Archive | May, 2013

C Spire rolls out 4G LTE summer expansions

May 24, 2013

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C Spire Wireless announced plans today to expand its 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband services to nearly a half million consumer and business customers in Mississippi this year. The company plans to continue the roll out of 4G LTE mobile broadband services beginning in August to new areas that cover […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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Stillbirth a capital crime? Mississippi Supreme Court must decide

May 23, 2013

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The cause of any given miscarriage or stillbirth is difficult to determine, and many experts believe there is no conclusive evidence that exposure to drugs in utero can cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. A Lamar County woman whose blood tests showed traces of illegal drug use after she birthed a stillborn child would go to […]

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Congressmen live large on farm supports while fighting federal food safety net

May 23, 2013

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In supporting billions of dollars in cuts to federal food assistance, a U.S. House Republican from Tennessee and a fellow GOP member from California insist the government has no business feeding the hungry but themselves receive tens of thousands of dollars annually in farm subsidies. House Agriculture Committee members Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug […]

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Q&A: David Landrum talks about new season for Livingston Farmers Market

May 23, 2013

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Livingston Farmer’s Market kicks off its spring season tonight with a special concert by Grammy-winning country music star Travis Tritt. Located at the corner of Highway 463 & 22 in Madison County the market is open every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The concert starts at 7:00 PM at the Livingston lake and tickets […]

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Main Street Association, tourism professionals take Heritage Highway roadtrip

May 23, 2013

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Representatives from Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) and Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Division of Tourism, recently traveled along Mississippi Highway 82 as part of a regional tourism initiative to celebrate its designation as the state’s first Heritage Highway. MMSA and MDA Tourism representatives explored the towns and cities of Columbus, Eupora, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Kilmichael, […]

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James Franco discusses “As I Lay Dying” at Cannes festival premier

May 22, 2013

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In a special video interview this week with The Hollywood Reporter, actor James Franco discusses his upcoming film “As I Lay Dying” in conjunction with its world premier at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie, based on William Faulkner’s dark Southern Gothic novel, was filmed on location in Mississippi. “I first read it when I was fifteen […]

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Olive Branch’s Sam Thomasson turns frustration into new business for the hearing impaired

May 22, 2013

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When Kate Thomasson was just a toddler she had lost most of her hearing. After trying numerous hearing aids that failed to fully remedy her problem, Kate’s frustrated father decided to take matters into his own hands. An accomplished electrical engineer and entrepreneur, Sam Thomasson vowed to use his expertise to create a revolutionary new […]

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C Spire starts Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders

May 22, 2013

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C Spire Wireless is now accepting customer pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 touchscreen smartphone, which will be introduced this summer on their network. “This phone features a unique suite of easy to use innovations that promise to change how consumers interact with their primary communications device,” said Kevin Hankins, COO for C […]

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J-2X engine tests at Stennis Space Center highlighted in NASA video

May 22, 2013

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Engineers are installing the J-2X engine E10002 in the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The installation is in preparation for a new series of tests, where the engine will be gimbaled, or pivoted, during test firings. Gimbal tests are an important part of the design process. When […]

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