Archive | April, 2013

(VIDEO) David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

April 29, 2013

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Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News. He’s […]

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Gov. Bryant hosts second annual 5K Run for Health

April 26, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

  Gov. Phil Bryant will host his second annual “Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health” on Saturday, April 27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. Pre-race ceremonies, including a donation to Baton Children’s Hospital, begin at 7:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. followed by a Kid’s Mile at 9 a.m. and […]

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Vicksburg casino headed to the scrap heap (update with sale price)

April 26, 2013

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The bankrupt Grand Station Casino riverboat barge, a fixture in downtown Vicksburg for years, is headed to the scrap heap. Keyes Recycling of Vicksburg purchased the riverboat barge for $10,000 Thursday in an auction on the Vicksburg riverfront. Bennie Taylor of Taylor Auction & Realty in Grenada, which conducted the sale, said the interior contents […]

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Natchez retail group acquires 150-year-old Ga. lumber yard

April 26, 2013

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A 150-year-old lumber company in west Georgia has a new owner, but the business will keep its name — W.T. Harvey Lumber Co. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/10FCLPr) that Natchez.-based Central Network Retail Group has completed the purchase of the Columbus lumber company out of bankruptcy. With the Harvey Lumber acquisition, CNRG will operate 41 […]

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Leaders of ag panels dispute GAO claim of duplicate foreign catfish inspections

April 25, 2013

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The Government Accounting Office is muddying the waters with its claim that the government is unnecessarily doubling up on imported catfish inspections, say Republican leaders on both the House and Senate agriculture committees. The GAO insists needless duplication is occurring with mandates that both the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture handle […]

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HOTTER THAN HADES — Sizzling Event Slated for June 22 in Leland and Tribbett

April 25, 2013

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After an overwhelming successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Hotter than Hades Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013. In addition to the half marathon, a two-team relay for the course of the half marathon is being added to the event to increase participation with the more casual runners. The Hotter than Hades […]

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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Pastrami and perseverance: Grocer shows American spirit

April 25, 2013

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After days and days and days (etc.) of seemingly endless tragic news, there is an item out of California that should not only put a smile on your face, but also reaffirm your faith in Americans’ ability to persevere — and profit. The story involves a burglary of a grocery store last month in Redding, […]

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Not an Onion headline: U.S. government to spend $890K on nothing

April 24, 2013

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If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might save your blood pressure, and go read another story. This one is about all the money the U.S. government spends on . . . nothing. As reported in the Washington Post, it is one of […]

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Save the date: GE Aviation opens doors at Ellisville plant

April 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says GE Aviation will officially open for business in Mississippi next week. The aviation giant will open its new Ellisville facility at 135 Technology Boulevard on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The 340,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new aviation composite components. GE Aviation has committed to hiring 250 employees and investing more than $50 […]

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