Posts Tagged ‘Business’

BILL CRAWFORD — Mississippi’s thin racial veneer

by Published: February 22,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Racism

Race persists as a predominant part of Mississippi life. There are the disparities revealed by objective facts:   Most Republicans are white. Most African-Americans are Democrats. All statewide elected officials are white. Most prison inmates are black. Most wealthy Mississippians, business owners, bank executives, physicians, and plant managers are white. Most poverty-level Mississippians and non-elderly […] [...]

(UPDATED — BREAKING NEWS) American Specialty Alloys won’t locate $1.2B mill in Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY American Specialty Alloys, a startup aluminum manufacturer that had been in negotiations with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Golden Triangle development agency since last spring, announced late Friday it has signed a deal with the state of Louisiana to build a $1.2 billion mill in Pineville, which is adjacent to Alexandria […] [...]

Hood wants some of $46 million of suit settlements earmarked for mentally ill

by Published: February 21,2015

Tags: Business, Jim Hood, Legal Affairs, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

Call it a sharing of the spoils of war at an opportune time.. Just as he qualifies for a reelection bid, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is handing over around $46 million to Gov. Phil Bryant and the Legislature from legal settlements obtained from the likes of Standard & Poor’s, Merck & Co., HSBC Bank […] [...]

State to study separate district for troubled schools

JACKSON — The State Board of Education is likely to study a new plan to create a separate statewide school district in Mississippi to take over troubled schools and school districts. The board discussed the study Thursday in a work session where frustration boiled over about the state’s inability to turn around schools and what […] [...]

TVA sets record demand for February

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Tennessee, TVA, winter

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February. TVA says the power demand hit an estimated 32,129 megawatts at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday. At that time, average temperatures in its coverage area hovered around 7 degrees. The previous record for February […] [...]

Tallahatchie River bridge to honor veterans

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces. Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The Oxford Eagle […] [...]

Lett to retire from Mississippi broadcasters association

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: broadcasters, Business, jackie Lett, Karla Hooten, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Jackie Lett, president of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, is retiring after leading the trade group for 30 years. Lett has headed the association that serves the state’s television and radio stations since 1984. MAB was founded in 1941. Karla Hooten has been named the association’s incoming president. She joined MAB in 2007 […] [...]

62 trees going down, store, 57 trees going up in Biloxi

BILOXI — Sixty-two protected trees in north Biloxi are coming down for construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store. After the store is built, Wal-Mart will plant 57 trees to replace those lost. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi Planning Commission on Thursday approved a plan to develop a vacant 5-acre lot. No one objected to […] [...]

Preliminary hearing set in Stone Co. murder-for-hire case

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Wiggins

WIGGINS — A preliminary hearing is set for March 18 for three people arrested in a Ramsey Springs murder-for-hire killing, one of whom is the wife of the slain businessman. The hearing will be before Stone County Justice Court Judge Ricky Farmer. Jody Robert Parks, 21, is charged with capital murder in the Jan. 24 […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER — Turn ideas into ACTION to have a GREAT Year

by Published: February 19,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, gitomer, Mississippi, PR

Everyone wants to have a great year, and many start with a flurry. Problem is that many can’t keep up the momentum or maintain the dedication to make “great” a reality. The health clubs and gyms are already less crowded. Last week I posted my list of 21.5 things to do so that you can […] [...]

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