Archive for May, 2013

USM chooses Thomas Schoemann

Thomas Schoemann has been selected as the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation’s operations manager at the University of Southern Mississippi. Schoemann is a retired Air Force veteran and spent the last eight and a half years with Rapiscan Systems as the U.S. operations manager for cargo and people screening. A resident of Ocean Springs, […] [...]

Lori Mann Bruce named to MSU academic affairs post

Lori Mann Bruce is the new associate vice president for academic affairs and graduate school dean at Mississippi State University. Bruce, associate dean of the university’s Bagley College of Engineering since 2008, succeeds the retiring Louis D’Abramo. Like D’Abramo, she is a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor, MSU’s highest faculty rank. The appointment is pending […] [...]

Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than […] [...]

Read May 31 issue of MBJ

>>BILOXI BOUND New ball park will bring Double-A baseball to Gulf Coast - by Frank Brown Also in this week’s paper: >>INTERNET State lawmaker says Internet retail sales tax could fund transportation projects- by Ted Carter >>TRANSPORTATION Mississippi road builders conflicted over study committee- by Wally Northway >>TECHNOLOGY Jackson teen mobile app developer invited to Apple conference- by Clay Chandler >> ROSS REILY Barry […] [...]

Bomgar product passes Symantec’s security test

JACKSON — Bomgar’s remote support solution has passed a security assessment performed by Symantec Consulting Services, according to the Jackson-based tech company. Symantec conducted its Product Penetration Test to evaluate the Bomgar solution’s components and related environment against established security best practices. The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the security of Bomgar’s product […] [...]

Schools’ athletic facilities still need repair from February tornado

HATTIESBURG — The lingering effects of the Feb. 10 tornado are still visible at the two local high school campuses that were hit the hardest. Hattiesburg High and Oak Grove continue to pick up the pieces, and according to officials from both schools, headway is being made every day. Willie Burton, director of maintenance at […] [...]

Commerce finds subsidized shrimp imports hurting local shrimpers

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supportive of the U.S. Department of Commerce taking the next steps to ensure that the shrimping industry on the Gulf Coast is protected from unfairly subsidized shrimp imports. Earlier this week, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration announced preliminary affirmative countervailing duty (CVD) determinations on […] [...]

Study: Coast county created 4,000 jobs in half-decade

JACKSON COUNTY — A University of Southern Mississippi economic study shows that nearly 4,000 new jobs have been created in the Jackson County area in the last five years because of local companies’ investments. The figures were released by the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. The Mississippi Press reports the study estimates the jobs carry […] [...]

Commission gives nod to design of new $300M hospital

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Planning Commission has approved the preliminary design for the new $300 million Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The plans were presented to the commission this week by the hospital’s design team, A2H. Although the entire site is expected to be annexed into the City of Oxford and thus be removed from […] [...]

Former school principal’s trial for embezzlement re-scheduled

HERNANDO — Former Olive Branch Middle School principal Mike McCoy, who was indicted on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, will be now be tried in August. The Commercial Appeal reports McCoy’s trial was scheduled for trial next week. McCoy’s trial date is now set for Aug. 19 in DeSoto County Circuit Court in Hernando. If he […] [...]

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