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MBJ Marketplace Activity Aisle to entertain again this year

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, Trade Mart

The Activity Aisle at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Marketplace was so popular the first year that it has been scheduled again this year. Back again this year is the opportunity to have a caricature drawn by one of the state’s top cartoonists, Ricky Nobile. The editorial cartoonist for the MBJ and 35 other Mississippi […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

Report: Mississippi has worst child poverty rate in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Children’s Defense Fund analysis of new 2013 state data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals child poverty rates remain at record high levels, and Mississippi leads the nation in impoverished children. Children are the poorest age group, and the poorest are children of color and those under 6, according to […] [...]

Supreme Court to mull removing justice court judge

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider whether to remove a Lee County justice court judge from office. The state Commission on Judicial Performance filed a document with the high court Wednesday, recommending the removal of Judge Rickey Thompson. Thompson could not immediately be reached yesterday, and it was not immediately clear how soon […] [...]

Mississippi River mayors announce ‘seed money’ for waterfront developments

NEW ORLEANS — A new fund will help provide seed money for sustainable waterfront development in cities and towns along the Mississippi River, the mayor of Dubuque, Iowa, said yesterday. Roy Buol is co-chair of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, which consists of mayors of 65 riverfront cities and towns in 10 states, […] [...]

Former state Sen. Scoper dies of cancer at 81

LAUREL — Former Mississippi state Sen. Vince Scoper of Laurel has died of esophageal cancer. He was 81. He died Sunday, and a funeral was held yesterday at First Baptist Church in Laurel. Scoper served the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1972 to 1980, and was among the first Republicans elected to that chamber since […] [...]

Ag commissioners petition for withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. Rule

JACKSON — At the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), NASDA members, which include Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith, unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule. The action item, submitted […] [...]

Court of Appeals upholds judge’s tossing of defamation case over book

JACKSON — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has agreed with a judge’s rejection of defamation claims that an FBI agent made in a lawsuit against authors of a book about a judicial bribery case. The appeals court issued its ruling Tuesday. In December 2010, FBI agent Hal Neilson sued authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange […] [...]

USM breaks ground for new College of Nursing facility

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, students and administrators were joined by state dignitaries and university supporters Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall, the future home of USM’s College of Nursing. Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at Southern Miss, said, “This has been an eight-year journey. I […] [...]

Vicksburg mayor marries during lunch break

VICKSBURG — When noon rolls around, most people eat, exercise or run errands. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. used a recent lunch hour to get married. The Vicksburg Post reports that about 20 people attended the small wedding Monday at Triumph Church. Flaggs married Valencia Renee Jones, who works for the U.S. Army Corps of […] [...]

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