Archive | February 13th, 2013

Mississippi Economic Council tour wants ideas on making business better

February 13, 2013

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The Mississippi Economic Council Insight Tour has a couple of more weeks to go before arriving in Hattiesburg on March 1 for its final stop. The tour, which began in Gulfport on Jan. 24, is gathering thoughts and suggestions on strengthening the state’s business climate and offers participants a chance to network with business people […]

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Keeping the Faith: Miss. reclaims title of most religious state

February 13, 2013

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For the second consecutive year, Mississippi has edged out Utah and Alabama as the nation’s most religious state, a Gallop Poll released Wednesday found. Gallop reported that 58 percent of Mississippians polled termed themselves “religious” and attended worship services every week or nearly every week. Fifty-six percent of respondents in Utah and Alabama described themselves […]

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

February 13, 2013

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It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring […]

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Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on Galveston-based ship of despair

February 13, 2013

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Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled voyages through April aboard the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems in recent weeks and was finally left powerless in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine-room fire, the Associated Press reports.. Carnival’s announcement of the 12 canceled trips came Wednesday as the Triumph was being […]

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