Archive | August, 2013

Attention farmers: Mini-notebook writes in the rain

August 30, 2013

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All the way from Tacoma, Washington, it’s the Rite in the Rain All-Weather Mini-Notebook. The notebook’s patented, environmentally safe, all-weather writing paper sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. Best used with a pencil, the wood-based paper also stays clean from moisture, dirt, grime and many other substances. Chinook Tools shows in […]

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Lt. Gov. Reeves appoints three to public charter school board

August 30, 2013

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today appointed three individuals with strong experience in education to the newly created Public Charter Schools Authorizing Board. The board will monitor the creation and management of public charter schools in Mississippi. Reeves appointed Ridgeland attorney Tommie Cardin, Ocean Springs Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter and Oxford businesswoman Karen Elam to the board. […]

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New curbs on military surplus gun imports among Obama’s new firearms rules

August 29, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations, the Associated Press reports. Four months after a […]

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Joel Bomgar to speak at Madison County Foundation

August 29, 2013

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Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, will speak Friday at the 18th annual Madison County Foundation membership meeting. The meeting will be held at 12:00 pm at the Jackson Country Club. “I am looking forward to speaking to such a distinguished group of business leaders. We all share the same commitment of driving […]

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Foreclosures, late mortgage payments down in Jackson, rest of state

August 28, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — More metro Jackson homeowners are making their mortgage loan payments on time and staying out of foreclosure, real estate research and data firm CoreLogic reported Wednesday, and noted metro foreclosures finished June below the national average. Foreclosures and tardy mortgage payments decreased statewide as well in June, CoreLogic said. For June, CoreLogic […]

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Belhaven University named “College of Distinction”

August 28, 2013

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JACKSON- For a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Belhaven University was found to excel in all four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful […]

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‘Colonel Reb’ title now ‘Mr. Ole Miss’

August 28, 2013

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OXFORD — When students at the University of Mississippi vote this fall on their favorite campus personalities, “Colonel Reb” won’t be on the ballot. Instead, students will pick from candidates for “Mr. Ole Miss,” a popularly elected male honor roughly equivalent to the female honor “Miss Ole Miss.” Fall personality elections are Sept. 24 Student […]

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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

August 27, 2013

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It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on […]

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Clinton native Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves WWE career

August 27, 2013

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JACKSON- Ted DiBiase Jr. has announced he is leaving the professional wrestling world and his position as a star with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The Clinton native said in a press release and YouTube video that he is looking forward to spending more time with his family and other business pursuits. It was also announced that DiBiase […]

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Ole Miss law school sets up free legal clinic

August 27, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that provides free legal assistance to low-income people is teaming with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project for a clinic to help qualifying Lafayette county residents with family law matters. The clinic, set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the UM School of Law, will help participants prepare […]

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