Archive | February 5th, 2014

Brand compatibility leads CVS to snuff out store tobacco sales

February 5, 2014

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CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores by Oct. 1, making the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain in the first national pharmacy to pull tobacco products from its sales roster. The Christian Science Monitor reports that CVS’s announcement follows years of branding initiatives to retool the mega-retailer not just as a […]

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Pear River prosecutor charged with selling “Stay out of Jail” cards

February 5, 2014

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The official in charge of prosecuting criminal defendants in Pearl River County is himself facing prosecution after charges he traded entrance into a pre-trial diversion program for money. A pre-trail diversion keeps the defendant from incarceration. The indictments against Aaron Russell list one count of altering public records and one count of committing fraud by […]

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Rick Gehr named head golf pro at Beau Rivage’s Fallen Oak course

February 5, 2014

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is pleased to welcome Rick Gehr as Fallen Oak’s new Head Golf Professional. An accomplished golfer and operator, Gehr played in the 1998 US Open and won the national PGA Assistant’s Championship the same year. Prior to joining MGM Resorts’ Fallen Oak, Gehr served as the Director […]

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JSU to hold grand opening of Innovate Faculty Digital Space

February 5, 2014

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Jackson State University will celebrate the grand opening of Innovate — a one-stop-shop for faculty and staff to create and disseminate digital content — on Feb. 6 during the 2nd Annual Democratization of Cyberlearning Summit. Innovate’s grand opening is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, on the first floor of the H.T. Sampson Library. […]

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New program aimed at keeping beehives buzzing

February 5, 2014

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A new program has launched aimed at further protecting threatened honeybees. Jeff Harris, Mississippi State University Extension Service apiculturist, said ongoing discussions over the course of several months resulted in the Mississippi Honey Bee Stewardship Program. “In light of the global decline of honeybee populations, the Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federations facilitated discussions […]

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