Archive | February, 2013

Rep. Harper expects fiscal sequester if Dems don’t drop tax insistence

February 20, 2013

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Get used to the idea of $85 billion in automatic cuts to defense and domestic programs starting next Friday under a sequester deal Congress made with the White House in August 2011. At least that’s the indication U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper gave during a stop Wednesday at the Mississippi Capitol for the Madison County Business […]

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CARTER: Great Fla. Python Hunt shows low tally but potential for ecological insights

February 20, 2013

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I got some chuckles early on out of Florida’s plan to throw open the Everglades to anyone who wanted to try their hand at capturing a Burmese python. I also figured the cash incentive would draw Bubbas from all over who were short on both beer money and kicks. As odd as the whole thing […]

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Madison entrepreneurs jump into “Shark Tank”

February 19, 2013

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Muddy Water Camo founder Steve Maloney and outdoor photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick will be featured on this week’s episode of ABC’s hit reality game show “Shark Tank.” The episode airs Friday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC and will pit the two Mississippi entrepreneurs against a panel of billionaire investors that will judge their pitches and decide […]

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Taste of the U puts food & fun front-and-center at Med Mall Saturday

February 19, 2013

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  Food, drinks and costumes from far-flung volcanic islands to nearby Louisiana swamps will transform the Jackson Medical Mall into a massive multi-theme party and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s annual Taste of the U. At Taste of the U, now in its 23rd year, departments and divisions […]

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Gov. Bryant to make ‘huge’ announcement in Hattiesburg

February 19, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to make a major economic announcement Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Governor’s office and an official of the Area Development Partnership of Greater Hattiesburg would not disclose the nature of the project. The press release only said it is a major […]

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Best Buy to price match all local retailers, most online sellers

February 19, 2013

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You know the routine: Go to Best Buy and check out the electronic device, try it out, return it to the shelf and thank the salesperson for her time. By that night, you’re clicking on Amazon.com and buying the exact same product, confident it’s exactly what you want, thanks to Best Buy. Best Buy — […]

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Mourner hits $7.2 million jackpot on Biloxi penny game

February 19, 2013

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He drove from Michigan to Biloxi for a friend’s funeral, then felt obligated to play penny slots in honor of his friend instead of his normal table game. So, of course, he hits the jackpot — worth $7.2 million. Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Friday night between 10 and 10:30 with a […]

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Mississippi motorists wincing at pump as gas prices climb

February 18, 2013

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Gasoline prices nationally have climbed 42 cents in the last 30 days, with much of that coming in the past few days. At the same time, Jackson prices are heading to $3.60 a gallon and beyond, making those $3.10 and $3.15 a gallon prices of mid January a fond but distant memory. The Biloxi Sun-Herald, […]

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CRAWFORD: Is everyone, including Phillip Gunn, a RINO these days

February 18, 2013

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Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line. These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top […]

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Treasurer’s student financial literacy bill up to Senate

February 15, 2013

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  Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is halfway to her goal of initiating financial literacy requirements in the state’s public high schools. Her proposal, contained in House Bill 637, cleared the House Wednesday on an 118-1 vote. Similar support in the Senate would assure easy sailing for the measure. However, if the Senate does not act […]

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