Archive | October, 2012

Toyota Mississippi executive David Copenhaver to retire

October 25, 2012

0 Comments

BLUE SPRINGS — David Copenhaver, the highest ranking American at Toyota’s Mississippi plant, will retire at the end of the year. Copenhaver confirmed his plans during events this week to celebrate the first anniversary of Corolla production at the plant. He’ll wrap up his 16-year-career with Toyota on Dec. 21. Toyota sources say the change […]

Continue reading...

Longleaf Trace reps address rail-trail concerns

October 24, 2012

0 Comments

by Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal BRUCE – The Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile bike and walking trail between Hattiesburg and Prentiss, provides outdoor recreation and physical activity, brings tourism dollars to small towns and even entices potential new residents to the region. Two proponents said Tuesday that a proposed rails-to-trails project between Bruce and Coffeeville could […]

Continue reading...

Toyota Plant’s first anniversary reveals progress

October 24, 2012

0 Comments

by Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal TUPELO – Every 85 seconds or so, a Corolla rolls down the “money line.” It’s the nickname for the inspection line where finishing details are made before the vehicle starts its journey to a Toyota dealership Some 600 cars are assembled daily at Toyota Mississippi, about where company officials hoped […]

Continue reading...

Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this November

October 23, 2012

0 Comments

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won’t have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Republican Hosemann has said it many times before, but he issued a statement repeating it Tuesday because his office had received questions. Voters in November 2011 approved a state constitutional amendment […]

Continue reading...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH — Former Delta State employee sues over firing

October 23, 2012

0 Comments

JACKSON — A former Delta State University employee has sued the school claiming it illegally discriminated against her by firing her because she has breast cancer. The suit was filed this month in Hinds County Circuit Court. Roseann Buck was hired in 2010 as executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. She was diagnosed […]

Continue reading...

Amazon crash takes down Netflix and Mississippi Business Journal, among thousands of others

October 23, 2012

0 Comments

As noted by The Daily Beast, Amazon isn’t just an online shopping destination. Apparently, it controls the whole Internet. Amazon, it turns out, is one of the Web’s biggest cloud-based service providers, and a temporary outage Monday affected some of its star clients, including Netflix, Reddit, Flipboard, Pinterest, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, and yes, […]

Continue reading...

BREAKING NEWS: Medicaid would cost state $95 million by 2025

October 23, 2012

0 Comments

Expanding Medicaid to take in more than 300,000 of Mississippi’s uninsured working poor would cost the state about $95 million a year by 2025, though the federal government would be injecting from $800 million to $1 billion in Medicaid payments into the state’s economy annually. That’s a key conclusion reached in an analysis of a […]

Continue reading...

JSU names College of Business

October 19, 2012

0 Comments

Jackson State University has named its College of Business auditorium for Winston R. Pittman Sr. and and his wife Alma, according to a university release. The Pittman family own Pittman Enterprises, a network of auto dealerships in Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Pittman, a native of Grenada, is a graduate of JSU and CEO of the […]

Continue reading...

C Spire rolls out 4G LTE in its own backyard

October 18, 2012

0 Comments

C Spire Wireless says it will launch 4G LTE services in the Jackson metropolitan area on Friday. The Ridgeland wireless provider says service will be turned on in the cities of Jackson, Clinton, Flowood, Pearl, Brandon, Ridgeland, Madison, Flora and Richland. The company will also release its third 4G LTE device, the Franklin Wireless smart […]

Continue reading...

McComb wins Entergy Mississippi makeover

October 18, 2012

0 Comments

Entergy Mississippi has awarded the city of McComb’s Depot District $100,000 as part of its 2012 Mississippi Makeover grant competition. According to an Entergy press release, McComb must match the grant with at least $25,000 in cash and $25,000 of in-kind support. The money will go towards revitalizing the rail town’s historic district, Ironwood Greenway and […]

Continue reading...