Archive | July 2nd, 2013

Jackson TV stations negotiating with DISH on agreements

July 2, 2013

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Raycom, which operates WLBT and WDBD television stations in the Jackson area, has yet to reach a retransmission agreement with DISH Network as the deadline nears. The companies have until July 31 to reach an agreement or DISH must discontinue the stations’ signals. Media General, meanwhile, which owns WJTV, last week provided DISH with a […]

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Columbus building new jobs with arrival of sustainable brick maker

July 2, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi – Sustainable building products maker CalStar is setting up manufacturing operations in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park. The company will hire 17 workers when the plant opens in the first quarter of 2014 and increase to 58 employees over three years. Wisconsin-based CalStar is putting $8 million into a 100,000-square-foot building shell in […]

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Fox Business: Country’s oldest logos

July 2, 2013

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FoxBusiness.com has published an interesting photo gallery of some of the country’s oldest logos. Brands featured include the country’s oldest belonging to the John Deere tractor and agriculture equipment company. Coca-Cola and Prudential are also among the nation’s oldest logos as well as Dupont and Sherwin-Williams.  

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C Spire activates Brandon cell site

July 2, 2013

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C Spire Wireless says it has activated a new cell site east of the city of Brandon. The new site will reportedly increase network performance in portions of Rankin County and improve wireless coverage and capacity along Shiloh Road south of Interstate 20 and towards state Highway 43 south of the city of Pelahatchie. Source: C […]

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Southern League baseball team backs out of gun giveaway promotion

July 2, 2013

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HUNTSVILLE. Alabama — The Huntsville Stars have cancelled Wednesday’s “Second Amendment Night” promotion in which the Southern League baseball team was to have given away three weapons through a raffle. The cancellation came after national publicity of the event, and pressure applied by both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Winners of the raffle […]

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Report: Jackson one of country’s most violent cities

July 2, 2013

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Business Insider reports that Jackson, Mississippi is one of the country’s most violent cities. The information comes from a new FBI study that analyzed the nationwide rise in violent crime last year. Jackson ranked #8 ahead of Baltimore and Newark in the top ten list of violent U.S. cities that also included perennial offenders St. […]

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