Posts Tagged ‘Trent Lott’

Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have […] [...]

C Spire Wireless celebrates quarter century of telecommunications

It was 1988 —the year of denim jackets, Rick Astley, “Roseanne” and a new telephone company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While C Spire Wireless founders Jimmy and Wade Creekmore had been in the telephone business since the 1940s, the company then known as Cellular South began on Feb. 4, 1988 as a player in […] [...]

Mississippi’s C Spire Wireless celebrates 25th anniversary

by Stephen McDill Published: February 4,2013

Tags: Archie Manning, C Spire Wireless, Cellular South, telecommunications, Trent Lott, wireless provider

Its been 25 years since former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as […] [...]

Ex-Sen. Trent Lott backing Romney for president

BILOXI — Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi says he’s supporting fellow Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Lott says that he’s been looking at the GOP field. He thinks Romney can appeal to independents and would have the best chance to win. Finance reports released Oct. 14 show the New Republican […] [...]

Lott named to board

by MBJ Staff Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Camgian Microsystems Corporation, Trent Lott

The board of directors of Camgian Microsystems Corporation has appointed former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi as an independent director of the firm. Lott’s appointment expands Camgian’s board to four directors. “Sen. Lott’s significant experience and valuable perspective on business and government will be a tremendous asset for Camgian as we build our brand […] [...]

USM Oil Spill Study

by Stephen McDill Published: January 31,2011

Tags: BP oil spill, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Southern Miss, tar balls, Trent Lott, USM

HATTIESBURG- Brian Richard, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at Southern Miss, talks with MBJ-TV about his ongoing study of the economic impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. [...]

Meridian hires lobbyists to work in D.C.

by Associated Press Published: December 23,2010

Tags: lobbyists, Patton Boggs LLC, Trent Lott

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian has hired a lobbying firm to represent its interests in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott is a senior counsel for Patton Boggs LLC, based in Washington. Patton Boggs acquired the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group in July. The Meridian City Council approved the contract this week. Mayor Cheri Barry tells […] [...]

U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region. [...]

Southern Entrepreneurship Program

HATTIESBURG — MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill travels to Hattiesburg to visit with highschoolers gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi to compete for top honors in the Statewide Business Plan Competition for 2010. [...]

USM to dedicate new Trent Lott Center

by Wally Northway Published: March 4,2010

Tags: economic development, education, higher education, Trent Lott, USM

HATTIESBURG — A new facility, to be dedicated tomorrow at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will serve as the hub of academic and outreach efforts for the institution’s ongoing focus on economic advancement. A dedication ceremony for the newly completed Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship is set for […] [...]

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