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Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

Tennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has been unearthed in the Williams ...

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Morren new plant manager at Eaton Aerospace in Jackson

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi — Power management company Eaton has named Reed Morren plant manager of the Aerospace Group’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division manufacturing facility in Jackson. He will report to Mike Gallant, the Aerospace Group’s vice president of Manufacturing Operations. “Reed’s leadership experience and drive for results are aligned with Eaton’s culture of continuous improvement,” ...

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by Atlanta-based choreographer Kristy Nilsson, the ...

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Nissan announces leadership changes

Special to the MBJ Three changes at the Canton plant were among a number of leadership changes Nissan announced today within its North and Latin America operations. — Masaaki Imai, currently managing Deputy General Manager, Trim & Chassis Engineering, Nissan Motor Company, is named senior director, Manufacturing, with responsibility for New Model and Vehicle Production Engineering at the Canton Vehicle ...

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Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

WASHINGTON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has been appointed to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. The Democratic leader joins former Wyoming Gov. James Geringer, a Republican, as an appointee to the Governing Board. Their terms will end on September 30, 2017 The Governing Board sets policy for the National ...

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Legislators up budget estimates for 2014 and 2015

JACKSON — Top Mississippi lawmakers are increasing the estimate of how much money state government can spend this year and next. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee made the changes today after hearing that the state economy has performed well the past several months. Committee members added nearly $150 million to the estimate for fiscal 2014, which ends June 30, and ...

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NRA endorses Thad Cochran

JACKSON, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and to keep fighting any efforts ...

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Bryant signs new public records legislation

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 928 yesterday, and it becomes law July 1. It says that when a person requests government records, a board or agency can only require reimbursement of costs incurred by the lowest-level employee competent to fulfill the ...

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Patel named Small Business Person of the Year by SBA

TUPELO — From architecture to bakeries, to consulting firms and woodworking — these are just a few of the businesses that will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration this year in Washington, D.C., May 15-16. Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will gather in Washington ...

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MDOT: I-269 project passes halfway point

BATESVILLE — Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. In October 2013, one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County was completed. Paving for this section will ...

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