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CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and the cause of everything bad ...

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Medal of Honor for Miss. native who fell on grenade to shield fellow Marines

Mississippi-born Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter Thursday became the third Magnolia State native to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor. On Nov. 21, 2010, in the Marjah district of Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold, Marine Cpl. Carpenter made the split-second decision to cover an enemy-launched grenade with his body in an attempt to shield ...

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State OK clears way for opening of Belhaven University nursing school

JACKSON, Mississippi – Belhaven University says it plans an August start for enrolling students in its new School of Nursing after having received approval Thursday from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for its bachelor of science in nursing degree program. University President Roger Parrott said the effort to launch the nursing school has received support from the governor, ...

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WHO'S BEST FOR BUSINESS? Mississippians see different stakes in GOP Senate runoff

Size really does matter when breaking down how Mississippi’s business sector will vote in Tuesday’s Republican senatorial primary runoff. The larger the business the more likely the sentiments will fall to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, who has been in Washington longer than 42-year-old tea party challenger and Mississippi Senate member Chris McDaniel has been on the planet. Cochran can pull ...

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Belhaven gets approval to start nuring program

JACKSON — State officials are initially approving Belhaven University’s plan to start a nursing program. The College Board voted to allow the private Jackson university to start admitting students this fall to a program that will let them earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The board will still have to give final approval to the program as the first class ...

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Mabuses to be in attendance for keel ceremony at Ingalls

A ceremony tomorrow at Ingalls Shipbuilding will leave an indelible impression on U.S. Marine vessel under construction at the shipyard. Navy Secretary and former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus and Gov. Phil Bryant will speak tomorrow at a keel authentication ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding for the company’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Mabus’ wife, Lynne, is the ship’s sponsor and ...

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Horizon Energy rolls out Intellipumper for digital oil fields

GULFPORT — Horizon Energy Corporation (OTCQB:HORI) has introduced the Intellipumper, a new rod pump control solution to optimize the reliability and energy efficiency of pump wells. The Intellipumper was designed for digital oilfields and comes ready for use, featuring cable-free installation, integrated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) communications, wireless control and low maintenance. “Our goal is to provide operators ...

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Report: State's small businesses employ nearly half of all workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, has released a report titled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. The profile includes information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most recently available government data. “Mississippi’s small ...

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College Board postpones decision on budget increase request

JACKSON — College Board members are delaying a decision on how large a budget increase to seek from Mississippi lawmakers. The board voted yesterday to delay the decisions until June 27, saying they wanted to learn more about the large increases universities were seeking for some research units. The state’s eight public universities asked the board to seek a total ...

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