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DAVID DALLAS — Hot for Havana

Last week President Obama made smoking a Cuban cigar a little less glamorous. After 50 years of sanctions, embargoes, a failed invasion, and over a hundred assignation attempts on Fidel “the Beard” Castro – a man that even Mother Nature had some difficulty taking out – President Obama has officially thrown in the towel. Now, […] [...]

Record soybean yield is valued at $1.17 billion

A potentially record-setting production year made soybeans a billion dollar crop and Mississippi’s third-largest agricultural commodity in 2014. Trent Irby, soybean specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said soybeans are expected to yield a record average of 52 bushels an acre.  “Overall, we had a really good year for soybean production,” Irby said. […] [...]

Short supplies, high demand boost cattle producer profits

Mississippi’s beef cattle producers just experienced the best year in history, and 2015 looks equally promising. Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist John Michael Riley said droughts in cattle-producing states, especially in 2012, resulted in tighter supplies, while consumer demand for beef has remained strong. “Each producer has one question to ask before buying […] [...]

Baptist Golden Triangle approved for renovations

by Published: December 22,2014

Tags: Business, Columbus, Golden Triangle, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has won state approval for part of a planned overhaul. The Mississippi State Department of Health said in a news release that it has approved a certificate of need allowing the Columbus hospital to move its pharmacy, enlarge an existing operating room and build space for a satellite pharmacy […] [...]

Clinton office complex sold for $20.5 million

CLINTON — The Hertz Investment Group is adding to its dominant position in the metro Jackson office market. Hertz, based in Santa Monica, California, announced Friday that it has purchased the South Pointe Business Park in Clinton for $20.5 million. The 400,000 square-foot complex just south of Interstate 20 was built in 1996 as the […] [...]

State certifies school referendum for 2015 ballot

by Published: December 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, funding, Mississippi, money, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Voters in November 2015 will decide a referendum to write a funding guarantee for “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” into Mississippi’s constitution. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Friday that of 121,691 signatures supporters submitted in October, 116,570 are of valid, registered voters. That’s 9,000 more than the 107,216 […] [...]

Comstock quits Tuscaloosa play on falling prices

MCCOMB — A second oil company is stopping drilling in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale because of falling oil prices. Comstock Resources, based in Frisco, Texas, said Thursday that it would stop drilling in the oil region, which straddles the state line between southwest Mississippi and Louisiana’s Florida Parishes. “Comstock has released its rig in the […] [...]

Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case

by Published: December 19,2014

Tags: Business, crime, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — An orthopedic surgeon on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been sentenced to 75 months in prison for a tax evasion conviction. The U.S. attorney’s office says 50-year-old Dr. Timothy Dale Jackson of Pass Christian was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden. The judge also imposed a $12,500 fine and ordered Jackson […] [...]

Jindal raises money for Tate Reeves

by Published: December 19,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, Politics

GULFPORT — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi’s Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who’s seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves’ fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250 to $2,500. The Advocate reports that […] [...]

December 19th Digital Edition

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