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Commission offers online applications for first time

JACKSON — The Mississippi Athletic Commission recently released online applications for sports licenses and event permits. It is the first-ever online service launched by the Commission. “These convenient online services enable citizens to securely purchase a license or an event permit in a few quick and easy steps,” said Jon Lewis, Mississippi Athletic Commission chairman. […] [...]

Local teen’s petition changes how PepsiCo makes Gatorade

HATTIESBURG — When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient. “I was like, ‘Whoa,’” said Sarah Kavanagh, a 16-year-old from […] [...]

Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file […] [...]

Virtual college to use Instructure’s Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately […] [...]

School district looking to boost Internet capacity

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Schools is looking to expand Internet capacity, partly to accommodate broader use of personal technology devices by students on the district’s 40-plus campuses. The Commercial Appeal reports  the subject arose during a discussion at a specially called school board meeting Wednesday to seek approval for soliciting proposals on Internet services. Board […] [...]

BBB issues national warning concerning local parts dealer

MERIDIAN — The Better Business Bureau has given a Meridian online auto parts dealer an “F” rating and warned consumers nationwide about the business. The BBB says in a news release that it has received 15 complaints in the past three months from consumers about CorvetteSouth. The company sells corvette parts and accessories online. The […] [...]

Silver Airways flights finally added to Delta’s website

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines’ website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville. Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday. Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and […] [...]

For first time ever, state’s CPAs can renew license online

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy has launched the first online service available for certified public accountants. CPAs can now renew their license online, saving time with a shorter, faster renewal process, the MSBPA says. The current license renewal period is now underway and concludes on Jan. 1, 2013. Licensed certified public […] [...]

MDA launches new tool to identify minority businesses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Mississippi Minority Business Registry, a resource for businesses and public entities looking for prospective suppliers or contractors that can meet their procurement needs. The new registry can be accessed online at www.mmbr.org. A component of MDA’s Diversity in Contracting initiative, which focuses on increasing minority- […] [...]

Technology cluster adds Google-certified company

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lime PI Digital, a Google-certified AdWords Partner, is the newest member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS), which is based at Stennis Space Center. Lime PI Digital’s main focus is on cloud-based marketing, organic search engine optimization, cost per click management, AdWords account management, search engine-friendly web design, data-driven web […] [...]

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