Archive | April, 2014

Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’

April 23, 2014

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During a press conference today in Ridgeland, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto unveiled plans for Seafood R’evolution, an upscale restaurant offering a cultural fusion of foods and flavors that have shaped the Gulf Coast culinary landscape for generations. Seafood R’evolution, with a select menu of items paying homage to Mississippi’s rich culinary heritage, will […]

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Wright begins education department realignment

April 23, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — State Superintendent Carey Wright is taking the first steps in an effort to reorganize the Mississippi Department of Education, appointing three top-level executives to report to her. Kim Benton has been named chief academic officer; Todd Ivey has been named chief operations officer; and Pat Ross has been named chief school improvement […]

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School district getting new technology thanks to state law

April 23, 2014

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Students and teachers in one Mississippi school district should be better prepared thanks to receiving new technology under a new state law. The Booneville School District is part of a $1.2 million pilot technology project made possible through legislation championed by state Sens. Terry Burton and Gray Tollison and state House of Representatives member John […]

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Oxford High earns $44K for energy efficiencies

April 22, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford School District has received $44,439 for energy-saving efficiencies built into the new high school. Tennessee Valley Authority regional marketing manager David Sharp made the presentation Monday. Sharp says the rebate reflects 10 cents per kilowatt-hour of projected savings in the 220,000-square-foot school’s first year of operation. Among upgrades are motion […]

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Acco to add 162-job call center in Booneville

April 22, 2014

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BOONEVILLE, Miss. — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment Tuesday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist. The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office […]

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Buck Rogers named GM for new Biloxi Baseball team

April 22, 2014

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Huntsville Stars general manager Buck Rogers will assume the same role in Biloxi next year when the minor league baseball team relocates to the Gulf Coast to play in the Southern League. Owner Ken Young introduced Rogers, 54, at a news conference Tuesday at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The Biloxi Baseball team […]

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Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos building momentum

April 22, 2014

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The gradual makeover of Mississippi’s gaming landscape continued in March as the Gulf Coast casinos continued to out-perform the Mississippi River casinos — including an increase over last year’s gross gaming revenue for the second month in a row. In the first quarter of 2014, Gulf Coast casino gross gaming revenue is up 0.6 percent […]

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Arkansas DHS: 155K signed up for ‘private option’ program

April 21, 2014

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas officials say nearly 70 percent of those eligible have signed up for health coverage under the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion program. The Department of Human Services said Monday that 155,567 people have applied and been determined eligible for the state’s “private option” program, which uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase […]

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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

April 21, 2014

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AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas. The service’s 1 gigabit per second speed is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for more devices to connect to the network without congestion. […]

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ABC news anchor Byron Pitts, Nielsen VP to deliver JSU commencement addresses

April 21, 2014

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A national news anchor and a vice president for a global provider of consumer information will address Jackson State University graduates during commencement exercises scheduled May 2-3. ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts will address undergraduates during the ceremony on Saturday, May 3. Pitts was named ABC news anchor and chief national […]

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