Archive | February 7th, 2013

(UPDATE) DOR’s destination uncertain as Senate, House differ on HQ site

February 7, 2013

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Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a $7.6 purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed […]

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USM gets new president with selection of Ga. educator Rodney Bennett

February 7, 2013

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning sealed its courtship of Dr. Rodney Bennett with a deal Thursday to make him the next president of the University of Southern Mississippi. The hiring of the University of Georgia education executive won unanimous approval from the board. The announcement of Bennett’s selection came on […]

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DiamondJacks owner countersues over $6.25 million deposit

February 7, 2013

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VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe and the bankrupt owner of two DiamondJacks casinos are suing each other over the collapse of the tribe’s plan to buy the gambling halls. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants a federal bankruptcy judge to declare that it didn’t break its agreement to […]

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Olympics-style construction championship coming to Trade Mart

February 7, 2013

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The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. An Olympics-style event focused on skilled construction trades, high school, community college and skilled crafts persons enrolled in MCEF’s apprentice program will compete in […]

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