Posts Tagged ‘Memphis’

Greg Jumper promoted to managing parter of ABC Supply Company

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, Memphis, Mississippi

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has promoted Greg Jumper, manager of its branch in Memphis, to managing partner. A resident of New Albany, Jumper has managed the branch since 2010. As a managing partner, he continues to oversee the branch while taking on additional responsibilities. Jumper has been named to ABC Supply’s National Branch Advisory Board, […] [...]

Airlines take flights — Decisions on adding and subtracting routes ‘the secret recipe of our industry’

In its 50 years of operation, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, has seen flights and airlines come and go. Delta dropped its service to Memphis earlier this year and most recently Southwest Airlines said it is going to discontinue its Jackson-Baltimore service. “We anticipate a dropoff in passenger load as well,” said Rene Woodward, chief […] [...]

Metcalfe mayor pleads not guilty in teacher test-cheating scheme

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has pleaded not guilty to charges for his alleged role in a scheme run by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15-year period. Metcalfe Mayor Corey Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He remains free on his own recognizance. No trial […] [...]

American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by […] [...]

Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are […] [...]

Okolona weighs options on topless club, named Chocolate City Bar and Grill

OKOLONA — The city of Okolona has placed a 60-day moratorium on nightclubs while it mulls a permit request from a Nettleton businessman to open a topless bar. Rodney Shumpert has applied for a privilege license to open the Chocolate City Bar & Grill. He plans to topless dancing, food and alcohol. “I am looking […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mississippi Delta worse off after eight years of Gov. Barbour

The Mississippi Delta continues to flounder as unemployment figures average around 18 percent for the 12 counties between Vicksburg and Memphis. Yet, there have been many jobs announcements in the years of the Barbour administration, but very few have had anything to do with the Mississippi Delta. In this latest barrage of economic development announcements, […] [...]

Miss. economic head: No politics in site selection

By SHELIA BYRD JACKSON — Lawmakers are asking the head of Mississippi’s economic development agency why the Delta and the southwestern part of the state are often overlooked for major industrial projects. Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee last Tuesday that industries have […] [...]

New Le Bonheur children’s hospital opens

by Published: December 6,2010

Tags: Memphis

MEMPHIS — Doctors and nurses at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Saturday started moving patients into a new facility that promises to bring technologically advanced medical care to children in the mid-South region. Le Bonheur officials plan to move 181 patients from the existing hospital to their new facility over the next few days. More […] [...]

Education alumni receive awards

The Delta State University College of Education recently held an awards luncheon to recognize five outstanding education alumni. They are: (seated from left), Sen. Robert M. Dearing from Natchez; Kimberly Kilpatrick from Memphis, Tenn.; Dr. Robin Wilbourn Lee from Murfreesboro, Tenn.; (standing from left) Dr. Dorothy Lynn Prestwich from Clarksdale; and, Dr. Jacquelyn C. Thigpen […] [...]

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