Archive | May, 2014

Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

May 31, 2014

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By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […]

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Jim Rosenblatt elected fellow of Mississippi Bar Foundation

May 30, 2014

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Dean James H. Rosenblatt of Ridgeland was elected as Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  He was inducted into membership at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson in April. Dean Rosenblatt was raised on the Rosenblatt family farm in Fort Adams, Mississippi, and attended school in Woodville. He […]

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Mississippi College to offer business degree online

May 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Beginning in August, the Mississippi College School of Business will begin offering its bachelor’s in business administration in a variety of formats, including online. The school joins other areas of the Clinton college that have already moved courses online. “The expectations for all classes regardless of their format will be the […]

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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

May 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal […]

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Habitat Young Professionals host happy hour event June 12

May 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) will host a Special Happy Hour Event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Fondren Public, 2765 Old Canton Road, in the Fondren area of Jackson. It is an evening for 21-to-40-year-olds, and hors d’oeuvres and adult libations will be available. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds […]

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Quest certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

May 29, 2014

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A West Point-based advertising firm has earned a certification that the owners say will benefit the firm and its clients. Quest Group, LLC has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Quest Group, a full-service […]

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Big win for Miss. tourism with hosting ‘SEC Championship of Barrel Races’

May 28, 2014

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The eyes of the barrel-racing nation will turn to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville on Oct. 17.   A barrel racing qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo, comes to Starkville Oct. 17. The Mississippi State University facility will host a qualifying event for The American, a major national […]

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Fisher stepping down as MDEQ executive director

May 28, 2014

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Special to the MBBJ Trudy Fisher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), announced today that she is leaving the agency this year. “I informed Gov. Bryant earlier today that I planned on stepping down from my position sometime late this summer,” Fisher said in a news release. “I feel good about […]

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Poirier promoted to VP at Ameristar Vicksburg

May 28, 2014

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Special to the MBJ VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Jaque Poirier has been named Vice President of Casino Operations at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, casino officials announced today in a news release. Poirier previously was director of casino 0perations at Ameristar in Blackhawk, Col., since 2006. In his new role, he will oversee operations in table […]

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ANDERSON: Sex, drugs and old age

May 28, 2014

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Clayton Kelly and his friends must be quite stupid. Don’t they know that, beyond a certain age, no one cares about your sex life. In fact, beyond a certain age, ANYone with a sex life is lauded. Hallelujah! Hope for us all! But, we don’t want to talk about it! Sen. Thad Cochran is 76 years […]

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