Archive | April, 2012

Hancock’s 1Q earnings to be reported April 26

April 11, 2012

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Hancock Holding Co., parent of Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank, will announce first quarter 2012 financial results on April 26 after the market closes. Management will host a conference call for analysts and investors at 9 a.m. Central Time on Friday, April 27 to review the results. A live listen-only webcast of the call will […]

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After over decade of study, Corps endorses deepening Savannah’s port

April 11, 2012

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The Port of Savannah’s chances for sharing in an expected massive increase in ocean shipping through an expanded Panama Canal received a huge boost Wednesday morning after the Army Corps of Engineers gave a greenlight to deepening the port’s shipping channel. The announcement ends a 14-year wait by the Georgia Ports Authority for permission to […]

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Bailey retiring as MDCC president

April 11, 2012

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MOORHEAD — Mississippi Delta Community College’s president is stepping down May 31 after 11 years of leading the two-year school. Larry Bailey announced his retirement in an email to employees Monday. He said retirement will allow him to spend more time with his family and to pursue other goals. Bailey has spent 19 years at […]

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Mississippi man named dean of Missouri Law School

April 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — An associate dean at the University of Mississippi has been named dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Law. Missouri Provost Brian Foster announced April 9 that Gary Myers will take the reins from L. Lawrence Dessem as dean of the law school, beginning Aug. 15. “Gary Myers comes to MU […]

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REILY: Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious

April 10, 2012

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A story released by Mississippi State University blames the media for the shadow cast over lean, finely textured beef, which has been more commonly referred to as pink slime. An MSU meat scientist, Byron Williams, describes recent media reports as “irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground […]

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MDA’s asset project seeks to detail uniqueness of state’s communities

April 9, 2012

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The Asset Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched an interactive website, http://assetmap.mississippi.org, to showcase unique assets found in communities throughout Mississippi. The website pinpoints historic sites, unique businesses, tourist attractions and natural resources found in communities that have undergone MDA’s asset mapping process. The website also highlights markers found along the […]

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(VIDEO) Inside Pearl River Glass

April 9, 2012

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Andrew Young gives a tour of Pearl River Glass Studio, a fine arts enclave in the Millsaps neighborhood in downtown Jackson. PRG is famous for its stain glass window work in churches, offices and government buildings throughout Mississippi.

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Cathead Launches Honeysuckle Vodka

April 6, 2012

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The first legal distilled spirit in the state of Mississippi, Cathead Vodka, has launched Cathead Honeysuckle flavored vodka, new to the U.S. market. Cathead Honeysuckle will hit shelves throughout the South later this spring and the company says, “it is a unique, southern-crafted spirit made from all-natural ingredients.” From press release: Produced by Bottle Tree […]

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

April 5, 2012

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Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works […]

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 4, 2012

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Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has […]

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