Archive | November, 2013

No Bull – Authentic bullfighting coming to Jackson

November 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Real bullfighting is coming to Jackson in December, though in this exhibition the bull lives to fight another day. Of course, the matadors enjoy no such guarantee. The inaugural Mississippi Bullfighting exhibition is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, next to the Jackson […]

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Bribery gets former Greenville schools chief 76 months

November 14, 2013

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  Accepting bribes from a school contractor has led to a federal prison sentence of six years and four months for Harvey Franklin, former Greenville Public Schools superintendent. Franklin faced up to 25 years imprisonment. In exchange for guilty pleas, he received 76 months each on two counts and 60 months on a third count […]

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

November 14, 2013

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If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red […]

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Restoration begins on Coast’s ‘other’ lighthouse

November 14, 2013

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While the historic Biloxi Lighthouse is an icon of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is another lighthouse nearby and it is getting a new paint job. Now, officials will turn to renovating the structure’s interior. Workers are whitewashing the Round Island Lighthouse, rebuilt at the foot of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge in Pascagoula. City […]

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Toys“R”Us Outlet among Outlets of Mississippi grand openings

November 13, 2013

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Happily for your family’s youngsters, the Outlets of Mississippi will be offering more than just designer fashions when the 80-store retail complex opens Thursday. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Toys“R”Us will open its newest store at Outlets of Mississippi, 200 Bass Pro Drive. The approximately 5,000-square-foot store offers a wide selection of […]

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Mississippi College’s Jim Rosenblatt will step down as dean, join faculty in August 2014

November 13, 2013

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Jim Rosenblatt, who’s provided extraordinary service as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law for more than a decade, will leave his post in August 2014 to become a law professor on the Jackson campus. The energetic leader of MC Law since August 2003 ranks among the USA’s top 20 longest serving law deans. […]

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MDAC: Don’t get grinched by meat vendors

November 13, 2013

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‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry — unless you get some tainted meat. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is warning Mississippians to be aware that a knock at the door from a meat vendor could spoil your holidays. Due to the season, MDAC reports it usually sees an increase in […]

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State Attorney General Jim Hood hints at action against Blue Cross Blue Shield

November 12, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – As attorney general, Jim Hood has displayed a willingness to take on big business, whether Google, BP, major drug companies or Entergy, if he felt wrongdoing was occurring. Hood, a Democrat, sent word recently he is eying health insurance giant Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I have been […]

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Newt Gingrich to deliver keynote address at Governor’s Energy Summit in Jackson

November 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center. The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and […]

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It’s not kid’s play; it’s serious LEGO competition

November 12, 2013

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A children’s toy will take center stage in Vicksburg this weekend during a new statewide building competition. Teams of Mississippi students, ages 9-14, will compete in the Inaugural 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League tournament on Nov.16 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an annual […]

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