Archive | March 28th, 2013

Delta town No. 2 on list of best small towns

March 28, 2013

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Smithsonian Magazine has named Cleveland, Miss., No. 2 in its list of America’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013. “We are very excited about this designation and appreciate the attention it is bringing to Cleveland and the surrounding area,” Cheryl Line, Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism Director said in a news release. “We hope this […]

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Where’d you get that catfish? Miss. diners can now get the full answer

March 28, 2013

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Customers of Mississippi restaurants will now know whether the catfish on their table is domestically produced or is an imported variety of catfish-like pangasius, also sold as basa, tra and swai. Mississippi producers persuaded legislators this month to amend the state’s catfish Country of Origin Labeling law to require restaurants to also identify the origin […]

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Bobby Cox to manage future stars against Atlanta Braves in Pearl

March 28, 2013

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When the Atlanta Braves and Braves Future Stars meet Saturday in an exhibition game at Trustmark Park in Pearl, there not only will be present and future stars, but there will also be one Braves Hall of Famer in the dugout — manager Bobby Cox. Cox, who managed the Atlanta Braves for 25 years, leading […]

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Openings remain for Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez

March 28, 2013

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For anyone who has the dream of opening their own business, or wants to improve their current small business, a few openings are still available for the upcoming Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez. The Entrepreneur Academy is a combined effort among Alcorn State University, Natchez, Inc., and the Mississippi Development Authority. The three-month program begins April […]

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SBA, AARP to present entrepreneur business forum on Gulf Coast

March 28, 2013

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The Small Business Administration’s Mississippi District Office and Mississippi AARP will host an Encore Entrepreneur Business Forum from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Westside Community Center, 4006 8th St. in Gulfport. The free event is targeted at entrepreneurs 50 and over to provide these “encore entrepreneurs” with resources to start or […]

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Entry deadline for MDA’s Deck Boat giveaway is Sunday

March 28, 2013

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Are you interested in owning a NauticStar 203 SC Deck Boat? If so, then you have only a three  days remaining to register in the Mississippi Development Authority’s “Find Your True South” sweepstakes. Midnight Sunday is the entry deadline for a chance to win the grand prize of the Amory-built boat. To register for the […]

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New York Times comments on recent Mississippi legislation and ‘Nanny State’ of America

March 28, 2013

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Here is part of an op-ed in today’s New York TImes that mentions recent legislation passed in Mississippi … Americans, even those who generally support government intervention in our daily lives, have a reflexive response to being told what to do, and it’s not a positive one. It’s this common desire to be left alone […]

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BancorpSouth sets up $500 million business loan pool for 2013

March 28, 2013

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Tupelo-based BancorpSouth has earmarked $500 million for loans to businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to locate in our state, as well as for existing businesses looking to expand operations through a loan pool dubbed “Grow Mississippi 2013.” In announcing the initiative, BancorpSouth CEO Dan Rollins said additional funding will be added to the loan pool during […]

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