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Mississippi College to offer business degree online

Special to the MBJ Beginning in August, the Mississippi College School of Business will begin offering its bachelor’s in business administration in a variety of formats, including online. The school joins other areas of the Clinton college that have already moved courses online. “The expectations for all classes regardless of their format will be the same and provide our students ...

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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies for small ...

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Habitat Young Professionals host happy hour event June 12

Special to the MBJ Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) will host a Special Happy Hour Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Fondren Public, 2765 Old Canton Road, in the Fondren area of Jackson. It is an evening for 21-to-40-year-olds, and hors d’oeuvres and adult libations will be available. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds will go to Habitat for ...

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BP ordered to resume oil spill payments as Court reviews settlement

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC must resume paying claims while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court panel said yesterday. The 2-1 judgment said the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not put a stop to payments while BP appeals the court’s ...

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Quest certified as Women's Business Enterprise

A West Point-based advertising firm has earned a certification that the owners say will benefit the firm and its clients. Quest Group, LLC has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Quest Group, a full-service advertising, public relations and special ...

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C Spire begins Fiber to the Home construction in Quitman

QUITMAN — C Spire’s plans to offer consumer broadband Internet service in Quitman and eight other Mississippi cities moved a step closer to reality with the start of construction this week on its ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative. C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Quitman this week. Quitman is the ...

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Island closing as River Park gets more enhancements

PASCAGOULA — Lowry Island is closing to the public Monday for the second phase of work on the River Park. The island will remain closed through mid-December. Phase II includes a new access road, parking lot, lighting, sidewalks, renovations to the boat ramp, landscaping and green space, handicap accessibility, a bulkhead and a concrete wharf. The city awarded the $2.8 ...

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Anti-abortion initiatives spread across South

JACKSON — From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt. In ...

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Amory boat maker expanding, adding 30 new jobs

AMORY — NauticStar will expand its Monroe County factory to build larger boats, adding 30 jobs. The recreational boat maker, which currently employs 130, announced its plans yesterday. The privately-owned 12-year-old company says it will invest $460,000 to add 20,000 square feet, connecting two buildings that currently total 160,000 square feet. NauticStar President Phil Faulkner says the boat market has ...

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