Archive | August, 2012

Forest passes comprehensive smoking ordinance

August 21, 2012

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting recent passage of a comprehensive “smokefree air ordinance” by the city of Forest. “The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses and other public places in Forest from the harmful effects of breathing secondhand smoke. Everyone deserves to […]

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Sen. Burton will head new energy committee; Polk to lead education panel

August 16, 2012

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Mississippi state Sen. Terry Burton has been picked to chair the newly created Senate Energy Committee and Sen. John Polk has been chosen to lead the Universities and Colleges Committee, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday after making the appointments. Burton, R-Newton, will lead the 15-member Energy Committee, which oversees legislation related to the oil […]

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Jackson Hilton’s new owners get $16 million loan on hotel

August 16, 2012

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August Group Ventures has received a $16 million loan to complete its acquisition of Jackson’s Hilton Hotel at 1001 County Line Road. August Ventures is taking over the 276-room hotel as part of its April acquisition of the hotel’s previous owners, Lane Hotels. The hotel will remain a Hilton, according to Adam Robinson, loan officer […]

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(VIDEO) Horn Lake teenager and creative economist builds flag poles

August 15, 2012

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“I’d love to babysit I just don’t know any babies,” Flagpole Express owner Emily Waldon says. The patriotic 17-year-old creative economist has been building flagpoles for homes, schools, businesses and political campaigns in the Horn Lake community since she was six-years-old. After seeing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the television, Emily asked […]

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C Spire announces video contest

August 15, 2012

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Ridgeland telecom provider C Spire Wireless says its ringing in the new school year with a “user-generated” video contest for high school classrooms in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. In a release the company announced that the “#School Spirit” video contest will be part of its Bright Lights high school football rivalry program. Students will produce […]

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

August 14, 2012

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A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico […]

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Gas prices up 38 cents in Mississippi over the last month

August 14, 2012

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Gasoline prices in Mississippi are up six cents this week, according to AAA Fuel Gauge Report. AAA’s Aug. 14 survey of prices in Mississippi found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.452 per gallon, six cents more than a week ago. Prices locally are up 38 cents over the past month. The current price is 15 cents […]

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Mississippi named as one of the top 5 clumsiest states

August 14, 2012

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How Many Times Have You Dropped Your iPhone or iPad? SquareTrade reveals its clumsiest states list for iPhone And iPad damages, with Mississippi And South Carolina topping the lists   SquareTrade, the world’s largest independent warranty provider, today released a study highlighting the country’s clumsiest states, ranking them in order of everyday consumer iPhone and […]

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Mississippi Development Authority taps Jim McArthur as new deputy director

August 13, 2012

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  Jim McArthur, a former utility equipment sales executive, has joined the Mississippi Development Authority as deputy director. McArthur brings nearly 20 years in business development, marketing and economic development to the post, the MDA says. Previously, McArthur served for three years as regional sales director for Itron, formerly SmartSynch. At Itron, a provider of […]

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Replacing the legal pad: Apps for note-taking

August 13, 2012

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Taking notes is a critical task for lawyers in all practice areas. Some would rather write longhand, some would rather type and others prefer to enter text directly into a mobile device, with their thumbs or using a dictation program. Regardless of these preferences, it’s essential that an attorney’s notes are preserved and accessible, and […]

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