March 27, 2015

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Gulfport buys Ingalls facility for $32 million

GULFPORT— The Board of Commissioners for the Mississippi State Port Authority has approved the purchase for $32 million a Huntington Ingalls Gulfport facility located about five miles inland. The acquisition is part of a long-range plan to develop an inland port as an extension of the Port of Gulfport, the authority said Friday in a news release. The […]

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March 27, 2015

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Mississippians have $9M in unclaimed 2011 tax refunds

JACKSON — More than 11,000 Mississippians have more than $9 million in federal tax refunds awaiting them for the 2011 tax year. However, the one catch is that the individuals must file a tax return for the 2011 year by April 15 of this year, says IRS spokesman Mark Green of Atlanta. The IRS estimates […]

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March 27, 2015

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Jackson mayor declares infrastructure emergency

JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has signed an emergency declaration for Jackson’s infrastructure system. Thursday’s state of emergency declaration allows leeway in the bidding process with purchasing, engineering and other work and may lead to an influx of federal funds to assist with repairs. Yarber met with Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives of the […]

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March 27, 2015

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The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?

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In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal published a story about Democratic strategist Jere Nash sending an email to Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan. In the email, which was included in the court file of James Hahn’s lawsuit against the Delta Health Alliance, Nash discusses ways to bring some combination of public and social embarrassment […]

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March 26, 2015

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Biloxi Shuckers announce radio network;WGCM AM-1240 is flagship

The Biloxi Shuckers Thursday unveiled the “Shuckers Radio Network” with Coast Radio and WGCM AM-1240 as the Class AA team’s flagship radio station. The radio network will provide Shuckers baseball coverage to a number of stations throughout Mississippi. WGCM will serve as the hub for each broadcast, airing all 140 games during the 2015 season. “We are […]

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March 26, 2015

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Bower Foundation supports Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones

The Bower Foundation is in support of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones. The Bower Foundation CEO, Anne Travis, said their organization has invested over $9 million during Jones’ tenure. The money has backed up the mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to provide medical care to all Mississippians and a health and wellness […]

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March 25, 2015

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Stennis Institute of Government removes ‘interim’ from French’s director title

STARKVILLE, Miss.— P. Edward “Eddie” French has been named executive director of the Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development after a year as interim leader. Professor French, a Virginia native who also teaches in MSU’s political science and public administration department, said in his year at the Stennis Institute […]

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March 25, 2015

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Georgia legislation sets stage for eventual casino resort legalization

Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The measures, both by Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, would generate $250 million a year to support the HOPE scholarship, according to a briefing paper obtained by […]

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March 24, 2015

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Agriculture Commissioner tries to protect grain sorghum producers

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith announced approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on grain sorghum in Mississippi. This specific exemption will aid in controlling the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which is a destructive pest that can cause damage to the […]

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March 23, 2015

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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

No contract renewal for UM Chancellor Dan Jones.

JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract. The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson. Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie […]

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