Archive for December, 2012

Glen Campbell provides top MBJ video of 2012

by Published: December 29,2012

Tags: Bill Clinton, Glen Campbell, Mitt Romney

Since the start of MBJ-TV in March 2010, we’ve covered everything from new industries to natural disasters, interviewed hundreds of Mississippians from Morgan Freeman to Skylar Laine and minded everyone’s business in the process. We’ve crunched the YouTube analytics and selected some of our top videos that were produced in 2012. You can watch these […] [...]

GreenTech launches its MyCar vehicle

by Published: December 29,2012

Tags: automotive news, electric hybrid cars, GreenTech Automotive, MyCar

GreenTech Automotive launched its MyCar line in Horn Lake July 6. It marked the company’s first production run since its arrival in Mississippi. Charles Wang, CEO of Virginia-based GTA, said at an October 2009 ceremony in Tunica that his company would build a massive facility there that would produce gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. Production capacity numbers […] [...]

Coal plant awaits state supreme court hearing

The past year has been an eventful one for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. In March, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the 2010 order the Mississippi Public Service Commission issued that granted the plant a certificate of pubic convenience and necessity did not cite sufficient evidence from the record of proceedings. Justices, […] [...]

It was a good year for GOP in Mississippi

by Published: December 29,2012

Tags: GOP, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Republican party

The past year has been a very good one for Republicans in Mississippi. When the 2012 session of the Mississippi Legislature convened last January, it marked the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans were in charge. The 2011 elections put a Republican in the governor’s office (Phil Bryant), lieutenant governor’s office (Tate Reeves), gave the […] [...]

Water, water … nowhere: Dropping Mississippi River raises concerns

by Published: December 29,2012

Tags: barge traffic, Mississippi River, transportation

One year removed from a massive, historic flood, the Mississippi River has dominated headlines in 2012 as it falls to near record lows, threatening navigation and devastating economic losses. Usually fed by rain and snowmelt in the spring, the Father of Rivers began to fall as drought gripped a large portion of the U.S. By […] [...]

Lazy Magnolia recycles grains back to the farm

by Published: December 29,2012

Tags: beer, Kiln, Lazy Magnolia Brewery, manufacturing, small business

What do you do with tons of used grain every week? Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. owners Leslie and Mark Henderson decided to give theirs to area livestock farmers for feed rather than have it go to a landfill. The brewery uses about 100,000 pounds of grains a month in its beer making. It’s a natural […] [...]

State’s first brewery since Prohibition will expand warehouses, drive growth

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: brewing, Lazy Magnolia, Leslie Henderson

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., the state’s pioneering brewery, will concentrate on its eight-state market in 2013 after a growth spurt into three Southeastern states this year. The brewery, the first in the state since Prohibition, also will expand its warehouse footprint from 10,000 square feet to nearly 30,000 square feet as it gears up to […] [...]

New book honors the life and work of enigmatic author Barry Hannah

by Published: December 28,2012


“A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah” is a book of essays recalling the life and work of the enigmatic author. It’s a collection of 39 short essays by fellow writers, artists, acquaintances, admirers, friends and even once-enemies of Barry Hannah and covers a spectrum of viewpoints on the extraordinary writer and man he was. Unfortunately, […] [...]

Strength in families

by Published: December 28,2012


I grew up around a family business. My father was in the retail furniture business, and I always assumed that I would come back after college and work in the business. Unfortunately, we had to close our doors in the 1980s so I never got the chance, but I have kept a deep appreciation for […] [...]

Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Lisa Monti, Ship Island

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – […] [...]

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