Archive | December 5th, 2013

BOBBY HARRISON: Earlier MAEP funding promises haven’t been kept

December 5, 2013

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BOBBY HARRISON

By Bobby Harrison  In 2006, a number of Republican legislators crammed into then-Gov. Haley Barbour’s state Capitol office for the signing of a bill to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The only Democrat in the group was then-House Committee Chair Cecil Brown of Jackson. Brown waited with the group for the governor for […]

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JACKSON JILTED —Southwest Airlines pulling up stakes and leaving Mississippi

December 5, 2013

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Central Mississippi’s airline travel choices sustained a severe blow Thursday with an announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will cease flight service at Jackson-Medgar Evers International on June 7. Company spokesman Brad Hawkins said years of charting passenger counts at Jackson’s airport led to a conclusion the service was no longer financially worthwhile. “We saw […]

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Pickering named CEO at COMPTEL

December 5, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Capitol Resources LLC announces former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering moves in-house to manage Capitol Resources’ client COMPTEL “We are excited about Chip moving in-house to lead the team at COMPTEL as CEO,” commented Capitol Resources managing partner Clare Hester. “With Chip’s extensive background in telecommunications, this is a natural fit for him […]

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Summit pushes chemical manufacturing in Miss.

December 5, 2013

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The cost of gas

JACKSON, Mississippi — An economist says that Mississippi has an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development. Louisiana State University Professor David Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production. At the Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday, Dismukes presented preliminary results […]

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Mississippi ranked among world’s top places for oil and gas investment

December 5, 2013

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Mississippi hopes to become a key destination for horizontal oil and gas drillers.

JACKSON, Mississippi — Speaking to more than 800 attendees at the Governor’s Energy Summit, Gov. Bryant announced the Fraser Institute has again ranked Mississippi among the world’s most attractive places for oil and gas investment. Mississippi ranks number two globally for energy policy and is first in its tier when energy policy is considered along […]

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Approaching winter storm prompts warnings

December 5, 2013

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Those dreaming of a white Christmas in Northwest Mississippi might get more than they hoped for later this week. Emergency management officials are cautioning residents about the dangers associated with an approaching winter storm expected to bring ice, sleet and possibly snow to the mid-South region. The National Weather Service says counties in eastern Arkansas, […]

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