Archive | June, 2012

National stats put Mississippi State 12th in campus crime

June 19, 2012

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The University of Pennsylvania and Mississippi State University may seem worlds apart, with one famous for ivy and the other for cowbells. But they share a mid ranking among the 25 most crime riddled college campuses in the nation based on 2008-2010 statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Universities The college with the […]

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Rolls-Royce begins work on new jet engine test center at Stennis

June 18, 2012

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Rolls-Royce broke ground Monday on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on the grounds of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. When fully operational, the coastal Mississippi facility is expected to create 35 skilled jobs. James M. Guyette, chairman, president & CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, said […]

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Carter: Senators avoid hard questions as they smooch up Wall Street’s big guy

June 14, 2012

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Mississippi’s Sen. Roger Wicker apparently never saw it coming. The Republican from Tupelo tossed a soft, slow one smack over the plate to JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon Wednesday only to have the banker drill a hard shot back his way that left the  junior senator ducking for cover. Just moments before, Wicker was thrilled […]

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U.S. distressed housing falls to October ’08 levels, CoreLogic reports

June 14, 2012

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n a sign the nation’s housing foreclosure crisis could be easing, the number of distressed dwellings that make up a “shadow inventory” has decreased across the country to fall 2008 levels, reports CoreLogic, a California-based real estate research firm. Short sales and sales of bank-owned houses are driving down the inventory, CoreLogic says, and notes […]

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STODDER: Businesses need social media, not Don Draper

June 14, 2012

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Don Draper, the fictional madman-adman of TV fame, has survived booze, cigarettes, two marriages and countless affairs, but a social-media trailblazer insists the 21st century would kill him. Kill Draper’s spectacular advertising career, anyway. Curtis Hougland, who has founded – twice – the social-media-marketing firm Attention, is telling corporate executives that Draper’s presentations, dazzling with […]

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MDA wins national recognition for jobs creation

June 12, 2012

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Job-creation tallies from such projects as Stion’s solar panel plant in Hattiesburg, Chevron’s new premium base oil refinery facility in Pascagoula and Lockheed Martin’s support center in Clinton have helped the Mississippi Development Authority gain national recognition for the second consecutive year from Area Development magazine. The magazine, an economic development publication covering site selection […]

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Rep. Thompson wants probe of Jackson’s VA medical center, claims patients at risk

June 12, 2012

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U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson called Tuesday for federal authorities to investigate the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson, charging that management of the hospital is in “disarray” and patients are endangered. There are serious problems with the quality of health care provided, the longtime Democratic congressman said. Thompson says he has sent […]

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OSHA seeks $104,000 in fines against GEO’s Meridian prison

June 12, 2012

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited private prison operator The GEO Group Inc. with six safety and health violations, including one willful, for exposing employees to workplace violence and failing to take adequate measures to reduce the risk of violence following a December 2011 inspection stemming from a complaint […]

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Samsung Galaxy’s III coming soon to C Spire

June 12, 2012

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The 4G LTE smartphone design and premium content sharing experience will be combined with C Spire Wireless’ exclusive suite of personalized services   Ridgeland —  C Spire Wireless announced plans today to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S III, optimized for peak performance on the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE network, later this year.  Exact pricing […]

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Feds designate critical habitat for Mississippi gopher frog

June 11, 2012

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      The endangered Mississippi gopher frog has just been assured it’ll have some hopping-around room for some time to come. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating 6,477 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog, commonly known as the Mississippi gopher frog, the agency said […]

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