Archive | January 22nd, 2014

Senate task force finds plenty of road, bridge problems but no money for fixes

January 22, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON, Mississippi– A task force created by the 2013 Senate has concluded that the state does not generate enough revenue to take care of its transportation needs. But the task force, which completed its work Tuesday, did not recommend any method to pay for those needs. Senate Transportation […]

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BancorpSouth buying Texas community bank in $209.5 million deal

January 22, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BancorpSouth is moving deeper into Texas, acquiring Central Community Corp., parent of First State Bank Central Texas. First State Bank has 31 branches and is the largest independent bank headquartered in Austin, Texas. The move will boost BancorpSouth’s market share from No. 65 in the state to No. 29. With […]

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Mississippi casino revenues hit lowest yearly mark since 1997

January 22, 2014

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Last year was the weakest gaming revenue year for Mississippi casinos since 1997, according to numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. In 2013, the 30 Mississippi casinos collected $2.136 billion in gross gaming revenue, which is money leftover after players’ winnings are subtracted from wagers. That’s the lowest since 1997 when 24 casinos […]

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Southern Living Magazine has Jackson, Hattiesburg spots among “Best Bars in the South”

January 22, 2014

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Southern Living Magazine has named its “100 Best Bars in the South” and two Mississippi spots have made the cut. Southern Living writer Stephanie Grenada chose the speakeasy-themed Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs in Jackson as well as Branch in Hattiesburg. At The Apothecary in Jackson, Grenada recommends A Doc Noble cocktail, named after a 1960s Brent’s pharmacist, and at […]

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MSU recruiting future doctors through Rural Medical Scholars

January 22, 2014

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Mississippi was facing a shortage of doctors even before the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Now, one public university is offering a program to try to put more physicians to work here in the Magnolia State. Mississippi high school juniors considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in a […]

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