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A different beat

Asked if Studio 61 has met his expectations, Eric Fowler studied his coffee as he measured his answer. “I knew in my gut I could make it work,” said the laid back Fowler. He added with a wry smile, “I’ve spent everyday since the studio’s opening proving I was right.” Studio 61 has been a labor of love for Fowler. ...

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Creating a new economy

Empty seats were at a premium Aug. 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex as hundreds gathered for the state’s first-ever Creative Economy Summit. Attendees came to learn more about the creative economy, what it is, where it is and how communities can grow it, adding jobs and enhancing their quality of life. The event, the brainchild of Mississippi Arts Commission ...

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Stop-and-go funding makes planning tough for Mississippi airport chiefs

The refusal of Congress to go beyond short-hop funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has made uncertainty just another work challenge that the heads of Mississippi’s two major commercial airports must overcome. As one funding lapse ends another one appears on the horizon for Dirk Vanderleest at Jackson-Evers International Airport and Bruce Frallic at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The Aug. 8 ...

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New Blues Trail app for iPhones now available

JACKSON — The Mississippi Blues Trail mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes store. The free app, currently available only for iPhones, has a variety of features to allow users to navigate the trail and create customized itineraries to explore Mississippi’s musical heritage. “Blues enthusiasts will be able to map their travels along the trail and easily ...

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USM, MC Law form unique partnership

HATTIESBURG and JACKSON — A unique partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) in Jackson will enable undergraduates to obtain their bachelor of arts degree from Southern Miss after one year of study in the MC Law program. The agreement allows incoming freshmen at Southern Miss with a minimum ACT ...

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Florida company building facility in DeSoto County

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials from Anda Distribution, a leading distributor of generic pharmaceuticals within the U.S., is locating warehousing and distribution operations in Olive Branch. The company is constructing a new 234,000-square-foot facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center that is projected to be operational by the second quarter of 2012. The project represents an approximately $23-million investment by the company ...

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TVA reports $240M third-quarter loss

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Refueling outages at nuclear plants and a devastating storm combined with lower electricity demand impacted third-quarter financial results, the Tennessee Valley Authority reports. TVA recorded a net loss of $240 million on $2.7 billion in revenues for the third quarter, compared with net income of $199 million on $2.6 billion in revenues for the same period a ...

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