Archive | September, 2012

No reason given for Mississippi’s large increase in unemployment applications

September 20, 2012

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell only slightly to 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains sluggish. Here, from the Associated Press.  are the states with the biggest changes in unemployment aid applications. The state level data are for the week that ended September 8, one week behind the national data: […]

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REILY: Even as he faces cancer and his own mortality, Chuck Jordan says never count out Greenville

September 19, 2012

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When the phone rang, I was unpacking my bag at a local hotel on a Sunday afternoon. I was set to start my new job as the editor of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville the next day. “Hello.” “Hi Ross. This is Chuck Jordan.” Chuck, then the president of Planters Bank in Greenville, was […]

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Documentary focusing on Ole Miss integration to be screened Sept. 30

September 19, 2012

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OXFORD – On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll in the University of Mississippi, amid controversy and violence. The yearlong celebration of that important event began September 2011 and goes through Oct, 1, 2012 for the official “Opening the Closed Society” program. The campus will remember this significant occasion […]

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Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan resigning, has late-stage cancer

September 18, 2012

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Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan has told the Mississippi Business Journal he is resigning office after just nine months having learned he has advanced-stage pancreatic cancer. Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. also shared the news at his city council meeting Tuesday, which was tweeted by  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reporter Emily LeCoz. Jordan made an official […]

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CARTER: Give ADP failing marks on Clinton shutdown disclosure

September 18, 2012

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  T.J. McSparrin at the Clinton Chamber had a to do-list last Thursday morning that included a call to Automatic Data Processing, better known as ADP. Time to pitch them on renewing their Chamber membership. You may want to scratch that from your list, I told her. ADP would soon be on a midnight train […]

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Justice Department upholds Mississippi’s new state House, Senate districts

September 14, 2012

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  The U.S. Justice Department has approved Mississippi’s redistricting plans for the state House and Senate. Legislative leaders received word of the approval Friday, the Associated Press reported. The 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts had to be redrawn to reflect population shifts revealed by the 2010 Census. Lawmakers approved new plans in the […]

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

September 14, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra […]

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Clinton losing ADP as company shifts up to 100 jobs to Georgia

September 14, 2012

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Automatic Data Processing, a business-outsourcing provider more commonly known as ADP, is shutting down in Clinton and moving its approximately 100 jobs to Augusta, Ga. New Jersey-based ADP has not responded to phone calls over the last couple of days but a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority confirmed the company’s departure from the WorldCom […]

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CARTER: Gray Swoope playing risky political card in Florida

September 13, 2012

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Gray Swoope, the former head of the Mississippi Development Authority who left for a similar role in Florida in early 2011, has inserted himself into a political blame game in the Sunshine State. Swoope has been assigned the role of a blocking back of sorts for Rick Scott, Florida’s hugely unpopular Republican governor and the […]

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Get ready for one of the worst years ever for West Nile

September 13, 2012

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An Associated Press story is predicting that 2012 could be the worst year ever in the U.S. for West Nile disease. 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths have already been logged so far across the country, the highest numbers being in Texas. Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Michigan have also seen large numbers of […]

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