Archive | November, 2013

BOBBY HARRISON: 2015 Legislature could face a teacher pay controversy

November 27, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The rapidly approaching 2014 legislative session – not 2015 – will be the time to take up any controversial proposals. The 2015 session will be in an election year. In election years, legislators and the governor only want to deal with feel-good issues – the type of proposals that guarantee votes. For instance, […]

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Foreclosures dip statewide in September

November 26, 2013

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Foreclosure rates in Jackson dropped more than a half percentage point in September compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, foreclosures statewide dropped by nearly two-thirds of a percentage point in September from September 2012, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate research firm. The CoreLogic data shows that the […]

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Pickering to run for Senate if Cochran decides against reelection

November 26, 2013

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Add State Auditor Stacey Pickering to the list of potential candidates for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) decides not to seek reelection in 2014. Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bullfighting in Mississippi is a cruel event; boycott

November 26, 2013

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OPEN LETTER TO PETE CASTONERA – ORGANIZER OF MISSISSIPPI BULLFIGHTING Very disappointed with you Pete. There was I advising opponents of your Mississippi Bullfighting promotion not to type personal insults and praising you for allowing us to debate the topic and what do you do? Ban me from commenting! That’s what the big bosses used do in […]

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Weather continues to affect holiday plans; state could see flooding, snow

November 26, 2013

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Mississippians are facing a very wet — and perhaps somewhat white — Thanksgiving as a large, active front moves through the state dumping heavy rain that could change over to wet snow later today. The big problem right now is rain. Parts of Mississippi are under a flood watch through today. The National Weather Service […]

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BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC expanding to manufacturing facility in Starkville

November 25, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, manufacturer of filing and folder products, announced today the company is expanding operations to the city of Starkville in the South Hangar building on Airport Road. BSP will create at least 25 new jobs and represents a company investment of at least […]

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Jackson Furniture to open 2 Mississippi plants, hire 250

November 25, 2013

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Jackson Furniture of Cleveland, Tenn., is expanding its manufacturing operations into Mississippi with the opening of plants in Itawamba County’s Mantachie and Union County’s Myrtle. The maker of motion and stationary furniture says it is investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs over three years at the two locations. Jackson Furniture will manufacture motion furniture […]

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Particulars on picking the perfect pecan

November 25, 2013

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It’s the holiday season and there is one burning question yet to be answered. No, not how does Santa fly around the world in one night. Rather, how is one to choose the perfect pecan? In addition to buying Mississippi pecans in the shell or already shelled, cooks find a dizzying array of nut sizes, […]

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Wal-Mart board elects Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as company CEO

November 25, 2013

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Wal-Mart’s board of directors have elected Doug McMillon as the company’s next CEO. Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world’s largest retailer. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced Monday that its board of directors elected […]

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Folks line up to rent an historic bridge

November 25, 2013

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It is rather an unusual business proposition. In the market for a bridge? Why not rent one? People in Columbus may soon have the chance. City property manager and Trotter Convention Center director Frank Goodman tells The Commercial Dispatch that he has already received calls from people interested in holding wedding receptions on the historic […]

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