBURG — Ten academic programs and 15 faculty positions have been saved from the chopping block at the University of Southern Mississippi. USM president Martha Saunders said Wednesday that she has accepted all the recommendations of the Program Elimination Appeals Committee. That means 15 faculty members who received termination notices will keep their jobs. However, Saunders’ approval of the committee ...

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KiOR gets loan guarantee from Energy Department

KiOR Inc. has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee supporting an over $1-billion biofuels project from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. The project would convert wood biomass into drop in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel. KiOR’s project under the DOE loan guarantee program will consist of four biorefineries that will contribute approximately 250 ...

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Social Super Bowl

JACKSON- Maris West & Baker’s Randy Lynn talks with MBJ-TV about Super Bowl XLV and how many familiar brands are adding social media to their annual advertising budgets. Popular Super Bowl commercial titans like Mercedes, E-Trade and Coca-Cola are now chasing after fans on the Internet through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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Increased expenses results in TVA quarterly loss

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Unseasonably cold temperatures in December led to increased demand for electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which drove up operating costs and resulted in a net loss during the first quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, TVA reports. The federal utility recorded a net loss of $48 million for the three-month period, which ended Dec. 31, as ...

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Reeves kicks off bid for lieutenant governor

JACKSON — Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves will launch a statewide tour next week to announce his campaign for lieutenant governor. The initial announcement tour will include 10 stops throughout the state Feb. 7-9. The tour will begin in Reeves’ hometown of Florence at the Florence Middle School gym and will continue through Olive Branch, Tupelo, Leland, Pascagoula, Meridian, Columbus, Magee ...

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Officials, hospital to continue negotiations

OXFORD — The City of Oxford will join Lafayette County supervisors in moving ahead with negotiations with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300-million facility in Oxford. The Oxford Eagle reports that with the city’s action last Tuesday, both local governments have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the hospital. The hospital ...

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