Archive | August, 2013

Consultant calls Biloxi stadium site a “9 or 10″

August 20, 2013

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

How much will a minor league baseball stadium mean to the Biloxi economy? According to consultant Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago, Biloxi’s downtown stadium site rates a “9 or 10″ on a 10-point scale. Comparing it other Southern League stadiums, he said the potential attendance is “far and away the leader from […]

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CPA firms Eubank, Betts and Haddox Reid to merge

August 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson accounting firm of Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood, PLLC will merge with Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC in October, according a news release on eubankbetts.com. At that time, the combined firm will practice under the new name of Haddox, Reid, Eubank, Betts, LLP. Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood began on May […]

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Nissan equips next-generation Titan truck with turbo diesel engine

August 20, 2013

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At the kickoff of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan’s global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next- generation full-size pickup. The available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next generation Titan as a result of the […]

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Get your kilt ready for the 22nd annual CelticFest

August 19, 2013

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JACKSON – CelticFest Mississippi will celebrate its 22nd year on September 6-8 at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. The event was founded and organized by the Celtic Heritage Society and will kick off weekend activities on Friday from 7:00 p.m. till midnight and run from 10:00 a.m. to midnight the following two days. CelticFest […]

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Whiskey tasters gear up for 15th Kindred Spirits tasting

August 19, 2013

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JACKSON- The Kindred Spirits Whiskey Tasting, now in its 15th year, enjoys the informal title as the “Largest Whiskey Tasting in the South,” both in attendance and representation of the whiskeys. Shifting away from the sit-down format, Kindred Spirits allows taster to build his or her own self-paced whiskey tasting. Each admission receives a whiskey […]

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AirGuide cranks up in new Clarksdale plant

August 16, 2013

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CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – A loss for Mexico and Texas officially became Clarksdale’s gain Friday as AirGuide opened a new plant here in which it will manufacture products ranging from heating-and-air conditioning fixtures to lighting designed to reduce hospital infections. The more than half-century-old company based in Hialeah, Fla., next to Miami, manufactures parts for the […]

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“Duck Dynasty” star mistaken for being homeless, thrown out of NYC hotel

August 16, 2013

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The New York Daily News is reporting that A&E “Duck Dynasty” star Jase Robertson was kicked out of  a New York City hotel when staff mistook him for a vagrant. The heavily-bearded Robertson, who works for the popular Louisiana-based “Duck Commander” hunting equipment store,  joked that he was a victim of “facial profiling.” Daily News […]

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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

August 15, 2013

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The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still […]

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Outlets of Mississippi reveals tenant line-up with addition of 19 newly-announced brands

August 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Outlets of Mississippi, a 325,000 square foot outlet shopping destination that will celebrate its grand opening beginning November 14, is announcing a collection of 19 additional merchants that have joined its tenant roster, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Thursday. “As we near the completion of construction, we are delighted to welcome […]

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CARTER: NYC vodka protest brings return of Stoli Syndrome

August 14, 2013

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Let me ask ya’ll this: Say you are a plumber. Would you remember a screw up going back three decades? I’m not talking about the time you parked your butt on a bathroom sink and caused the whole thing to come crashing down and water to pour out like the Banzai Pipeline. You know, a […]

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