Archive | May 6th, 2013

Cotesworth Center hosts MDA, Main Street

May 6, 2013

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Mississippi legislators, state and local tourism representatives, Main Street directors, and community leaders representing towns and cities along Heritage Highway 82 will be gathering for a reception at the Cotesworth Center for Culture and Heritage in North Carrollton on Friday, May 10 from 4-6 p.m. The occasion at Cotesworth is in celebration of the historic […]

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MDA: Shamrock Plank Flooring locates to Hernando, $1M investment, 25 jobs

May 6, 2013

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Officials from Shamrock Plan Flooring, a division of J.T. Shannon Lumber, announced today the company is expanding its presence in north Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in the 62,900-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Stylecraft Lamps in Hernando, Miss., in DeSoto County. The project represents a company investment of $1 million and will create approximately 25 […]

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Coast casinos adding rooms, restaurants, venues

May 6, 2013

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There’s a 150-room hotel tower sprouting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Isle of Capri is undergoing a major transformation before it becomes the Golden Nugget Biloxi later this year. The Palace Casino in Bilxoi is renovating 236 rooms, and Island View Casino in Gulfport has a new entertainment venue. And there may […]

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Upside of miserable weather: Over-supply of meat could lower price of grilling

May 6, 2013

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Maybe – just maybe – Mississippians who love to grill out will reap an unexpected benefit from the recent cold, rainy weather – lower prices on steaks and other delectables for the grill. Outdoor grilling has been a pursuit delayed for some time now by constant rain that recently was joined by chilly temperatures. The […]

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

May 6, 2013

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The American Gaming Association has compiled its annual “State of the States” report and survey, which shows that gaming nationally continues to grow and is almost back to its 2007 pace. And while Mississippi is struggling a bit in the face of increased competition, the state continues to be a major player in the industry. […]

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Report: BancorpSouth offering early retirements

May 6, 2013

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Arkansas Business is reporting today that Tupelo-based regional banking company BancorpSouth Inc. is asking for voluntary early retirements for some of its workers. The article says the Tupelo-based financial holding company and parent of BancorpSouth Bank is making the offers to those 60 and over and with 10 consecutive years of experience with the company. […]

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

May 6, 2013

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Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, […]

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City of Ridgeland employees lose over 200 pounds

May 6, 2013

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Pound for pound, the City of Ridgeland is proving its serious about health & wellness. City employees recently lost a total of more than 200 pounds in a “Biggest Loser” contest held over 16 weeks from Jan. 9-May 1. Each participant paid $10 to participate and for every pound gained, $1 was paid. To lose […]

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Bomgar recognized as top privately-held job creator in Mississippi

May 6, 2013

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Ridgeland-based Bomgar Corporation is recognized as a leading privately-held job creator within the State of Mississippi in the inaugural ranking of Inc. Magazine’s “Hire Power” Awards, recognizing the privately-held companies that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Senator Will Longwitz, on behalf of the Mississippi Senate, […]

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(VIDEO) Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

May 6, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education — and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don’t have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. The author of “Investing […]

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