Archive | August, 2011

Hernando, Brandon are destination hometowns

August 16, 2011

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CNN Money has its list of the top 100 best places to live in America. Congrats to the Mississippi cities of Hernando and Brandon (this blogger’s hometown) that placed 79th and 89th, respectively. No other Mississippi cities were listed this year. The full list can be seen at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2011/.

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How many regional transmission organizations does it take to screw in a light bulb?

August 16, 2011

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Entergy Mississippi has announced intentions to join the Midwest Independent System Operators (MISO or ‘my-so’). Who is MISO and how will they help energy consumers in Mississippi?

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Miss. Building Blocks shows results

August 15, 2011

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Improving kids’ socio-emotional development Mississippi Building Blocks, a private business-funded early childhood education initiative, is in its second year and showing positive results, particularly in the area of socio-emotional development. MBB randomly selected 100 licensed child care centers from 15 counties across Mississippi to participate in the program that includes teacher mentoring and scholarships, classroom […]

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A different beat

August 12, 2011

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Asked if Studio 61 has met his expectations, Eric Fowler studied his coffee as he measured his answer. “I knew in my gut I could make it work,” said the laid back Fowler. He added with a wry smile, “I’ve spent everyday since the studio’s opening proving I was right.” Studio 61 has been a […]

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Creating a new economy

August 12, 2011

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Empty seats were at a premium Aug. 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex as hundreds gathered for the state’s first-ever Creative Economy Summit. Attendees came to learn more about the creative economy, what it is, where it is and how communities can grow it, adding jobs and enhancing their quality of life. The event, the […]

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Stop-and-go funding makes planning tough for Mississippi airport chiefs

August 12, 2011

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The refusal of Congress to go beyond short-hop funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has made uncertainty just another work challenge that the heads of Mississippi’s two major commercial airports must overcome. As one funding lapse ends another one appears on the horizon for Dirk Vanderleest at Jackson-Evers International Airport and Bruce Frallic at Gulfport-Biloxi […]

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King Ed Feelin’ the Blues

August 11, 2011

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Jackson’s new Hilton Garden Inn, formally known as the King Edward Hotel, earns its place on the legendary Mississippi Blues Trail. MBJ-TV was there to catch reaction from local political and business leaders including blues legend Dorothy Moore.

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Alabama hardball: Birmingham mayor wants private land for ballpark

August 10, 2011

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Baseball in the backyard is an American mainstay. But giving up your backyard for baseball? Birmingham Mayor William Bell is asking his City Council to endorse a plan to seize private property for building a new home for the Birmingham Barons, the city’s AA minor league baseball team that now plays at suburban Hoover’s Regions […]

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SOS Logs Eminent Domain Comments

August 10, 2011

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“Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons?” So asks the Mississippi Secretary of State’s official website. Referring to Initiative #31, a so-called “eminent domain reform” proposal that backers want on the November ballot, the SOS has a list of comments Mississippi voters have made […]

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Mississippi Public Companies List Online

August 10, 2011

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The Mississippi Business Journal’s list of Mississippi public companies is now available for sale at the following link. Excel copies are $10.00 USD. http://msbusiness.com/lists/?djoPage=bridge&djoPid=13711

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