Archive | July 9th, 2013

Presley announces effort to bring high-speed internet to rural north Mississippi

July 9, 2013

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Brandon Presley

JACKSON, Mississippi – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today a new effort to enlist the public in bringing high speed internet access to North Mississippi. In the vein of the highly successful Zap the Gap campaign which gathers information on wireless cell phone coverage, Presley introduced the Broadband Survey as a means of identifying […]

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Mississippi Arts Commission names Tom Pearson as its new executive director

July 9, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Board of Commissioners has named Dr. Tom Pearson, a native of Hattiesburg, as the agency’s new Executive Director. Pearson will begin his new position in early August, and will work with the Board and the 12 member staff to plan for the future of the agency. “After […]

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Sluggo Davis elected President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association; board named

July 9, 2013

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TUPELO – During its 90th Annual Convention held in Tupelo last month, W. E. “Sluggo” Davis of DeSoto County was elected President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association. Doug Touchstone of Pike County was elected Vice President, and Arthur Johnston of Madison County was elected Secretary Treasurer. “This is a big honor for me and […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

July 9, 2013

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Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary. In this Ted Talk, Michael Green says he wants […]

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US foreclosure inventory down 29 percent nationally from a year ago

July 9, 2013

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CoreLogic today released its May National Foreclosure Report with a supplement featuring quarterly shadow inventory data as of April 2013. According to CoreLogic analysis: There were 52,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in May 2013, down from 71,000 in May 2012, a year-over-year decrease of 27 percent. On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures increased 3.5 percent, from […]

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