Archive | September, 2013

Feds: Mississippians will pay among steepest Obamacare rates in U.S.

September 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation, and its residents will pay some of the highest premiums under a federally run health insurance exchange, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The federal government released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a mid-range plan under the exchanges created through the […]

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Mississippi chooses former D.C. schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education.

September 25, 2013

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JEFF AMY, Associated Press   JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s state Board of Education has chosen former Washington., D.C., schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education. A person with direct knowledge of her selection told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the appointment had not yet been formally announced. Wright was the only […]

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Have you checked your car’s airbags lately?

September 25, 2013

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It’s one thing to traffic counterfeit handbags; it’s quite another to deal in bogus airbags. Yes, airbags — those things that are supposed to save lives in the event of a car accident! Turns out it’s a bigger issue than one might think. Fortunately, some groups are working to remedy the problem with a Mississippian […]

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

September 25, 2013

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The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the […]

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REILY: C Spire’s fast fiber has the nation chasing behind Mississippi

September 24, 2013

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While there are still many questions to be answered regarding this week’s announcement from C Spire that it is going to offer home internet service about 100 times faster than the industry norm, the fact is the Ridgeland-based company keeps pushing the envelope in regard to business and technology. For that, Mississippians should be proud. […]

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Former Union County coroner gets 4 years on bogus death investigation claims

September 24, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mark Golding knows where the bodies are buried but is going to jail anyway. Golding, former Union County coroner, received a 4-year prison sentence Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud by a public official. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said an investigation of Golding found he submitted false claims totaling […]

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German automotive component-maker breaks ground in Delta

September 24, 2013

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A German automotive components company has broken ground in the Delta for a new plant. Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Feuer Powertrain GmbH held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in Tunica at the future site of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations. The project represents a $140-million corporate investment and will create 300 new […]

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C Spire Wireless to offer iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c beginning Oct. 1

September 24, 2013

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Apple’s latest smartphones will be available in all of carrier’s retail stores and online at www.cspire.com RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless today announced that it will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, to customers beginning on Oct. 1.

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Family blues — fight continues over Johnson’s estate

September 24, 2013

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Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson’s life was all too short; unfortunately, the in-family fight over his estate continues with all eyes now on the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court heard arguments yesterday in a dispute over two photos of Johnson, who died in 1938 at the age of 28. When the justices might […]

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Casino revenue up, but gaming along river remains depressed

September 23, 2013

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It has been an easy year so far for the state’s casinos, but there is finally some good news, at least for venues on the Coast. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos took in about $179.1 million in August, compared to about $178.4 million a year ago, according to The Associated Press. The 12 […]

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