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MetroCast deploys Fiber to the Home technology in Carthage

Special to the MBJ CARTHAGE, Mississippi – MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider with offices in eight Mississippi communities, has announced the deployment of an advanced fiber-optic technology for its customers in Carthage. As a result, MetroCast customers in Carthage will receive more than 150 new video channels, Internet at speeds of up to 50 megabits per second ...

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Treasurer Fitch: Today's pepaid college program restart will help erase shortfall

By Lynn Fitch The Board of Directors for the College Savings Plans of Mississippi voted Monday to reopen Mississippi’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program (MPACT) for new enrollees beginning in fall 2014. The decision to reopen MPACT brings full circle a process the Board and the State Treasurer’s Office began 18 months ago. In 2012, the Board decided to defer ...

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3-peat for Kings of Moot Court: Ole Miss law students roll up another national title

OXFORD, Mississippi – The University of Mississippi School of Law made history this weekend by grabbing its third moot court national championship this year, the first time the law school has achieved such a milestone. Second-year students David Fletcher of Jackson and Brett Grantham of Corinth, along with third-year Will Widman of Birmingham, won the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition at Robert ...

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Camellia Healthcare named 'Nurse Employer of the Year'

Camellia Healthcare was named Nurse Employer of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses Association at their 2014 Nightingale Awards Gala held recently in Jackson. The Nurse Employer of the Year award recognizes the most outstanding nurse employer in Mississippi for an organization’s commitment to advancing healthcare. “The Nightingale Award is a testament to all of our wonderful nurses and we ...

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Full House buying Fitzgerald's Casino for $62M

TUNICA — Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has agreed to buy Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino, LLC. The purchase price is $62 million, exclusive of working capital and other adjustments, fees and expenses as of the closing date. The agreement is subject to Full House obtaining financing for the acquisition within 90 days of its execution, obtaining ...

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State's sheriffs to finally get pay raise with new law

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi sheriffs will get their first pay raise in several years, starting July 1. Gov. Phil Bryant has signed House Bill 1409, which collapses eight population-based pay brackets into five. Sheriffs in counties with fewer than 15,000 people will make $75,000 a year, while those in counties ranging from 15,000 to 34,000 people will make $80,000. In ...

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Sanderson Farms recognized for water conservation

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has been recognized for its water conservation efforts at one of the company’s Texas-based poultry complexes located in Bryan, Texas. The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD), which services the groundwater resources of Brazos and Robertson counties, awarded the Laurel-based poultry producer the Industrial Groundwater Conservationist of the Year award for the company’s efforts to ...

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TVA to discuss long-range energy resources plan

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT at TVA’s Missionary Ridge office building in Chattanooga, Tenn., and through a simultaneous online webinar link. The 2015 Integrated Resource Plan ...

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Concerns still high about possible flood insurance hikes

GREENVILLE — Henry Nathaniel has escaped the rising tide of flood insurance costs for now, but he’s still worried. The retired 70-year-old owns a 1,650-square-foot house valued at less than $50,000 on Greenville’s north side. He was already paying a relatively steep $550 a year to the National Flood Insurance Program. Then he got a notice in the mail saying ...

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