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LIQUIDITY — Hybrid Plastics expanding after developing new product line

by Published: July 17,2014

Tags: Business, Hybrid Plastics, Mississippi, plastics, technology

A decade ago when Hybrid Plastics announced it was relocating from California to Hattiesburg, the company proved it was not afraid to go its own way. Several national media outlets reported the move would be Hybrid’s demise. However, Hybrid quickly silenced the critics, finding a wide, global market for its solid polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane molecules […] [...]

It’s summer — party time! A list of Mississippi festivals

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, festivals, food, Mississippi, music

» The Oxford Blues Festival is certainly not the only event scheduled this summer. Local culture, food, music, art and more will be offered across the state this month and into August. “Throughout the summer, communities host festivals and fairs that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of our state’s culture and invite residents and […] [...]

EATING UP THE BLUES — 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival adds food to the lineup

Darryl Parker, organizer of the 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival, recently received some inspiration — and validation — on a lonely stretch of Mississippi highway. “I was traveling along when I saw a van full of people that had pulled off of the side of the road,” Parker remembered. “The folks had stopped at a […] [...]

The law, running and charity — John Dollarhide counts JYL award as highest honor

John Dollarhide won his share of awards as a college student at two institutions of higher learning, but the young attorney with Ridgeland-based Butler | Snow especially cherishes his latest recognition. The Jackson Young Lawyers Association (JYL) recently presented Dollarhide with its Outstanding Service Award. He was singled out specifically for his work to promote […] [...]

Chikungunya — the next West Nile?

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, mosquitos, West Nile

Earlier this month, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported the first-ever confirmed case of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) in the state of Mississippi. Chikungunya produces similar symptoms to the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, and like West Nile can be fatal. So, is Mississippi facing another West Nile-like epidemic threat? MSDH says “no” […] [...]

The next transition — Phil Hardwick leaving the Stennis Institute

Few people can match Phil Hardwick’s resume when it comes to diversity. Over his career, Hardwick has been a clerk, soldier, law enforcement officer, investigator, real estate consultant, author/columnist, community and economic developer and educator/trainer. On Sept. 1, Hardwick will begin yet another chapter in his eclectic career after stepping down as coordinator of capacity […] [...]

The Blues and higher education — Delta State launches the International Delta Blues Project

While the debate continues over the location of “The Crossroads” where legend has it that Robert Johnson made a pact with devil to become the greatest bluesman ever, Delta State University is looking to solidify the city of Cleveland as the place where the blues and academia intersect. DSU recently announced the establishment of the […] [...]

More than 19,000 absentee ballot requests made for runoff elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Statewide Election Management System, 19,144 absentee ballots had been requested as of 9 a.m. yesterday for runoff primary elections being conducted today. This compares to 18,036 total absentee ballots requested in the June 3 Democratic Party and Republican Party primary elections. “Mississippians across the state realize the importance of […] [...]

Technology Solutions Group open for business

by Published: June 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

Health care providers and businesses across Mississippi and the nation now have a new option when choosing a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance service firm. Technology Solutions Group (TSG) has formed in Jackson, offering compliance services to meet the security policy standards set forth by the HIPAA. TSG, headquartered at 236 East […] [...]

Cochran reaches out to unions, blacks for runoff votes

WASHINGTON — Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters — two groups that traditionally support Democrats. But he risks a backlash from conservatives ready to support his opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Even as Cochran is running […] [...]

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