Archive | December, 2012

Turnkey Missouri prison will go to highest bidder

December 12, 2012

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You’ve probably always wanted wanted to own your own prison. Here’s your chance. AmeriBid LLC is handling a bank ordered auction of a medium security prison facility located in Airpark Industrial Park in Bethany, Mo. The auction will take place via sealed bid format on Jan. 30. “This is a great opportunity to own a […]

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(VIDEO) Christmas trees are going fast!

December 12, 2012

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The Mississippi Fairgrounds has once again become a mecca for Christmas tree enthusiasts from across the state. Rankin County farmers Roy and A.B. Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon. A portion of the sales are contributed each year […]

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Salsarita’s coming to North Mississippi in 2013

December 12, 2012

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National Mexican cantina chain Salsarita’s will open new locations in Mississippi according to a new development agreement. According to a press release, the company will open 10 locations throughout Mississippi over the next five years. Area developer J.C. Clark, a leading franchisee for McAlister’s Deli, will lead the expansion. “Salsarita’s is a category leader that […]

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Baptist preps for North State Street skybridge

December 12, 2012

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Baptist Health Systems and Landmark Healthcare Facilities are starting construction of the skybridge connecting the company’s new medical office building over North State Street to Baptist Medical Center. According to a press release, the first phase of the process begins Friday at 11:00 pm and will continue until Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm. North […]

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Tagliabue overturns Goodell on Saints suspensions

December 11, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS — In a sharp rebuke to his successor’s handling of the NFL’s bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year. Tagliabue, who was appointed by Commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the […]

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Jackson attorney writes to MBJ about oil spill claims

December 11, 2012

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When the BP oil spill occurred on April 20, 2010 it didn’t just affect the fishing industry or the tourism industry, it affected everyone in Mississippi in one way or another. The economy slowed down as a result of the spill and every type of business across the southeast lost revenue during that time. In […]

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Barbour joins ‘tax the rich’ chorus

December 11, 2012

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Former Gov. Haley Barbour, in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday morning, became the latest Republican to say he’d live with raising the tax rates on top income brackets as part of a broad fiscal cliff deal. “[As] a Republican, I would take raising the rates on the two top brackets if, in […]

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White House tells Mississippi, Medicaid expansion is ‘all-or-nothing’ deal

December 11, 2012

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Mississippi and other states reluctant to accept full participation in the Affordable Health Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid learned today they can forget about gaining a full share of Obamacare funding. Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican leaders in the Legislature have insisted the state won’t join in the expansion of Medicaid to cover more than […]

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T-Mobile to get Apple devices soon, iPhone likely

December 6, 2012

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T-Mobile will likely start carrying the iPhone next year after its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, said it has reached a new deal with Apple. T-Mobile USA had been the lone iPhone-less carrier among the four national wireless companies in the U.S. Although it has been possible to use iPhones on T-Mobile networks, customers had to […]

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Vicksburg’s Anderson-Tully Company sawmill lays off 80 humans

December 6, 2012

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VICKSBURG — Anderson-Tully Company is shutting down a second shift at its Vicksburg sawmill and is laying off 80 employees by Jan. 4. The company tells the Vicksburg Post that the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. “This is a core business decision to right-size production to […]

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