Archive | February 28th, 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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