Archive | April, 2012

Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi

April 18, 2012

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Former secretary of state and national security adviser Dr. Condoleeza Rice stopped at Mississippi College yesterday to visit with students and attend a fundraising dinner. The nation’s chief diplomat under President George W. Bush talked about her early interest and work on Soviet-American relations and the complex relationship the U.S. maintained with Russia following the […]

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Jackson Women’s Health: “The governor doesn’t have a uterus”

April 17, 2012

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Betty Thompson, spokesperson for the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, has sounded off on Gov. Bryant’s recent signing of a bill that would further regulate abortion in the state. “The governor doesn’t have a uterus,” Thompson told the MBJ on Tuesday. “I like the governor fine but he’s not a woman. They want to push […]

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More jobs for Adams County?

April 17, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority has scheduled an “economic development announcement” for tomorrow morning at the Broadway Street gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River in Natchez. Gov. Bryant will be in attendance. Natchez Inc. executive director Chandler Russ wouldn’t share details about the deal with the Natchez Democrat but said the company involved had finalized agreements to bring […]

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Delta agrees to out seat belts on baggage vehicles after worker fatality

April 16, 2012

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A workplace death has led the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to force Delta Air Lines to provide seat belts to protect workers who operate baggage handling vehicles. The agreement covers approximately 90 of the Atlanta-based company’s airport sites that fall under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction, as well as 16,000 Delta employees and […]

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AG Reaches Settlement in Beef Plant Litigation

April 16, 2012

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Mississippi has settled its lawsuit against the Facility Group for negligence regarding the design and completion of the failed beef plant project, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Full release from Attorney General Hood’s office: The Attorney General’s Office has recovered for the State $3,965,000, which is the maximum possible recovery available under the Facility […]

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History and health will be a big part of Cleveland mission at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 16, 2012

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Rick Cleveland and Michael Rubenstein shared one thing in common- a love for Mississippi sports history. With Cleveland as sports writer for the Clarion-Ledger and Rubenstein as sports reporter and anchor for WLBT TV-3, both men saw their fair share of some of that history “He was competition,” Cleveland told the MBJ in a video […]

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Regulators pressure Natchez’ Britton & Koontz on risky loan volume

April 16, 2012

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Natchez-based Britton & Koontz Bank has signed a written agreement with a federal bank regulator to reduce the high level of credit risk at the bank. The more than 150-year-old nationally –chartered bank signed the order with the Office of Comptroller of Currency on Feb. 21, according to a stock filing by holding company Britton […]

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Song by Legendary Mavis Staples takes shots at Tea Party, ‘birthers’ at MEC annual meeting

April 12, 2012

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Mississippi blues singer Mavis Staples mixed her music and strong political opinions into a song that directed her disappointment at people “who disrespect our president” by saying he’s not from here. Then she talked about people who are mixing up the Kool Aid but it’s coming out tea. Whatever party they’re having, she has not […]

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Innovative business ideas to take stage at Tech Alliance’s Venture Challenge

April 12, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will present the Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge May 22 at the Jackson Convention Complex. The New Venture Challenge is a business plan competition that provides an opportunity for aspiring innovators and technology entrepreneurs to pitch their business plan in a rapid-fire format to a panel of angel investors […]

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Senate OKs charter schools funded by school district dollars

April 11, 2012

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The Mississippi Senate Wednesday passed legislation to allow public charter schools to operate in the state, though each school opened must receive approval from a newly created independent commission. Under the measure approved by the Senate, local schools districts will have to find the charter schools, though federal and sate dollars the districts receive can […]

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