Archive | March, 2013

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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JPD announces overall crime drop for Capitol City

March 27, 2013

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From the City of Jackson: Preliminary information released by the Jackson Police Department detailed that overall crime in Jackson has decreased 16.2% year-to-date. Total property crime has dropped by 17.6% and violent crime has decreased 9% year-to-date as compared to this same time last year. In property crime, the most significant decreases were seen in […]

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Weather Channel’s claim to dot-weather domain draws protest

March 27, 2013

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The nation’s two largest private commercial weather companies — The Weather Channel and AccuWeather — are fighting over the rights to use a new domain name, dot-weather. Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said it was adding more addresses to the intenet domain list of 21 suffixes. That brought a surge […]

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Sandersons donate $1 million to USM nursing building fund

March 27, 2013

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A $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel has pushed the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign over the $5 million mark and closer to its $8 million goal. With the donation, the clinical simulation lab will be named for the Sandersons. The Sanderson Clinical Simulation Lab […]

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Jobs, unemployment rate both rise in February

March 27, 2013

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The good news: The number of people working in Mississippi increased in February. The bad news: The unemployment rate also increased. Confused? “Although it may seem strange that the number of jobs and the unemployment rate can both move upward, the fact is that those two figures are calculated using two separate surveys by the […]

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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

March 27, 2013

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Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers […]

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Butler Snow opens new Nashville office and conference center in The Pinnacle

March 27, 2013

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Law Firm occupies two floors, more than 46,000 square feet in signature downtown building NASHVILLE — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC — which expanded its Nashville office to 44 attorneys last year — has opened its new office and conference center at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The office, according to a release, […]

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Bay Harbor Fest plans unveiled on Coast

March 27, 2013

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Promoter Michael Rosato knows what makes a music and art festival successful and he’s modeling his new Bay Harbor Festival after some of the region’s top events. “Imagine a New Orleans Jazz Fest with a beach,” he said at a press conference Tuesday in Bay St. Louis officially announcing the festival. “Imagine a (Gulf Shores) […]

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