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Mississippi congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown. Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee was accompanied by family members as he was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Michael Mills at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, said his spokeswoman, […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Keep education funding out of the courts

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) that was designed to keep education funding out of court is now in court, and may stay there for years to come.   In the mid-90s, lawsuits popped up in many states over inadequate funding for schools, particularly those in impoverished areas. Mississippi was at risk because of its […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: The New Year’s Resolution formula for achievement

by Published: January 9,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, Jeffrey Gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS

New years resolutions are a pain. Lose twenty pounds. Eat better. Get in shape. Join the gym. Run three miles a day. Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Stop (fill in the blank). NONE of those things are gonna happen. Oh, they may happen for a week or three, and then it’s back to the old groove. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Reading and cooking with a famous Mississippi playwright is fun

In my family, books flow back and forth as gifts for various occasions, and we usually read the books before giving them away. That means you have to be careful and keep the book in its clean, brand-new condition (or you’ll get called out on it). This Christmas I received Dinner with Tennessee Williams, a […] [...]

Xfinity adding access spots throughout Jackson as part of multimillion dollar investment

by Published: January 9,2015

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By Lisa Monti They’re everywhere and growing. Networks of public WiFi hotspots keep the Internet-loving public connected while we eat lunch, shop, sip coffee and relax on a park bench. Service providers say they have done everything possible to make the connection safe but advise users never to let their guard down so personal information […] [...]

Ole Miss defense faces vaunted TCU offense in Peach Bowl

by Published: December 31,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Peach Bowl, sports

No. 6 TCU (11-1) vs. No. 9 OLE MISS (9-3), 11:30 a.m. CST (ESPN) Line: TCU by 3½ Payout: $3,967,500 (ACC) $2,932,500 (SEC) Series Record: Ole Miss leads 5-1 WHAT’S AT STAKE TCU will look for its fifth win against a ranked opponent, including its third against a top 10 team. The Horned Frogs want to make […] [...]

Corinth becomes fourth Mississippi city to qualify for C Spire’s fiber to the home

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: C Spire, Corinth, Fiber to the Home, Internet, Mississippi

CORINTH — Corinth, long known as the “Crossroads” city of the South, may soon become famous for being one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities. The Alcorn County town in northeastern Mississippi qualified its first area this week for C Spire’s historic 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, offering 100 times faster […] [...]

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. reports second quarter fiscal 2015 results

by Published: December 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Cal-Maine, eggs, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced results for the second quarter and six months ended November 29, 2014. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were $378.6 million, a 6.9 percent increase compared with net sales of $354.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. The Company reported net income of $36.6 […] [...]

Tate Reeves uninjured during car wreck

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Tate Reeves

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was in a automobile accident in Covington County today. “I can confirm that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was involved in a traffic accident today on Highway 49 in Collins,” his spokeswoman Laura Hipp said. “Lt. Gov. Reeves was a passenger in a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle and neither he nor his […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Bryant should make change and quit shirking responsibility

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

People keep telling me that I am bald. What’s the deal? Why can’t they accentuate the positives? I have hair, just not all over my head. That is kind of what I feel like Gov. Phil Bryant was saying when he was talking to business people in Southaven this week. “Accentuate the positives while accepting […] [...]

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