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Teens migrating to Twitter tell researchers there are too many adults, too much drama on Facebook

WASHINGTON — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told researchers there were too many ...

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Mississippi casino revenues on pace for 15-year low (adds comment)

JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi casinos could be headed to a 15-year low in gross gaming revenues, if the trend from the first four months continues the rest of the year. April figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission this week show another month of revenue decreases as casinos attempt to reverse the trend of out-of-state gamblers staying out of state. ...

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Craig Carter named assistant to Dick Hall at MDOT

JACKSON, Mississippi — Wiley “Craig” Carter joins the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the position of assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Carter assumes a vital role in facilitating external and internal relations for the commissioner. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating the ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

In this Ted Talk, career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. Bidding adieu to his last “real job” as Al Gore’s speechwriter, Dan Pink went freelance to ...

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Doctor's murder-for-hire case postponed, mental evaluation pending

GREENWOOD — A trial in the murder-for-hire case against a Greenwood oncologist has been postponed indefinitely. Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn issued the order this past week because the court is waiting on Dr. Arnold Smith’s evaluation at a state mental facility. The case was to have gone to trial yesterday in Leflore County Circuit Court. Circuit Clerk Elmus Stockstill tells ...

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LNG facility hoping to begin exporting natural gas

PASCAGOULA — Big changes may be coming for Gulf LNG, the liquefied natural gas terminal that has two huge storage tanks on the horizon south of Pascagoula. The owners want to begin exporting natural gas. It would be quite the turnaround for the $1.1-billion terminal built more than two years ago to import the super-chilled gas from tankers, store it, ...

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EPA looking to minimize chemical releases during hurricanes

GULF OF MEXICO — As hurricane season approaches, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a Hazardous Weather Release Prevention and Reporting alert to remind facility operators of certain regulations that require minimization of chemical releases during process shutdown operations. This alert is designed to increase awareness among facility operators about their obligation to operate facilities safely and report ...

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Developers converting historic buildings into mixed-use facilities

HATTIESBURG — If Daniel Jussely and Rob Tatum have their way, downtown Hattiesburg soon will be a cultural hub of “urbanite lifestyle” in Mississippi. As co-owners of Hub City Lofts, Jussely and Tatum are rejuvenating two of the Hub City’s oldest buildings, converting them into more than 50 loft-style apartments and more than 14,000 square feet of commercial space. The ...

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Bill exempting small farms from fuel storage regs passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Legislation to exempt small farms from Environmental Protection Agency fuel storage requirements has been incorporated into the Senate-passed Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), according to a release from U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Senate passed WRDA legislation (S.601), and with it also approved all the provisions included in the Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act ...

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Bank earns five stars for 94th consecutive quarter

GULFPORT — BauerFinancial Inc. has awarded Hancock Bank a 5-Star Superior rating for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012. Hancock Bank has received BauerFinancial recommendations (4-Star or 5-Star ratings) for 94 consecutive quarters — or more than 23 years. “By making common-sense business decisions, proactively managing risk, and understanding how people prefer to do business, Hancock Bank has safeguarded the ...

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