Archive | June 10th, 2013

Mississippi State advances to College World Series

June 10, 2013

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Jonathan Holder pitched out of a ninth-inning jam Monday afternoon to give Mississippi a 6-5 win over Virginia in the completion of a suspended game and a berth in the College World Series next weekend in Omaha, Neb. MSU won the NCAA Super Regional best-of-three series two games to none. Virginia scored […]

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WAPT-TV wins Best Newscast for second consecutive year

June 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — WAPT-TV was awarded a regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It’s the second year in a row 16 WAPT News has won the Emmy for Best Newscast, and the fourth Emmy Award ever won by 16 WAPT News, capping off a big year […]

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013

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A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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“Crazy ants” set to conquer Deep South this summer

June 10, 2013

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The heat and humidity aren’t the only things you have to look forward to this summer. The New York Daily News has published a chilling story on the recent infestation of the South by Nylanderia fulva, swarms of insects better known as “crazy ants.” The crazy ants wreaked havoc in their native Argentina and Brazil before […]

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Jackson has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation

June 10, 2013

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According to a fuel price map on GasBuddy.com, the city of Jackson and surrounding Hinds County has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation. The USA National Gas Price Heat Map has most of Mississippi in the light green to dark green range with an average gas price of $3.09-3.22 per gallon. Other […]

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Out among the stars: Mississippi banks show strength with top Bauer ratings

June 10, 2013

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By Ted Carter Highlighting the strong stability of Mississippi’s banks, Bauer Financial has awarded five-star “Superior” ratings to over half of the state’s banks for their first-quarter performance, including two of the largest banks — Hancock Bank and Trustmark Bank. Two other major Mississippi banking entities — Birmingham-based Regions Bank and Tupelo’s Bancorp South — […]

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