Archive | July, 2013

UPDATE: Supervisors want Corps to fix new seawall in Bay St. Louis

July 26, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS The Army Corps of Engineers said Friday they’re working to fix the drainage problem on the north end of the Bay St. Louis seawall near the U.S. 90 bridge. Spokesman Pat Robbins said that sand is clogging up drainage and once it is removed, “engineers will try to develop a solution we […]

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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Former MSU coach in initial Southern League Hall of Fame class

July 26, 2013

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Former Mississippi State University player and head baseball coach Jimmy Bragan is among three initial inductees into the Southern League Hall of Fame. Also in the first class are former league presidents Billy Hitchcock, a former Atlanta Braves coach, and Don Mincher, a 13-year Major League veteran. The league announced the creation of the hall […]

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USDA confirms illegal mistreatment of pigs at vendor to Mississippi schools

July 26, 2013

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» PETA Renews Call for Education Chief to Tear Up Contract With Company   JACKSON, Mississippi — Following a PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated and has released its findings of multiple violations of the federal humane slaughter law at Southern Quality Meats, Inc. (SQM), a Pontotoc slaughterhouse that supplies sausage to […]

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New restaurants opening in Ocean Springs; Maison de Lu moves

July 26, 2013

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Ocean Springs, the restaurant capital of South Mississippi, is adding two more. PHO Vietnamese Restaurant (1504 Government St.) offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Tien Vu promises an elegant dining experience. There’s outdoor dining in a covered courtyard with a fountain and Koi pond. 228-327-8686 Vestige (715 Washington Ave.) serves seasonal American dishes. Alex Perry is […]

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Delta State signs Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines

July 26, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi — The Department of Commercial Aviation at Delta State has recently signed a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., a Georgia corporation. The agreement provides the opportunity for employment for qualifying pilots completing training at Delta State. Dr. Julie Speakes, chair and professor of the Department of Commercial Aviation, views this […]

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Biloxi baseball project still alive, but it may be for 2015

July 25, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window […]

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Trustmark 2Q earnings get boost from wealth management, insurance gains

July 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The wealth management and insurance businesses of $11.7 billion Trustmark Corp. turned in a solid financial performance in the second quarter, the Jackson.-based financial services company announced Wednesday. The website Bank Investment Consultant reports that wealth management services generated $6.9 million in revenue for Trustmark, up 20.4 percent year-over-year. Revenue from insurance […]

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WaPo obituary hails hero of Emmett Till trial

July 25, 2013

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Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young black man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of […]

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J.D. Power ranks Southern region utilities on customer satisfaction

July 25, 2013

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J.D. Power has published the following survey results for its 2013 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The study ranks midsize and large utility companies in four geographic regions including East, Midwest, South and West. Companies in the midsize utility segment serve between 125,000 and 499,999 residential customers, while companies in the large utility segment serve 500,000 […]

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