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Rep. Bennie Thompson to address August 14 Greater Jackson Chamber luncheon

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D- Mississippi) will be the guest speaker at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s next membership luncheon scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 14, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. A former alderman and mayor of Bolton, Thompson has represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, including four on the U.S. House ...

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Kmart to close two Coast stores in November

WAVELAND and GULFPORT — Kmart has announced that it will be closing stores in Waveland and Gulfport in south Mississippi. The closings are scheduled for mid-November. The closings mean the only remaining Kmart location in South Mississippi will be on U.S. Highway 49 in Gulfport. Company officials specifically say that location will remain open. The Gulfport location has 52 employees ...

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Supervisors tell department heads to cut budgets by 5 percent

GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors have told most department heads to cut 5 percent from their budgets. The Sun Herald reports the exceptions are the sheriff’s office, which was asked to trim its budget by 2.75 percent, and the Sand Beach Department, which won’t be cut. The sheriff’s cut would be over $505,000. Supervisors basically had two choices on Wednesday ...

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Lisa Marie Presley booked for Sept. 18 Fondren concert

Ardenland Entertainment has announced that Lisa Marie Presley will play Jackson on September 18 at Duling Hall in the Fondren Arts District. Presley’s “Storm & Grace” tour makes a stop through Jackson, presented in part by Cathead Vodka, Find It In Fondren and Capital City Beverage. Daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, the Memphis-born Presley is on the ...

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Three counties form economic development partnership

WINONA — Three north Mississippi counties have joined forces in what leaders are calling “The Partnership.” WTVA TV reports county supervisors from Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster met in Winona yesterday to sign a deal that will bind the three into a regional economic organization. Leaders are hoping the partnership will have the kind of economic success that north Mississippi has ...

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Senate committee okays Brown for federal judgeship

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Jackson attorney Debra Brown in a federal judgeship in north Mississippi. The committee met today in Washington. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation. President Barack Obama nominated Brown in May. The judgeship presides over court in Greenville. If confirmed, Brown would become the state’s ...

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Distributor recalls frozen chicken due to misbranding, allergen

PEARL — A Mississippi distributor of frozen chicken has recalled nearly 2,500 pounds of meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department Agriculture. Traditions Meal Solutions, located in Pearl said in a news release yesterday that the 2,486 pounds of recalled frozen chicken meals contain milk but that it is not on the label. Milk ...

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(VIDEO) NSA chief heckled at security conference

CNN Money has posted a YouTube video from the annual Black Hat Security conference. In the video, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander is heckled after explaining controversial NSA surveillance programs that were recently leaked to news organizations. A map behind the NSA chief claimed the federal agency’s programs had prevented terrorist incidences in four continents including 13 in ...

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