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Madison entrepreneurs jump into "Shark Tank"

Muddy Water Camo founder Steve Maloney and outdoor photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick will be featured on this week’s episode of ABC’s hit reality game show “Shark Tank.” The episode airs Friday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC and will pit the two Mississippi entrepreneurs against a panel of billionaire investors that will judge their pitches and decide whether or not to invest ...

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Taste of the U puts food & fun front-and-center at Med Mall Saturday

  Food, drinks and costumes from far-flung volcanic islands to nearby Louisiana swamps will transform the Jackson Medical Mall into a massive multi-theme party and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s annual Taste of the U. At Taste of the U, now in its 23rd year, departments and divisions from across the Medical Center ...

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Gov. Bryant to make 'huge' announcement in Hattiesburg

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to make a major economic announcement Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Governor’s office and an official of the Area Development Partnership of Greater Hattiesburg would not disclose the nature of the project. The press release only said it is a major economic development announcement impacting the ...

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Best Buy to price match all local retailers, most online sellers

You know the routine: Go to Best Buy and check out the electronic device, try it out, return it to the shelf and thank the salesperson for her time. By that night, you’re clicking on Amazon.com and buying the exact same product, confident it’s exactly what you want, thanks to Best Buy. Best Buy — which has stores in Jackson, ...

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Event photos for the 2013 Business Woman of Year luncheon

Many of the most powerful women in state recently gathered in Jackson for the awarding of Mississippi’s Businesswoman of the Year, presented by The Mississippi Business Journal. The exclusive luncheon was held at the Hilton of Jackson as women from all corners of the state converged to celebrate the hard word and dedication it takes to succeed in the ultra ...

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Mourner hits $7.2 million jackpot on Biloxi penny game

He drove from Michigan to Biloxi for a friend’s funeral, then felt obligated to play penny slots in honor of his friend instead of his normal table game. So, of course, he hits the jackpot — worth $7.2 million. Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Friday night between 10 and 10:30 with a $3.50 wager on a Lord ...

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BP fails to reach settlement in advance of civil trial

GULF OF MEXICO — BP acknowledged today it had failed to reach a settlement in advance of next week’s civil trial on the Deepwater Horizon accident and is ready to defend itself vigorously against allegations of gross negligence in the U.S.’s biggest environmental disaster. Rupert Bondy, the group’s general counsel, said in a statement that settlement demands were “not based ...

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Ex-city contractor asks for more time to prepare defense

OXFORD — Former Southaven city contractor James Malcolm Harris Jr., who was recently indicted on bank fraud charges, has requested that his March 4 trial be postponed to give his attorney enough time to prepare for the case. The Commercial Appeal reports Harris’ attorney, David Hill, filed a motion for a continuance on Feb. 15 in federal court in Oxford. ...

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Company doesn't use $1.1M in economic development incentives

NATCHEZ — Economic development authorities were able to secure $1.1 million in grants and rail loans as part of a package to entice Genesis Energy to locate its new loading and unloading terminal in Natchez last year, but in the end that money wasn’t needed. Genesis opened its terminal in the port earlier this year. The Genesis terminal is located ...

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Virtual college to use Instructure's Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately $1.5 million per year. The ...

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