Archive | January, 2012

Mississippi refreshes state website

January 25, 2012

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The Governor’s Office has just announced that the official state website (ms.gov) has received a well-deserved touch-up. Enjoying the first overhaul in more than a decade, MS.gov was relaunched today with live chat capabilities, user-friendly tabs and a full array of social media platforms. The site will reportedly serve as a gateway to official partner sites, […]

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Trent Lott Endorses Mitt Romney

January 25, 2012

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Former U.S. senator Trent Lott more than hinted at a Mitt Romney alignment in a video interview posted today by CBSNews.com. The Pascagoula native said he would back Romney over his Republican rivals because the former Massachusetts governor stands the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. Recent polling show Romney in a […]

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Prentiss lands precast concrete plant, 40 jobs

January 25, 2012

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Prentiss will gain 40 jobs when precast concrete products manufacturer Foley Products Co. opens a plant in the Jefferson Davis County city later this year. The project represents a company investment of more than $7 million, officials said. The company’s new Prentiss location will enable the company to better serve its customers and allow for […]

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Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs coming to Jackson

January 24, 2012

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Startup Weekend Jackson to be held Feb. 10-12 at Millsaps College Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour, high-energy event powered by the Kauffman Foundation that operates worldwide and brings together like-minded entrepreneurs for a weekend of company creation. As a nonprofit program, it is designed to build entrepreneurial communities and promote collaboration among entrepreneurs, programmers, […]

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“The Help” Earns Oscar Nod

January 24, 2012

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The 84th Academy Awards on ABC can count on a likely higher viewing audience from the Magnolia State this year. Oscar’s 2012 picks for Best Picture include  “The Help”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett. The story of black and white women growing up in 1960′s Mississippi […]

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Facebook tops new list of America’s ‘Most Hated’ companies

January 23, 2012

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It’s a challenge for a business to get people to hate it when it’s giving its product away but Facebook has managed to do just that, topping a list of the Ten Most Hated Companies in America. In compiling the list, 24-7 Wall St., a Website for analysis and commentary for U.S. and global equity […]

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Sam Gore honored with lifetime achievement award

January 23, 2012

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The Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters will honor Mississippi artist Sam Gore with a lifetime achievement award on June 9. Gore, 85, has been sculpting and teaching art at Mississippi College for more than 60 years. “I’m like a turtle on a fence post. I didn’t get there by myself. I have been blessed […]

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Wanted: Replacement for Parkway’s downtown leadership

January 22, 2012

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The coming departure of Parkway Properties from Jackson leaves a leadership void for downtown causes, says Ben Allen, president of the Downtown Jackson Partners, a public-private partnership created to promote and facilitate downtown’s revitalization. Parkway’s executive corps brought a “care factor” that will be hard to replace, Allen said. “As far a losing the emotional […]

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Clarksdale’s new fixed-up look has a familiar face

January 22, 2012

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Ten years after setting out to add a spark to downtown Clarksdale’s revitalization with the opening of the Madidi restaurant and Ground Zero Blues Club, Bill Luckett likes what he sees. “I’m very excited. There’s a lot of development of downtown Clarksdale going on now,” says Luckett, who figures he and business partner Morgan Freeman, […]

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Luckett, Freeman reach crossroads, decide to sell Clarksdale’s Madidi

January 22, 2012

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Lawyer Bill Luckett and actor Morgan Freeman have decided to end their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, a fine dining establishment that joined with Luckett and Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club to help make the Delta town a destination for visitors seeking a taste of Mississippi’s blues heritage. Other commitments have been […]

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