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UPDATED: U.S. Chamber boosting Cochran with $308,000 in new ad spending

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is about to re-enter the Mississippi Senate race, laying down TV reservations for the last week of the runoff campaign between Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and his challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Politico reports. Politico said two sources closely monitoring the state say that the Chamber will start a fresh round of advertising beginning Monday. ...

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Letter to the Editor: Community College Board chair backs Cochran

Chip Crane 508 South Spring Street Fulton, Mississippi 38843 June 13, 2014 Dear Editor: I am head of a company in Fulton that does business across several southeastern states, and I am also chairman of the Mississippi Community College Board.  I am writing because I care deeply about the future of our state. If you value education in Mississippi, whether ...

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MGM granted Massachusetts's first casino license

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to issue the state’s first casino operators license to MGM, which plans to build an $800 million casino, hotel, and entertainment and shopping complex in downtown Springfield. MGM also owns the Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the the Gold Strike in Tunica Resorts.   Now, concerned parties must wait for the state’s Supreme ...

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Copiah Water Association gains $399,405 infrastructure grant

Special to the MBJ WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration today announced a $399,405 grant to Copiah Water Association Inc. of Gallman to help build critical water infrastructure to support the construction of a new, job-creating hospital and spur other commercial and industrial development in Hazlehurst. According to grantee estimates, this project will retain 153 existing jobs, ...

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Wallethub.com ranks Jackson 4th worst city for families

Special to the MBJ Jackson has been ranked the fourth worst city for families according to a study done by the website wallethub.com. The city received a ranking of 147th out of the 150 largest cities in the United States. Birmingham, Ala., was ranked 148, Miami ranked 149 and Detroit received the worst ranking at 150. The website compared the ...

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THE SPIN CYCLE — Time – Like other media outlets in our digital world – blurs line between news and advertising

Another media outlet has bitten the dust, and blurred that time-honored line between the news and advertising side of journalism – featuring ads on the front page/front cover. Time Inc., the nation’s largest magazine publisher, is now running Verizon Wireless ads on the cover of two of its most iconic titles, Time and Sports Illustrated. The ads are tiny, but ...

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BOOK BIZ — Stories of entrepreneurial Mississippians are inspirational

Mississippi Entrepreneurs could be classified as a coffee table book since it’s bound with cloth and has a beautiful Mississippi River scene photo on the dust cover, and has content suitable for browsing. However, it’s more than a coffee table book. It’s something of a history of business in Mississippi and, more importantly, full of inspiring stories of 72 people ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Challenged, inspired by our leaders

In the last five years that I have been writing this column on leaders, I have had the incredible opportunity to visit with leaders from around the state of Mississippi. I have been challenged and inspired by their stories. Each week I try to pass along the tips and wisdom I learn from these leaders. As readers have probably noted, ...

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Employment outlook appears good for Mississippi accounting graduates

School’s out and accounting graduates — like all graduates — are looking for employment. What’s the status of the accounting job scene? Three accounting professionals from different backgrounds are optimistic about accounting jobs. Beth Burgess, CEO of the Burgess Group and current president of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, has spent her career in public accounting since age ...

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