Archive | April, 2013

Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton moving to Neel-Schaffer

April 23, 2013

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Longtime Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton is leaving The Clarion-Ledger to become editor of projects and proposals at Neel-Schaffer engineering firm in Jackson. Hampton posted his decision on his Facebook account Monday night. “I’m happy and sad tonight,” he wrote. “Excited about a new job prospect with the Neel-Schaffer engineering firm in Jackson but sad […]

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MCDILL: Boston Globe free articles just one act of kindness after bombing

April 22, 2013

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After a horrific week that included a terrorist bombing, multiple gun battles and a historic manhunt, the city of Boston, Mass. is slowly, painfully getting back to business as usual. Little acts of kindness are starting to emerge in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing and police shootouts that killed four and injured […]

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Belhaven University to break ground on international center

April 22, 2013

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Belhaven University officials will break ground Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the addition of a new international center. The Dr. Billy Kim International Center will be an 18,000 square foot facility located in the center of campus and is projected to cost $4 million. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, […]

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Tech blogger wants Verizon to scrap wireless service contracts

April 22, 2013

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Mike Beauchamp wants mega-telecom Verizon to get rid of contracts for their wireless services. The freelance blogger and self-described techie has started an online petition at Change.org claiming that Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, “has already expressed his willingness to do away with” wireless service contracts. Beauchamp writes: Getting rid of carrier contracts is a win for […]

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What Do William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize and Farmland Have in Common? Auctions

April 22, 2013

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  By Debra Ferguson Last week, I blogged about a farmland auction in the Mississippi Delta. This week, I find myself writing about an auction of a different kind. There is still a connection to the land, just not in the way you might expect. In 1950, when Mississippi author William Faulkner received a call […]

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CARTER: FAA’s tower closing plan (ploy) having intended effect

April 19, 2013

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  Aviation business professionals say it was glaringly obvious what the Federal Aviation Administration was up to with its initiative to cut off funding to “contract” air traffic control towers. If you want to get a politician’s attention, promise to whack contract towers at around 150 regional airports and shut down another 30 or so […]

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Proposal to allow gay Boy Scouts heads for council vote

April 19, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The proposal, unveiled Friday after weeks of private leadership deliberations, will be submitted to the […]

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PBS puts national spotlight tonight on HOPE’s financial literacy efforts

April 19, 2013

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HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) and the Mississippi College Savings Account program will be featured on tonight’s (April 19)episode of Need to Know, a nationally broadcast Public Broadcasting System news magazine. MPTV airs the show at 7:30. In recognition of financial literacy month, the show highlights how the program helps families overcome the challenges […]

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Delta Regional Authority supplies $1M grant for community college/employer training partnerships

April 19, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need. This third round of funding since 2009 under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants […]

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MDA: Mississippi businesses invited to business missions to Costa Rica, Panama

April 19, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of Mississippi businesses on a business development mission to San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama from July 14-20, 2013. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create new business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “In recent […]

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