Archive | February, 2013

Stennis Days offers businsses look at rocket center opportunities

February 15, 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 Feb. 27-28 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 to […]

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Lockheed Martin IT Day is March 22 in Jackson

February 15, 2013

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“The Power of Information” is the theme of the fifth annual Lockheed Martin Information Technology Day on March 22 at the Jackson Convention Center. The day-long event is intended to increase IT education and awareness, and encourage networking and collaboration in industry, academia and the community. The free event begins at 9 a.m. and is […]

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CARTER: Just another Carnival bummer

February 14, 2013

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This Carnival business and its drifting ship of horrors is so not a surprise to me. Valentine’s Day or not, I don’t figure Carnival Cruise Line is getting much love from those poor souls aboard the disabled Triumph. With an engine fire having knocked out the ship’s power four days ago, they’ve gone with little […]

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Cochran says Hagel should ‘not be denied’ Senate vote as defense chief

February 14, 2013

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Several media reports have listed Mississippi’s Thad Cochran as among at least two Senate Republicans who will support allowing a full Senate vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Late Thursday afternoon, Senate Democrats were forcing a vote to end debate on the nomination of Hagel, bringing to a head a showdown over the […]

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Appellate law guru Luther Munford departs Phelps Dunbar for Butler Snow

February 14, 2013

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Luther Munford, a veteran Jackson attorney who wrote the book on Mississippi appellate law, has joined Butler Snow as a member of the Ridgeland-based firm’s Appellate and Written Advocacy Practice Group.   Munford, previously of Phelps Dunbar, will “certainly strengthen our appellate team,” said Donald Clark Jr., Butler Snow chairman. Munford is a 1976 graduate […]

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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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Weather Channel apologizes for Hattiesburg name goof

February 12, 2013

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Eventually, The Weather Channel will learn its Mississippi geography. The weather network has apologized for referring to Hattiesburg as Johannesburg, MS, in its post-tornado coverage Monday. During Hurricane Issac, the network upset many when it referred to Mississippi as the “Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile,” prompting a Facebook page by that name. The […]

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