Archive | June, 2013

Shareholder vote near on Renasant takeover of First M&F

June 21, 2013

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TUPELO, Mississippi – Affirmative shareholder votes Tuesday will clear the way for Renasant to begin a $119 million acquisition of Kosciusko’s First M&F Corp. in a move designed to give the $4.2 billion regional bank a Central Mississippi presence and increased market shares in the northern part of the state as well as in Tennessee […]

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Innovate Mississippi taps Mayo Flynt for chairman

June 21, 2013

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Innovate Mississippi announces the election of Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi, as chairman of the Innovate Mississippi board of directors. Rich Sun, founder and owner of Sun & Co. was elected vice chairman. “We’re fortunate to have such a high-powered and dedicated board that gives their time so generously to strengthen the innovation economy […]

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Mississippi’s May casino revenues offer economic encouragement

June 21, 2013

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For those who judge casino spending as an indicator of increased leisure spending and economic recovery, May was a good month. Just 30 days after one of the worst casino revenue months in the last 15 years, an abrupt reversal by the state’s Gulf Coast casinos in May have sparked Mississippi casinos to their first […]

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(VIDEO) Camille Seaman: Amazing views from a storm chaser

June 21, 2013

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Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this Ted Talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult. TED Senior Fellow Camille Seaman photographs big ice and big clouds.

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Mississippi doctors, hospitals take different stands on Medicaid expansion

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — With a legislative showdown expected any day now over expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 of the state’s uninsured working poor, the Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what […]

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Mississippi 5th nationally in business startup activity

June 20, 2013

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Mississippi is ranked 5th nationally in the most business startup activity in 2012, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. Mississippi had a startup rate of 430 per 100,000 adults. Montana leads the list with 530 startups per 100,000 adults. Others in the Top 10 are: 2. Vermont, 3. New Mexico, […]

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New road opens at state’s largest research park

June 20, 2013

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STARKVILLE,Mississippi — A new roadway is now open in the state’s largest research park, and its completion sets the stage for expansion, according to Mississippi State University officials. The new four-lane Technology Blvd. connects with U.S. 182 via Verner Hurt Blvd. just west of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Troop G district office, and provides an […]

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2013 award winners

June 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 24th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson. The presentation of awards was made by MMSA Executive Director Bob Wilson and 2013-2014 Board President Joey Hudnall. “This year’s award winners reflect the commitment of many individuals and groups […]

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Worst Review Ever for a Restaurant? WaPo food critic wants hazardous duty pay

June 20, 2013

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La Tagliatella has just opened in Arlington, Va., but has already been deemed a threat to the nation by Washington Post restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema. Dining there is enough to make anyone anti-pasta, he writes in what the newspaper says might be one of the worst thrashings ever given a dining establishment by a WaPo […]

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Vicksburg’s Ameristar will remain Ameristar when sale goes final

June 20, 2013

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In a business where property name changes are a good bet to follow ownership changes, it appears Vicksburg’s Ameristar Casino will maintain its long-standing identity when it merges with Pinnacle Entertainment later this summer. “There won’t be any name changes,” said Anthony Sanfilippo, chief executive officer of Pinnacle said following the company’s suitability and licensure […]

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