Archive | October 4th, 2013

As Karen nears, Department of Health introduces smartphone app for emergencies

October 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Just in time for Tropical Storm Karen to make landfall this weekend, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is introducing a smartphone app to stay up to date on health and safety information throughout Mississippi during an emergency. The MS Ready app will keep you informed of breaking health emergencies and […]

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State auditor cites alarming operational failures in school districts

October 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — More than one in three Mississippi public school districts failed to account for all of the students reported as enrolled in schools in their districts, the Office of the State Auditor said in a report released Friday that said many districts failed to live up to many of their responsibilities. In one […]

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The Buzz on NFL Beer: Jax giving suds away, other teams curbing prices

October 4, 2013

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National Football League ticket prices are higher than ever – and game day crowds may be as well as teams try to keep fans happy by making beer prices a relative bargain. Perennial loser Jacksonville is even giving away beer as a way to replace groans with grins. The Street.com has made a thorough check […]

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VIDEO — Jason Pontin: Are mobile apps all we have to show for our technology needs?

October 4, 2013

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In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what’s happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? In this Ted Talk, […]

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Southern Automotive Conference begins with an upbeat message

October 4, 2013

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By Lisa Monti  The annual Southern Automotive Conference in Biloxi began Thursday sessions with an upbeat economic presentation and wound down with the Mississippi blues. In between, participants heard about workforce, something and something. Peter Ricchiuti, founder and director of the Burkenroad Reports at Tulane University, opened the two day meeting at Beau Rivage by […]

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City likes retail consultant, but waits on outcome of referendum

October 4, 2013

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There’s no chicken-or-egg issue in Horn Lake when it comes to hiring a consultant to help attract more retailers. City officials are near a deal with Birmingham, Ala.-based Retail Strategies, according to The Commercial Appeal, but will hold out until the results of next week’s referendum on a proposed lodging tax. Voters will decide Tuesday […]

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Act now or face possible ‘haunting’ of your home

October 4, 2013

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As we approach Halloween, now is the time to protect our homes from being haunted by creatures that only come out at night. Most people think of certain insects and mice as the critters looking for a cozy spot to spend the winter. But as natural habitats decline, bats are also looking for suitable homes. […]

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