Archive | March, 2014

Bad rap? County cancels contract for Lil Boosie concert

March 26, 2014

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Folks planning on seeing rap artist Lil Boosie in a concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds may be in for a disappointment An attorney for a spring break promotion group say they are still hoping to host a Lil Boosie rap concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds despite a contract dispute with Jackson County. The […]

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Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

March 25, 2014

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Tennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has […]

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Morren new plant manager at Eaton Aerospace in Jackson

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi — Power management company Eaton has named Reed Morren plant manager of the Aerospace Group’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division manufacturing facility in Jackson. He will report to Mike Gallant, the Aerospace Group’s vice president of Manufacturing Operations. “Reed’s leadership experience and drive for results are aligned with […]

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

March 25, 2014

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The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by […]

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Nissan announces leadership changes

March 25, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Three changes at the Canton plant were among a number of leadership changes Nissan announced today within its North and Latin America operations. – Masaaki Imai, currently managing Deputy General Manager, Trim & Chassis Engineering, Nissan Motor Company, is named senior director, Manufacturing, with responsibility for New Model and Vehicle Production […]

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Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

March 25, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has been appointed to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. The Democratic leader joins former Wyoming Gov. James Geringer, a Republican, as an appointee to the Governing Board. Their terms will end on September 30, 2017 The Governing Board […]

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NRA endorses Thad Cochran

March 25, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and […]

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Watkins’ defense says Hosemann’s claims are ‘absurd’

March 25, 2014

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David Watkins, the president of Watkins Development, has responded to the finding of the Secretary of State Office’s hearing officer, attorney Robert Bailess of Vicksburg, and the affirmation of that finding by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Speaking through his spokesperson, lawyer Lance Stevens, the Watkins defense team states: “The finding of the hearing officer […]

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MetroCast deploys Fiber to the Home technology in Carthage

March 24, 2014

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Special to the MBJ CARTHAGE, Mississippi – MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider with offices in eight Mississippi communities, has announced the deployment of an advanced fiber-optic technology for its customers in Carthage. As a result, MetroCast customers in Carthage will receive more than 150 new video channels, Internet at speeds of up […]

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Treasurer Fitch: Today’s pepaid college program restart will help erase shortfall

March 24, 2014

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By Lynn Fitch The Board of Directors for the College Savings Plans of Mississippi voted Monday to reopen Mississippi’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program (MPACT) for new enrollees beginning in fall 2014. The decision to reopen MPACT brings full circle a process the Board and the State Treasurer’s Office began 18 months ago. In 2012, […]

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