Archive | May, 2012

Barksdale comments on Christensen appointment

May 15, 2012

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Upon announcing the appointment of Brent Christensen to the directorship of the Mississippi Development Authority, Gov. Phil Bryant recalled joking about the salary with current interim chief Jim Barksdale. “I told (Barksdale) I would double what Leland Speed was making,” Bryant said. “Leland was making a dollar a year.” The governor has an eye for […]

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MSU sustainability leader Jeremiah Dumas receives TVA ‘pioneer’ honor

May 15, 2012

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi State’s work to achieve a “greener” campus, as well as efforts of the university’s sustainability coordinator, are being recognized by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Jeremiah Dumas recently was named a “Campus Sustainability Pioneer” by TVA and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as part of the Green Power Switch Leadership Awards recognition […]

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Livingston Farmers Market launches its second season on May 17

May 15, 2012

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Livingston Farmers Market will commence for its second summer season at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Town of Livingston location at the corner of Highways 463 and 22 and every Thursday after that through Oct. 4. This Thursday, Mississippi artist Ellen Langford will be at the market with her palette of paints, an easel […]

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Tulane offering discount business workshops

May 15, 2012

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The Madison County campus of Tulane University is offering Friday business-related workshops for the month of June. The workshops will be  from 10:30am until 1:30pm.   June 1- Social Media Marketing June 8- Stress Management June 15- Web Page Design June 22- Introductory Photo Shop June 29-Emergency Management in the Workplace There is a $10 […]

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Legendary Elton John has Sept. 11 concert date in Jackson

May 14, 2012

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Rock icon Elton John is scheduled to play a concert at Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum, Tuesday, Sept. 11, a notice on the musician’s official website says. Public tickets for the 8 p.m. concert go on sale on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office, […]

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Pre-cast concrete supplier Foley begins work on Prentiss plant

May 14, 2012

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Pre-cast concrete supplier Foley Products Company broke ground Monday on a new 28,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Prentiss that will create 40 new jobs The Jefferson Davis County facility represents a $7 million investment by Foley Products. Foley says its move into Mississippi will help the company better serve its customers and allow for future growth. […]

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Community Trust Bank to break ground on 2 local centers

May 14, 2012

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Louisiana-based Community Trust Bank will break ground on banking centers in Flowood and Madison in late May, with openings for each scheduled for fourth quarter. Community Trust, which has 30 locations in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, will finish work on its new Ridgeland banking center by the end of summer, the bank says. The Flowood […]

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Churchill Mortgage makes Mississippi entry with Tupelo location

May 14, 2012

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Fast-growing Churchill Mortgage will celebrate the grand opening of its first Mississippi location with the grand opening of its Tupelo branch Thursday. The grand opening will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 339B East Main St., Suite 1. Churchill, a Nashville, Tenn., company that specializes in loan origination, processing and closing services, turns […]

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Tate Reeves on school consolidation

May 13, 2012

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves talks with MBJ video journalist Stephen McDill about school consolidation at the 2012 Delta Council meeting at Delta State University in Cleveland.

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Mississippi Realtors joining in DC rally to spotlight homeownership policies

May 10, 2012

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Realtors from Mississippi and elsewhere across the country will gather in front of the Washington Monument May 17 to express disappointment and frustration with federal home ownership policies. Dubbed “The Rally to Protect the American Dream,” the idea is to assemble a sea of 10,000 blue-shirted Realtors to push Congress and the White House to […]

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