Archive | October, 2013

Palin says Miss. stop part of her crusade to KO GOP establishment candidates

October 18, 2013

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Add Mississippi to former Alaska half-term governor and Tea Party celeb Sarah Palin’s dance card, USA Today says. In a story Thursday, the national newspaper reported that after campaigning in the failed U.S. Senate effort of Tea Party Republican Steve Lonegan, the 2008 GOP veep candidate vowed to push on to campaign for Tea Party […]

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Miss. has $1.57 million less for classrooms as money goes to lawmen in schools

October 18, 2013

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  JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi’s Legislature is taking $1.57 million out of the state budget to put guns in schools. It’s all part of the state’s plan to place what it says will be 157 “trained” law enforcement officers on campuses with the start of the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing program. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a […]

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Venture Technologies shows off mobile cloud at technology fair

October 18, 2013

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Ever wonder where your digital data goes when it instantly zips off to the cloud? Well, Venture Technologies can take the cloud to you. The Ridgeland-based IT solutions provider had its mobile cloud on full display Thursday at its annual Technology Fair at the Country Club of Jackson. Some 24 of Venture’s technology partners participated […]

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Tea Party’s McDaniel running for U.S. Senate against Thad in 2014

October 17, 2013

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Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel

ELLISVILLE, Mississippi — Second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Thursday that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, a decision that likely pits him against longtime incumbent Thad Cochran in the Republican primary. Cochran turns 76 in December and is expected to announce late this year whether he’ll seek re-election to the Senate seat […]

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State Port at Gulfport, Island View Casino sign 10-year lease

October 17, 2013

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Rick Carter and Terry Green, co-owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, have extended their lease with the Mississippi State Port Authority to expand Island View’s hotel operations and add amenities. Carter and Green already announced a multimillion dollar renovation of their hotel property on the south side of U.S. 90. They plan to […]

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Palazzo, Nunnelee held hard line; voted against shutdown resolution

October 17, 2013

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Mississippi Republican Reps. Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee voted against a resolution last night that ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper and Democrat Bennie Thompson and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, voted for the resolution. Palazzo says the resolution did nothing to address health care overhaul and […]

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Federal shutdown ends! Workers begin returning to jobs, sites reopen

October 17, 2013

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Barriers went down at National Park Service sites and thousands of furloughed federal workers began returning to work across the country today after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. The Office of Personnel Management announced that workers should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day — today […]

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Everybody in Coast city hopes natural gas leaks stopped soon

October 17, 2013

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Moss Point officials are worried about where all of the city’s natural gas is going and the cost, and all are concerned in this Coast city about safety issues surrounding natural gas line leaks. Hopefully all will rest a little easier soon. The city of Moss Point has received four bids for repair work on […]

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USM unveils new graduate business education program

October 17, 2013

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The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi has launched a new graduate program for those looking for more business education regardless of their course of study. In fact, the program was born out needs of those in the health care arena. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines […]

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State’s Medicaid refusal puts 1 of 3 poor Mississippians into Obamacare coverage gap

October 16, 2013

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Nearly one-third of Mississippians poor will fall into the “coverage gap” created by Mississippi and 25 other states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health News reports the study concluded that about 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults […]

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