Archive | April, 2013

GE’s Ellisville jet composites plant cleared for take off

April 30, 2013

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GE Aviation officially opened its second aviation composites factory in Mississippi Tuesday, putting into operation its new 340,000-square-foot facility in South Mississippi’s Ellisville. The plant joins a composite and jet fans plant in Northwest Mississippi. The new plant is to be known as GE Aviation’s Ellisville Composites and will add around 250 jobs, company officials […]

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

April 30, 2013

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including […]

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Daily Beast’s Siegel needs a glass of sweet tea after profanity-laced rant against the South

April 30, 2013

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In a story on the website Daily Beast, writer Lee Siegel goes off on a profanity-laced rampage, saying Southern states are holding America back … Let’s face it — on nearly every important issue, from gun control to immigration to gay marriage, red states are holding America back. Hundreds of thousands of petitioners from a […]

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WANTED: Young professionals for ongoing MBJ column

April 30, 2013

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The popular young professionals profile column “Keeping Our Eye On” has been a fixture of the MBJ for several years now and we’re just getting started. In 2013 alone, we’ve profiled 20 and 30-somethings in the fields of accounting, law, public housing, employment staffing, television, education and many others. The columns have been a success story on […]

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Tate Reeves leads poll of potential candidates for governor in 2015

April 30, 2013

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In a reader poll of the Mississippi Business Journal, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves leads Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Gov. Phil Bryant of potential candidates for the seat of governor in the 2015 election. » See poll here …

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(VIDEO) Got a business meeting? Take a walk

April 30, 2013

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Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. In this Ted Talk, business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies […]

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office

April 29, 2013

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office MERIDIAN — Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate. Meridian police say they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic […]

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L.A. Times’ ricin arrest story portrays ‘squabbling tribes, petty vengeances’ in NE Miss.

April 29, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss. — Federal agents of all sorts invaded northeast Mississippi several days ago, on a mission: Find the man who sent a poison-laced letter to the president. But the United States government quickly found itself entangled, once again, in a misunderstood land dominated by squabbling tribes and petty vengeances, the L.A. Times reports. Agents […]

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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

April 29, 2013

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Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles […]

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How much money do sports teams make from your cable bill?

April 29, 2013

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OK sports fans, how much of your cable or satellite television bill do you think goes directly to the sports leagues and teams? According to whatyoupayforsports.com, it can range from $50 to $100 a year. For a more detailed look, go to the website and plug in your own subscription list to see where your […]

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