Archive | April 12th, 2013

Tornado-damaged telecom tower cripples farming efforts

April 12, 2013

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Even if their farms were not in the path of the April 11 tornado, hundreds of farmers will feel the loss of the massive communications tower in Noxubee County. The 300-foot-tall microwave tower located in the middle of a soybean field just northeast of Macon provided about 200 farmers and others with broadband Internet and […]

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Mississippians may top obese list because they’re too honest. Do you fudge on your weight?

April 12, 2013

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Here’s a pretty interesting story from Mike Oliver at al.com. According to a survey at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mississippi and Alabama may rank highest in obesity rates because Southerners are more truthful when asked about their weight. The central United States actually may be slightly more obese when scales are brought into […]

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Entergy’s Fisackerly named new MEC chairman

April 12, 2013

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Haley Fisackerly, Mississippi Economic Council Chairman 2013-14, talks with MBJ-TV video journalist Stephen McDill about his upcoming term.

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Good, Blumenthal named small businesspeople of the year

April 12, 2013

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Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, co-owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint, are honored to have been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2013 Mississippi State Small Business Persons of the Year. Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of […]

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Taxpayers will pay for Triumph rescue, Carnival tells senator

April 12, 2013

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Tugboats tow the disabled Carnival Triumph to port in Mobile in February. (Associated Press file photo)

When asked if it intends to reimburse the government for the $779,914 it cost to rescue the Carnival Triumph, a cruise-line executive says it will not. The exchange came in letters last month between West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller and James Hunn, Carnival’s senior vice president for corporate maritime policy, and was reported Friday by […]

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MBJ: Funding for Jackson Zoo should be reconsidered

April 12, 2013

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There needs to be a long-term plan put in place for the Jackson Zoo, which could be a crown jewel for tourism in Jackson. It is in many other cities, like Memphis and Birmingham. The state Bond Commission recently approved the sale of $199 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Jackson Zoo will receive […]

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Links to tornado coverage from Weather Channel, WCBI and WTVA

April 12, 2013

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Here are links to television coverage of the Thursday’s deadly tornado in East Mississippi. — Video of newcast from WCBI in Columbus showing damage left behind from the storm and an interview with a witness. — Weather Channel report on You Tube with analysis of Tony Sudduth’s tornado video from Prairie Point. – Story from […]

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AT&T named best corporate citizen in America

April 12, 2013

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AT&T is the best corporate citizen in the U.S. right now, according to a new ranking by CR Magazine. That means it beat out everyone else in the Russell 1000 index of large-capitalization companies in terms of virtues like good corporate governance and environmental impact. » See complete story …

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