Archive | March, 2014

BILL CRAWFORD: Crowers cower from tax plan

March 31, 2014

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What is needed is a thorough restructuring of the tax laws – one that is broad and yet achievable,” crowed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in his “Roadmap for America’s Future” released in 2010. “I believe we must make the tax code simpler and fairer,” crowed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. “We must […]

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Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

March 31, 2014

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By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo high […]

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Extension: Supplemental wildlife feed can harm animals

March 31, 2014

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Offering feed to wildlife is a trend gaining traction in newspaper outdoor columns, outdoor magazines, catalogs, ads and campfire discussions, but the practice can be harmful to wildlife. Manufacturers of such feeds encourage landowners and managers to offer supplemental feeding for a variety of game wildlife species. Simply stated, supplemental feeding is the practice of […]

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Jackson’s gas prices up last week

March 31, 2014

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Average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

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Startup Weekend Jackson 2014 focuses on health care

March 28, 2014

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Startup Weekend Jackson is focusing this year’s Jackson competition on the medical and mobile health industry by seeking innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs in the health care field.  Startup Weekend Jackson will take place May 16-18 at the Leggett Center at Millsaps College. While the focus will primarily be health care technologies and will feature mentors, […]

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House votes for medicinal marijuana oil legislation

March 28, 2014

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Mississippi lawmakers have voted to make the use of marijuana legal— kind of. The Mississippi House of Representatives voted yesterday to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. The House voted 112-6 to pass the final version of House Bill 1231. The Senate still must approve the agreement before […]

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Deadline set for offers on Tupelo’s Lane Furniture plant

March 27, 2014

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  June 19 is the deadline that has been set for offers on bankrupt Furniture Brand’s 430,000 square-foot manufacturing/distribution facility and data center in Tupelo. Property disposition specialist Hilco Real Estate is marketing the Tupelo plant along with 16 Furniture Brands properties involved in the Furniture Brands International bankruptcy case. The portfolio of Thomasville and […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 27, 2014

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By David Hampton The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there — those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times. I listened to many of the veterans of the civil rights […]

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End of an era — Patterson retiring from BancorpSouth board

March 27, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s iconic bankers is finally calling it quits after more than 40 years of service. Aubrey Patterson, chairman of the board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. will retire upon the expiration of his current term. Patterson will serve as a chairman emeritus following the expiration of his term. Patterson served BancorpSouth as president […]

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Delta casino to close; laying off as many as 1,300 workers

March 27, 2014

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While there have been plenty figures released of late showing how the state’s casinos are struggling, there is now tangible proof as the largest casino in the Mississippi Delta has announced it will close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah’s casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as many as 1,300 workers. Las Vegas-based […]

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