Archive | February, 2013

“Job Hunter” features Clinton’s Lockheed Martin facility tonight

February 28, 2013

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Lockheed Martin’s mission support center in Clinton will be featured on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s “Job Hunter” series tonight at 7:30 p.m., as part of a spotlight on careers in Mississippi’s information technology industry. The aerospace super company officially opened the 33,000-square-foot office in Clinton in 2011 to support the corporation’s many federal-based technology and mission […]

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Anti-Lane Linger Enforcement: A law we could learn to love here

February 28, 2013

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Georgia is considering a law we can only hope speedily finds its way from Atlanta’s Gold Dome, west on Interstate-20 through Alabama and on to Mississippi’s Capitol in Jackson. Call it the “Get Out of the Way” law drafted in a state where left lane slow-pokes are typically advised to “either run with the big […]

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Mississippi high court lets Toyota ruling stand

February 28, 2013

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The Mississippi Supreme Court has changed its mind and will not hear an appeal from the family of a man left a quadriplegic after he crashed a Toyota pickup truck in DeSoto County in 2001. The Supreme Court says Thursday it has reviewed court documents again and saw no reason to hear an appeal from […]

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College Board confirms LaForge as Delta State president

February 28, 2013

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William “Bill” LaForge is the new president of Delta State University. The College Board voted unanimously Thursday in a meeting in Cleveland to appoint LaForge as Delta State’s eighth president. The vote comes after LaForge met with campus groups. LaForge is a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist and former president of DSU’s alumni association. He is […]

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Senate Rejects Last Sequester Bills

February 28, 2013

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Time for Plan B! Wait, there is no Plan B? As expected, the Senate rejected rival bills aimed at preventing the looming sequester Thursday, meaning that $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will almost definitely kick in on Friday. Bills introduced by both Democrats and Republicans failed to receive the necessary 60 votes to pass. […]

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Bomgar stars on MPB’s “Job Hunter”

February 27, 2013

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Ridgeland IT firm Bomgar Corp. will be featured in a TV episode of “Mississippi Job Hunter” tomorrow on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The company in a press release announced that the episode will air at 7:30 p.m. on MPB and will focus on the high tech industry in Mississippi. The episode can be viewed online here. […]

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CARTER: Wicker may someday regret his distortion of Hagel’s speech

February 27, 2013

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Roger Wicker, Mississippi’s junior senator, helped lead Washington Post opinion writer Dana Milbank to this conclusion on the nasty politics that marked Chuck Hagel’s road to confirmation as secretary of defense Tuesday: The confirmation,  “ended as it began — with a smear.” Sen. Thad Cochran, Wicker’s senior Mississippi counterpart, restored some balance by joining three […]

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Get acquainted with Stennis Space Center opportunities at Stennis Industry Days

February 27, 2013

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Businesses that want to do business with Stennis Space Center can connect with federal and state agencies, contractors and businesses at the rocket engine testing center during Stennis Industry Days today and Friday at Biloxi’s IP Casino-Resort-Spa at 850 Bayview Ave. Organizers say the event brings together resources to help facilitate partnerships. The goal is […]

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Atlanta lays claim to Dixie’s ‘Most Miserable’ metropolis

February 26, 2013

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The late humorist Lewis Grizzard had a standard refrain for Northerners who complained about life in his beloved Atlanta: “Delta is ready when you are.” For a little variation, he would sometimes remind them that “Interstate-75 goes both ways.” It’s perhaps well and good that the longtime Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist is not around to hear […]

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White House: Miss. education, social services, defense jobs will bear brunt of fiscal sequester

February 25, 2013

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Here is the White House says the across-the-board automatic budget cuts set to begin Friday under the fiscal sequester deal between Congress and the Obama Administration will mean for Mississippi. The cuts threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and […]

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