Archive | February 11th, 2014

Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber announces scholarship program

February 11, 2014

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi – The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce is looking for applicants for its 2014 Chamber Scholars Program. All seniors who are enrolled in accredited schools in Bolivar County may apply for the $400 scholarships. Students must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 and a minimum ACT score of 18. A panel of […]

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Uncle Ben’s recalls rice product

February 11, 2014

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GREENVILLE — Following reports of illness among several teachers and schoolchildren in Texas, Greenville’s Mars Foodservices U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of its Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice sold to wholesale suppliers, the Delta Democrat Times reports. The recall does not affect Uncle Ben’s ready-to-heat, boxed, bag and cup products, which are sold in supermarkets […]

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Council vote makes make pro baseball in Biloxi official

February 11, 2014

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

The extended process of bringing baseball to Biloxi has come to an end. Now it’s time to build, then play. The Biloxi City Council passed five measures Tuesday, opening the door to begin construction of a $36 million minor league stadium across the street from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. In votes of 5-2, […]

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Neel-Schaffer announces Keith Purvis as Vice President

February 11, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  Keith Purvis, PE, has been promoted to Vice President of Transportation of Neel-Schaffer. Purvis joined Neel-Schaffer in 2011 after retiring from the Mississippi Department of Transportation as an Assistant Chief Engineer. Purvis leads Neel-Schaffer’s transportation department, working out of the firm’s headquarters office in Jackson, providing expertise on projects throughout Mississippi. “Keith […]

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Model Contractor Development Program begins Feb. 20 in Jackson

February 11, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Development Authority will kick off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the fifth floor training room of the Strayer University building, 460 Briarwood Drive in Jackson. The nine weekly workshops are designed to teach small contractors and businesses practices that will improve their company’s […]

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Charles McCrary to step down as CEO of Alabama Power

February 11, 2014

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Charles McCrary will step down as chief executive officer at Alabama Power Co. at the end of the month, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. McCrary, who has led Alabama Power for 13 years, will be replaced by Mark A. Crosswhite, according to a release from the company. Crosswhite most recently served as COO at […]

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Mississippi sets export record for 4th straight year

February 11, 2014

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Petroleum and coal products are Mississippi

WASHINGTON – Mississippi is one of 16 states to set a record for exports in 2013, according to a release today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Last year was the fourth consecutive year Mississippi has set an export record. Exports last year were $12.4 billion, compared to $11.8 billion in 2012. The export […]

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Silver Airways agrees to cut back flights in Tupelo

February 11, 2014

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Silver Airways has agreed to reduce the number of roundtrip flights between Greenville, Tupelo and Atlanta, as requested by the mayors and airport officials of the Mississippi cities a couple of weeks ago. silverairwayslogo The new schedule will begin March 3, but details are still being worked out. Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson […]

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MDOT reports icing on roads but no closures

February 11, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released an update on road conditions as winter weather moves through the state. MDOT reports ice has been detected on roadways and bridges in dozens counties. These counties include Warren, Winston, Clay, Panola, Leflore, Lafayette, Holmes, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Itawamba, Union, Lee, Pontotoc, Webster, Yalobusha, Montgomery, Carroll, Calhoun, Humphreys, […]

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