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State Senate approves school-takeover bill

JACKSON — Requirements for the Mississippi Department of Education to take over dozens of struggling schools would be eased under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature. The state Senate approved an amended version of House Bill 455 today, sending it back to the House for more work. Today, the state would be required to take over as many as ...

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Lawmakers trying to hammer out new abortion legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi House and Senate members must work out differences on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation. The Senate passed House Bill 1400 unanimously yesterday, changing the bill to require more work. Senators rejected an exemption for children conceived through rape or incest on a split voice vote. Twenty weeks is halfway through a full-term pregnancy ...

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Study finds increased manufacturing activity across region

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast increased in February, driven by strong improvements in all areas except employment, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI increased 5.4 points to 56, while the National PMI increased 1.9 points to ...

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Report touts MGCCC's workforce training programs

PERKINSTON — A recent study found that Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the state leader in workforce training and is responsible for more than 75 percent of all workforce development within its four-county district. These results are part of the data released in MGCCC’s Economic Impact Report, which outlines the college’s partnerships with industry, government and public entities to ...

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State to lead delegation to Canadian conference

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi will lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development professionals at the 7th Annual Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference. The event will be held May 4-6 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mississippi businesses, economic developers, local officials and university representatives are invited to join the delegation at the event. The ...

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Faldo, Montgomerie headline Champions Tour stop on Mississippi Coast

SAUCIER, Mississippi — Some of the biggest names in golf visit Mississippi next week for the PGA Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak Golf Course in Saucier. Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie make their first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast as part of a world-class field that includes seven World Golf Hall of Famers, 17 major ...

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Report: Mississippians have sick minds

A new study just released puts Mississippi dead last in the U.S. when it comes to brains. The 2014 America’s Brain Health Index reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Mississippi retains the lowest position among the brain-healthiest geographies in ...

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Cochran questions nominee concerning Stanford ponzi scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has asked the acting chair of the agency that denied compensation to Stanford ponzi scheme victims to explain those actions. Cochran, ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, has submitted questions regarding the Stanford case to Sharon Y. Bowen, the acting chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Bowen, nominated for ...

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Another fiberhood qualifies for C Spire 1-gigabit Internet service

STARKVILLE — C Spire reports that a homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Starkville over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Timbercove, College Station and Polos fiberhood reached ...

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Callon, Lone Star reach agreement on board of directors

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has reached an agreement with Lone Star Value Management, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, Callon has agreed to expand the size of its board of directors from six to eight directors and to designate two new independent directors — Matthew Regis Bob, managing member of MB Exploration, and James M. Trimble, CEO and president of ...

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