Archive | November 11th, 2013

Mississippi’s revenue buoyed by corporate tax collections

November 11, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi – State revenue collections continue to be strong, outpacing by 7.6 percent what was collected during the same time period last year, thanks in large part to a surge in corporate tax collections. Strong collections for the current year come on the heels of the previous two years where tax […]

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Weather service issues freeze warning for much of Mississippi

November 11, 2013

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A strong cold front will move across the area on Tuesday with gusty northerly winds and colder temperatures. Lows will fall below freezing Tuesday night and into the mid to upper 20s Wednesday night bringing an end to the growing season.

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Nike to launch new factory store at Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl

November 11, 2013

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Nike’s newest factory retail location will open at Outlets of Mississippi at 10 a.m. Thursday with grand opening events taking place through Sunday. Representing the world’s leading sport brand, Nike Factory Store offers Nike performance product in a premium environment that serves athletes of all ages. » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi announces name change, additional […]

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Goodbye, Turner Field; Braves to Cobb in 2017

November 11, 2013

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The Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County and move there from Turner Field at the start of the 2017 season, team officials said today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, in a meeting with a small group of reporters, said the new ballpark […]

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Raytheon adds jobs, expands in Forest

November 11, 2013

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FOREST, Mississippi — Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area. Company officials and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Monday in Forest. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse says in a news release that the company will add 20,000 square feet […]

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

November 11, 2013

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Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, selected Steve Jent to lead the event as the new Tournament Director. The hire comes on the heels of Sanderson Farms announcing its three-year extension through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR FedExCup season, and the move of the event from the July date it has held […]

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The BBC’s Skyship 600 — world’s largest — passes over Mississippi

November 11, 2013

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MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long […]

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

November 11, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo […]

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Delta Council sets big agenda for board meeting

November 11, 2013

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There is a full agenda planned for the upcoming annual meeting of the board of directors of Stoneville-based Delta Council. Three committee meetings, farm policy and agricultural addresses by two key players from the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill, and an entertaining featured speech after lunch punctuate the Delta Council Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting […]

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