Archive | June 17th, 2013

FYI: Charter School 101 meeting scheduled

June 17, 2013

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The Mississippi Coalition for Public Charter Schools will be holding an informational conference next week at the Woolfolk Building in downtown Jackson to discuss the ins and outs of charter school formations in Mississippi. Attendees can register for the June 25 conference here. The cost is $15. MCPCS says the conference will outline the basics of […]

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Study: Survey maps point out America’s pronunciation melting pot

June 17, 2013

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Did you ever wonder the correct way to pronounce words like caramel, crayon or lawyer? A recent linguistics survey by the University of North Carolina visualized here in interactive graphs points out that the “correct” way may depend on where you live. For example, from Florida to Maine and as far west as Louisiana, folks use […]

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Pinnacle resolves FTC complaint in purchase of Ameristar Casinos

June 17, 2013

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Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg

The sale of Ameristar Casinos to Pinnacle Entertainment is ready to move forward after Pinnacle said it has reached a tentative agreement on a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission. The sale includes Ameristar in Vicksburg, which employs 800 at its 72,210-square-foot casino and hotel. In addition to Vicksburg, Ameristar owns and operates casino facilities in St. […]

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Coopwood to MBJ: Gov. Bryant’s comments taken out of context

June 17, 2013

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Let’s take a closer look at Gov. Phil Bryant’s comments he made a couple of weeks ago when he responded to the question, “How did America get so mediocre?” As we all know, Bryant has been demonized by the liberal press for his response… well, the part of his response on which they chose to […]

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