Archive | October, 2012

Fondren food tasting scratched, reset for spring

October 4, 2012

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Fans of Fondren’s food offerings will have to wait until spring for the “Taste of Fondren.” The Fondren Renaissance Foundation has rescheduled the restaurant cuisine sampling fundraiser for sometime in the spring. The event was to be held Thursday, Oct.11, at Duling Hall, but organizers decided spring would provide an opportunity to increase the variety […]

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Parents Campaign chief challenges accuracy of school ‘dropout factories’ report

October 3, 2012

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Nancy Loome, executive director of the education advocacy group The Parents Campaign, says she has set the record straight about a claim by the Center for Public Policy that dozens of Mississippi high schools have become “dropout factories.” Many of the schools named in the report were erroneously identified as having excessive dropout rates, Loom […]

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House Speaker Gunn seeking citizen views on legislative issues

October 3, 2012

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  Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state next week for a series of town hall-style meetings to gather comments and suggestions in preparation for the 2013 legislative session. The meetings will take place the week of Oct. 8, and each meeting will last for an hour and 15 minutes. Here’s the schedule: […]

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Officials to present Metro Jackson 10-year economic plan

October 3, 2012

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Vision 2022/One-Voice, a 10-year economic plan for Metro Jackson, will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Center. Metro area city officials and business leaders will be on hand to discuss the multi-year plan to transform the Greater Jackson Region into a destination community attracting businesses, families, and tourists for its quality […]

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Nissan bringing back low-cost Datsun cars in emerging countries

October 3, 2012

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Nissan Motor Co. is banking on retro to bring in big bucks in emerging countries with its revival of the Datsun, a name people over 40 might remember for the slogan “Datsun, We Are Driven!” In a Wall Street Journal report, the Japanese car maker and major central Mississippi employer is said to be preparing […]

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Making Sense of Health Care Data for Mississippi

October 1, 2012

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By: Mark A. McComb, CQE, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management Science Mississippi College School of Business At the time it was hard to adequately assess the extent of the damage caused by Katrina, but seven years later — at an estimated cost of approximately $105 billion (2010 adjusted dollars) — Katrina would become the most […]

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