Archive | June, 2012

OPINION: Saggy brains support saggy pants ordinances

June 11, 2012

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Saltillo’s board of aldermen, last week, became the latest group of intellectual giants to approve a ban on wearing saggy pants in public. The unanimous vote came just a few weeks after the Columbus  city council voted 4-2 to give initial approval of a new ordinance against “sagging” or below-the-waist pants. The Saltillo vote also […]

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Report deems 70,000 coastal Mississippi properties at risk to storm surge

June 7, 2012

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Just under 1.8 million homes are at risk along the U.S. Gulf Coast for potential storm-surge damage, including more than 36,000 in the Gulfport-Biloxi area and another 34, 264 in metro Pascagoula, a new real estate research report shows. In all, the U.S. Gulf Coast is susceptible to storm surge damage of nearly $200 billion, […]

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Viking Range Corporation to add cooking school at Town of Livingston in Madison County

June 7, 2012

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Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss., announced Thursday their plans to build a cooking school at the Town of Livingston during the market this afternoon. They will have their rendering / plans to show as well. Town Livingston is a recently conceived residential and retail development. The first phase (includes) a mercantile store and service […]

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Lauderdale court worker admits she stole traffic ticket money

June 6, 2012

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Victoria Nealy, former criminal deputy clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court, has pleaded guilty to pocketing money motorists paid for traffic fines. She plead an open plea arrangement to embezzlement by a public official, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. Special agents with the State Auditor’s Office investigated Nealy after receiving a tip that she was […]

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Beauty and the beasts…

June 6, 2012

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We promised you more video with Mississippi’s creative class. Once upon a time there lived four girls in a big house in a little forest in the land of Terry. They were homeschooled and liked to show their Alpine and LaMancha goats in 4H. Thus, they were never short on delicious goat milk and as […]

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Getting Bigger by the Day: Cadence continues growth with Fed’s OK of Encore acquisition

June 6, 2012

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Remember Cadence, the little regional bank company in Starkville? It’s all grown up now after last year buying an Alabama regional banking company more than twice its size and continuing its growth spurt with the May 31 Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ approval of the acquisition of Encore Banshares, a $1.6 billion Houston bank. Acquiring […]

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Tunica hosting palomino horse show in 2013 to 2015

June 5, 2012

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TUNICA — The Tunica Arena and Expo Center is hosting a large-scale horse show for three years, starting in 2013. The facility’s manager, Rebecca Fyfe, says the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show will last two weeks each summer through 2015, giving a boost to the local economy. The World Championship Horse Show is […]

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Upon further review: Mississippi had negative GDP for 2011

June 5, 2012

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Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne Hill […]

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Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America

June 5, 2012

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large […]

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Ole Miss schools of business, accountancy cited among best by accrediting agency

June 5, 2012

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OXFORD — AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has reaffirmed the standing of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration and Patterson School of Accountancy as being among the world’s best. Both schools were reaccredited by AACSB for another cycle. For this academic year, 56 schools maintained their accreditation in […]

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