Archive | November, 2013

Highland Village in Jackson renews fashion icon Maison Weiss

November 20, 2013

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WS Development is pleased to announce the lease renewal for the long standing fashion icon Maison Weiss. The store has been at Highland Village since it was founded by Nell and Bernie Weiss in August of 1975. Their Grandson Ken Szilasi and his wife Tracy have been running the store since the early 1980’s. Maison […]

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Talk about tradition — Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree oldest in nation

November 20, 2013

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Here’s a trivia question: Where would one go to experience the oldest singing Christmas tree in the U.S.? Answer: Right here in Mississippi. Belhaven University’s Singing Christmas Tree began in 1933 and is the first and oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree event in the country. This year will mark the 81st anniversary of the tree. […]

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Atlanta fast-food supplier reviving dormant Jackson distribution center

November 20, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A long vacant refrigeration and dry storage distribution center at Jackson’s Hawkins Field Industrial Park has a new owner that plans nearly $1 million in upgrades to the warehouse and the initial hiring of 30 warehouse workers and drivers. Atlanta-based Customized Distributors LLC will grow to 50 workers over the next two […]

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann returns more than $9.7 million to Gulf Coast

November 19, 2013

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GULFPORT, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented the Mississippi Gulf Coast Legislative Delegation and the Department of Marine Resources with a check today for $9,755,926.46 to benefit Gulf Coast residents–the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast to date. “The tidelands check is a crucial component to preserving the culture of […]

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C Spire launches PERCS upgrades: Device upgrades that are simpler

November 19, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — The world doesn’t wait to advance every two years, so why should wireless users? New devices, apps and accessories get better every day, which is why C Spire thinks consumers shouldn’t be forced to wait two years or pay exorbitant prices to get the latest and greatest devices. C Spire rolled out […]

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Area Development Magazine ranks Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates

November 19, 2013

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. (PSC photo)

  JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that Area Development, a national site selection publication, recently ranked Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates related to economic development and job growth. “I am proud that the economic development community around the country is taking note of the pro-jobs […]

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Scientists looking for new weapons to fight cotton-damaging insect

November 19, 2013

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Cotton has made a rebound over the last few years, but growers still face challenges. One of those is damage from insects. However, new research shows potential for offering new strategies to limit tarnished plant bug damage in cotton, though sure options already exist. Mississippi State University scientists and Extension specialists have compiled decades of […]

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Mississippi earns top spot for excellence in advanced manufacturing

November 18, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – The state of Mississippi has earned a “Top Five Award of Excellence” in advanced manufacturing by national publication Expansion Solutions magazine. The ranking will officially be released Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Expansion Solutions’ upcoming edition. “All you have to do is look at the list of global companies that have located in the […]

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Event to take long look at growing wild hog problem

November 18, 2013

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Wild hogs continue to pose a threat to agriculture and public health in Mississippi, and now an event will address the issue and hopefully come up with some solutions. Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring a seminar in Pontotoc to educate the public on the need to manage the exploding population of wild hogs. […]

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Smithville celebrates new domed gym-disaster structure as tornado recovery continues

November 15, 2013

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SMITHVILLE, Mississippi — Monroe County received a check for $1.4 million Friday to put toward the cost of building the Smithville school’s new monolithic dome gym, a tornado-resistant structure that replaces the gym destroyed on April 27, 2011 by an EF5 tornado that roared through the center of town, killing 16 people. The domed gym […]

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