Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Judge: Oil, gas firms not liable for La. coastal erosion

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed a New Orleans-area levee authority’s lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with destroying Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The lawsuit was filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East in 2013 against nearly 100 oil and gas companies over damage they allegedly caused to Louisiana’s wetlands. The authority is […] [...]

MIST sessions could open door to federal contracts

Small business owners who want to tap into government contracting may be put off by the rules and red tape that confront them. Even those who have experience in the competitive contracting arena can be confounded by the layers of regulations. Fortunately for business owners who want to get work from the government now have […] [...]

HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER — Keeping companies’ banks united provides advantages for large and small

Put simply, bank holding companies own one or more banks, but don’t engage in banking themselves. And although BHCs involve legal complexities and regulatory considerations, BHCs are favored by many banks because they provide more flexibility in raising capital and more liquidity for shareholders. BHCs are favored by both large and small banks. “It is […] [...]

Justices must act fast if gay marriage to be settled in June

WASHINGTON — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June. They might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference Friday if they want to resolve the legal debate over […] [...]

First NBC Bank buying State-Investors Bank for about $51M

by Published: December 31,2014

Tags: Business, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans, NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — First NBC Bank Holding Co. says it’s buying State-Investors Bank and expects to pay about $51 million to stockholders of State Investors Bancorp Inc. A news release says First NBC expects to pay about $49 million for 2.3 million shares of stock and about $2 million for 221,600 stock options outstanding as […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK — The value of corporate headquarters to communities

For many people, growing up in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950’s and ’60’s meant banking at Deposit Guaranty, buying groceries at Jitney Jungle and shopping for clothing at McRae’s. Today, those homegrown local businesses are no longer wearing the same names as a result of being acquired by even bigger businesses. Not only did the […] [...]

Grambling State University hires Clarence Lavon Hayes

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: Business, education, Louisiana, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Grambling State University has hired Clarence Lavon Hayes, a graduation coach from Clarksdale High School, as its new director of admissions and recruitment. Hayes has more than 16 years of education experience at Jackson State University, Hinds Community College, Coahoma Community College and the Clarksdale Municipal School District. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from […] [...]

Carter Church — Being a Carnival designer is a year-long occupation

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, Mississippi, New Orleans

Carter Church’s talents as a costume designer keep him busy working with Carnival krewes in Mississippi and Louisiana all year long. “I’ve always enjoyed Mardi Gras,” the Jackson-born and New Orleans-raised Church said. “It’s a fun time, and it’s fun to watch somebody transformed from one life to somebody else.” But the creative demands under […] [...]

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