Archive | December, 2013

(VIDEO) Boehner takes on The Tea Party

December 12, 2013

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Hours before a budget bill vote, House Speaker John Boehner sharply criticized the tea party and outside conservative groups opposed to the legislation, saying they’re seeking to further their own objectives, not those of the Republican Party.

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Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt posts largest increase since ’08

December 12, 2013

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Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew to its highest level in five years in the third quarter, increasing by $25.2 billion as all four major investor groups increased their holdings, a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says. That is a 1 percent increase over the second quarter of 2013. Total commercial/multifamily debt outstanding […]

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Doctors at UMMC complete state’s first pancreas transplant

December 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s record of firsts, surgeons transplanted a pancreas and kidney into a 49-year-old man on Thursday night, marking the first such event for the state and final piece of UMMC’s abdominal transplant line. “Our goal has been to build a complete and high-functioning abdominal transplant […]

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HOME RUN! Tupelo lands 2014 national softball convention

December 12, 2013

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Like a number of communities across the state, the city of Tupelo has targeted sports and sports-related events as source of new money into the community. And officials have snagged a gem. The city of Tupelo has won a bid to host a national softball convention in 2014. Mayor Jason Shelton and Tupelo Convention and […]

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ALUMA-FORM locating manufacturing operations in Walnut

December 11, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant, officials from ALUMA-FORM and local leaders broke ground today on the company’s new manufacturing facility in the Walnut Industrial Park in Walnut, Miss., in Tippah County. The project represents a company investment of $6.7 million and will create 125 new jobs. From the Walnut location, ALUMA-FORM will manufacture and distribute […]

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D’Iberville debuts affordable housing community for 55-and-older residents

December 11, 2013

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D’IBERVILLE – As many municipalities across the country struggle to provide affordable housing for the aging Baby Boomer population, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has found a solution with the recent opening of Riverside, an adult waterfront community located in D’Iberville. Riverside was made possible through a unique private/public/non-profit partnership. Officials with Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp., […]

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Stennis Space Center hitting on all cylinders with SpaceX, others

December 11, 2013

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi — It was a big win for John C. Stennis Space Center when SpaceX, one of the hottest commercial spaceflight companies, said in October that it would use SSC to test its next generation Raptor engine. The decision added another commercial company to SSC’s already impressive roster of private companies using SSC facilities to get […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Cochran holds important place in Mississippi’s history

December 11, 2013

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On my nearly stone-age era telephone/answering machine at my desk in the state Capitol is a message left by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. It has survived since 2009. I had called his spokesman earlier that particular day to get a comment on a Medicaid-related issue. I really expected his spokesman to get a comment and […]

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C Spire to acquire Alabama-based Callis Communications

December 11, 2013

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C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. Based in Mobile, Alabama, Callis serves customers in key business markets across the Southeast and, for the sixth consecutive year, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunications and cloud communications companies […]

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Bryant proclaims 2014 ‘The Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming’

December 11, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed 2014 as the “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” during a ceremony with renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, a Mississippi native. The “Year of the Creative Economy” will feature both ongoing events and new activities throughout the year and will highlight the state’s vast talent across the creative spectrum […]

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