Archive | September, 2012

James Meredith talks with MBJ

September 12, 2012

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In 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. His newest memoir, “A Mission from God” recalls the integration of the school and the violent reaction that followed. The book also reveals a man who believes he had and still has a divine calling to help transform […]

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Jackson’s Charley Hutchison back in the news

September 12, 2012

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The MBJ newsroom was happy this morning to see more recognition for Charley Hutchison. As featured in a Metro Jackson daily, Hutchison, a St. Andrews student and computer enthusiast, continues his distinction of being one of the youngest Apple mobile app developers in the world. Mississippi Business Journal staff writer Clay Chandler and video journalist Stephen McDill introduced […]

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Elton John, Delbert Hosemann and Steve Holland — A triumphant trio

September 12, 2012

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It was a packed house Tuesday night at the Mississippi Coliseum, and it would appear that nothing is better for political relations than the healing voice of Elton John. While they may not be perfect political bedfellows, front and center (literally on the front row) for the events were Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann […]

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C Spire Wireless switches on 4G

September 10, 2012

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C Spire Wireless has finally launched 4G (fourth-generation) broadband services for its Mississippi customers. The newly activated LTE network will offer faster data speeds that will increase app and multimedia capability. According to a release, the cities of McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian and Greenville are the first of 31 markets that are receiving 4G. Six more […]

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

September 10, 2012

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Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s […]

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MBJ-TV for September 10

September 10, 2012

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Please visit msbusiness.com/video for a look at our work from last week. We … >> went behind-the-scenes with Entergy Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, >> learned about West Nile disease, >> discussed the bed & breakfast industry in Mississippi … >> and celebrated our 2012 class of “Best Places to Work.” This week […]

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MBJ announces Mississippi’s Best Places to Work at Friday banquet

September 7, 2012

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The Mississippi Business Journal announced Friday the finalists and winners of its Seventh Annual Best Places to Work banquet, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. >> SEE WINNERS’ RESPONSE VIDEO The competition is the only state-wide look at how employers rank in the way they treat their employees. The Mississippi Business Journal […]

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Glen Campbell still championing Alzheimer’s research

September 6, 2012

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We are happy to report that Glen Campbell is still going strong. It has been seven months since the country music legend included Jackson on his farewell concert tour. The 76-year-old Grammy Award winner has enjoyed renewed popularity after going public last year with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds from his Thalia Mara Hall concert last […]

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Flowers named Regional Office Manager of the Year

September 6, 2012

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TUPELO — Renee Flowers, office manager for Physicians Urgent Care clinics in Corinth and Baldwyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Regional Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north […]

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Gambrel named Health Link’s Tupelo Office Manager of the Year

September 6, 2012

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TUPELO — Caretta Gambrel, office manager for Dermatology Center of North Mississippi, P.A., is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and […]

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