Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Bath awarded $21M contract for destroyers

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Ingalls, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS

BATH, Maine — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $21 million contract to continue work on a class of U.S. Navy destroyers. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said in a statement Thursday night that it was a modification of a previously awarded contract for construction of DDG 51 destroyers. Pingree said the shipyard was already […] [...]

DORSEY CARSON: Let’s do the simple but hard thing on infrastructure

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

As I walk door-to-door through neighborhoods during our campaign for Jackson City Council, there is one thing strikes me over and over: the vast quantity of treated water that I see running down our curbs, flooding our streets, and overloading our already-stressed sewer system.  To date, the solution to our water problems being proposed by […] [...]

Tay’s Barbecue grows its family-style restaurant, catering business in Pascagoula

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS

By Tammy Leytham It’s not the sauce that holds the secret to Tay’s Barbecue. It’s the dry rub. It’s a recipe passed to Ramsay Taylor from his grandfather, Millard, who started the first Tay’s Barbecue after World War II in Columbia, Miss. Ramsay Taylor re-started the family business after graduating from Ole Miss in 2000. […] [...]

Coming soon: 200 Wi-Fi hotspots around Metro Jackson

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Comcast, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

Here’s yet another reason not to leave home without your mobile device: Comcast is setting up a half dozen outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in Jackson area parks and town squares this month as part of a cyber connection effort that will create 200 access points in public spaces throughout the metro region the first three months […] [...]

Dems offer alternative plan for Miss. FY16 budget

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, Democrats, GOP, Legislature, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are offering their own budget proposal that they say would pump more money into education. Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory and Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson released the plan on behalf of their colleagues Thursday. It came two days after the Republican-led Joint Legislative Budget Committee released its […] [...]

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala announced

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mississippi Fair Commission Executive Director Rick Reno will step back in time through half a century of the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River at the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show 50th Anniversary Gala. The event will take place on February 10 at the Mississippi Trade […] [...]

Ridgeland first Mississippi city to qualify five areas for new fiber plan

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fifth area of the city of Ridgeland this week – helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet service and related super HD TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Ann Smith fiberhood, […] [...]

National Report: Mississippi ranks 16th in protecting kids from tobacco

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, smoking

WASHINGTON — Mississippi ranks 16th in the country in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to […] [...]

Miss. regulators OK small Entergy rate increase

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Entergy, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission is approving a new rate plan for Entergy, Mississippi’s largest private electrical utility. Commissioners voted unanimously for the plan Thursday. It will take effect with February bills. The plan increases overall rates by $16.2 million a year. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would […] [...]

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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