Archive | November, 2012

Nugent elected President

November 20, 2012

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Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member. The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater […]

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Foreclosure rates in Jackson decrease

November 20, 2012

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Foreclosure rates in Jackson decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Jackson area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.04 percent for the month of September 2012, a decrease of 0.26 percentage points compared to […]

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Documentary on junior college football debuts

November 19, 2012

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My first two and a half years of college were spent at Hinds Community College and more than a few Saturdays found me attending one of the Eagles’ many gridiron match ups at Joe Renfroe Stadium in Raymond. The whole town would turn up and it was the community event of the week every year […]

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JSU Dean of Business to become new president at Tennessee State

November 19, 2012

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The Tennessee Board of Regents will likely approve alumna Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president of Tennessee State University. TBR Chancellor John Morgan on Monday said in a news release he recommended Glover, who is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, out of four finalists. The full board […]

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Dust off those ice skates, Madison opens temporary holiday rink

November 19, 2012

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There may be a tree in the Grand Hotel but what about an ice skating rink in the downtown square? That’s easier sung than done in Mississippi, where the record high on December 25th is 78°. There hasn’t been a place to ice skate in the Greater Jackson area since The Park on Lakeland Drive […]

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Treasury selling preferred shares of Brandon’s Community Bank in TARP closing

November 16, 2012

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  In winding down programs dating to the 2008 financial crisis, the Treasury Department is auctioning its preferred shares in Brandon-based Community Bank of Mississippi Inc. and 14 other banks that received Troubled Asset Relief Program funds. Community Bank of Mississippi, a subsidiary of Community Bancshares of Mississippi, received $52 million TARP money on Sept. […]

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Silicor will miss deadline; future uncertain

November 16, 2012

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COLUMBUS — Lowndes County officials say they have been told by Silicor that its metal production and purification facility will not meet its Dec. 31 start date. Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley tells the Commercial Dispatch that the announcement came during a meeting this week. In August, Lowndes County supervisors extended a Sept. 2 starting […]

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Marlo Dorsey joining MDA as chief marketing officer

November 16, 2012

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Marlo Dorsey will be joining the Mississippi Development Authority as its chief marketing officer effective Dec. 3. Dorsey comes to MDA from Jones County Junior College (JCJC), where she has served as the college’s vice president of marketing for seven years. In this position, she has managed a team responsible for the college’s publications, websites, and […]

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UPDATE: 2 missing, none confirmed dead, in Gulf oil rig explosion

November 16, 2012

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The Coast Guard is searching for two people who remain missing from a platform that caught fire 25 miles south of Grand Isle early Friday. Earlier, authorities reported that two people had been killed, but during a news conference in New Orleans, the Coast Guard are no confirmed deaths at this time, NOLA.com, the news […]

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FNC: Home prices flat in Sept., but up 1.8 percent in third quarter

November 16, 2012

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OXFORD – FNC’s latest Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values remain relatively unchanged in September after enjoying six months of modest growth. Despite recent encouraging developments, such as a modest outlook for the overall economic recovery and unemployment, the pace of the housing recovery is likely to be constrained during the housing low […]

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