Archive | May 30th, 2013

New York Times gives readers a 36-hour visit to Jackson

May 30, 2013

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When movie crews descended on Jackson in 2010 to film “The Help,” based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about the city’s maids in the 1960s, they transformed the streets of its trendiest neighborhood into a retro backdrop. Given locals’ loyalty to mom-and-pop stores like Brent’s Drugs, where you can still sit at the counter and order […]

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General Dynamics’ newest Hattiesburg call center to create 1,000 jobs

May 30, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi –A new General Dynamics customer call center announced Thursday for the Cloverleaf Center here is expected to generate up to 1,000 new jobs over the next few months. The jobs are in addition to another General Dynamics’ call center that will hire 225 people this summer and another 25 workers by next spring. […]

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Dry days allowing rice plantings to near completion

May 30, 2013

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STONEVILLE, Mississippi – A few dry days in a row have let Mississippi rice growers get three-quarters of their planned cropped planted and set them on pace to complete their plantings by the end of this week. On the downside, herbicide drift across large field – most likely from aerial spraying — is becoming a […]

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Startups win big at annual Venture Challenge

May 30, 2013

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Winners of the sixth annual Innovate Mississippi New Venture Challenge competition have been announced. Mississippi innovators and technology entrepreneurs from more than 40 companies competed on May 21 to promote their various business plans. Participants from start-up or existing companies pitched their plans to a special panel of Mississippi’s top entrepreneurs and investors. Cash prizes […]

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ROSS REILY: Barry Lyons should be given his due at new Biloxi stadium

May 30, 2013

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When all of the dignitaries line for the first pitch at the new minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi next April they should be doing it on a field named for Barry Lyons. Sure, there will be naming rights for the stadium just like in Pearl at Trustmark Park where the Mississippi Braves play. However, […]

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Gov. Bryant says White House can’t pay its bills as National Guard braces for 1,400 furloughs

May 30, 2013

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Furlough notices are going out this week to more than 1,400 Mississippi National Guardsmen as well as hundreds of Navy, Air Force and civilian personnel at the Seabee base in Gulfport, Ingalls Shipyard, and Keesler Air Force Base. A Keesler spokesman told ABC affiliate WLOX that its furloughs begin July 8 and will end October […]

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