Archive | February, 2014

Defense Department to cut Army to pre-WW II size

February 24, 2014

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WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war. Hagel outlined his vision in a speech at the Pentagon, a week before President Barack […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Reporter says Chris McDaniel hedging on key issues

February 24, 2014

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By Bill Crawford If you sense something fishy about Senator Thad Cochran’s upstart opponent, it may be the flip-flopping. Republican senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s issue fickleness was exposed in a recent article by Politico.com reporter Alexander Burns. McDaniel promotes himself as an anti-government, anti-spending purist in the mold of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, […]

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Stennis project to produce “roadmap” for STEM jobs

February 21, 2014

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With high-tech science and technology jobs expected to grow at a faster pace nationwide than other occupations, South Mississippi is embarking on a key project that should help ensure it can satisfy the growing need. In it’s 20th year of operation, the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) is conducting a unique project that will result […]

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Equifax asks U.S. Supreme Court to review DOR tax method ruling

February 21, 2014

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Calling the Mississippi appeals process a virtual local lock for the state’s Department of Revenue, Equifax Credit Information Services has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last summer’s Mississippi Supreme Court decision upholding the method DOR used in taxing Equifax. In a Feb. 19 petition for certiorari, Equifax argues that the Mississippi tax appeals […]

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Suspects decline to talk about Meredith statue vandalism

February 21, 2014

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The University of Mississippi Police Department believes it has identified the individuals who recently vandalized a statue of James Meredith on the UM campus, but the suspects are not being cooperative. Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late yesterday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday […]

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GCRL seminars aim at filling coolers with more fish

February 21, 2014

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As spring approaches, anglers are gearing up to catch some fish. And a series of events offered through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) aims at insuring a better haul in 2014. Marine scientists from GCRL and local professional fishing guides and experts are teaming up to offer a series of […]

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Ridgeland neighborhood qualifies for C Spire fiber network

February 20, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The Ridgeland neighborhood of Bridgewater has become the fourth area of the state to qualify for C Spire’s high-speed 1-Gigabit-per-second fiber to the home Internet and related digital television and home phone services, the telecommunications company announced today. Bridgewater joins areas in Horn Lake and Starkville and the town of Quitman where […]

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Memphis airport to modernize B Concourse, consolidate operations

February 20, 2014

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority today announced plans for modernizing the B Concourse and consolidating operations at the Memphis International Airport. The multi-year, multi-phased plan includes consolidating airline and food, beverage and retail concessions into the B Concourse; and improvements such as additional moving walkways, wider corridors, larger boarding areas, higher ceilings […]

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After ice and snow, state facing new weather threat

February 20, 2014

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After weeks of severe winter weather, state officials are now bracing for spring-like storms. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the threat of a severe weather system forecast to move through the state this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says damaging wind gusts, quarter sized hail and tornadoes could threaten the entire […]

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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

February 20, 2014

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The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada […]

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