Archive | May 1st, 2014

CARTER: Help headed for Nunnelee’s district should show him nation cares for its own  

May 1, 2014

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My generation’s poet laureate would say this of Mississippi’s Rep. Alan Nunnelee: “He never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns.” So now with no secrets to conceal, Nunnelee wears the frowns of those very same jugglers and clowns. And well he should. If you recall the aftermath of Superstorm […]

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Ex-housing official, Ann Jefferson, loses appeal

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority and her 32-month prison sentence. The ruling was issued Thursday by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. » READ MORE about this story … […]

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61,494 in Miss. enroll in US-run health exchange

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released enrollees in each state between Oct. 1 and March 31. Ninety-four percent of Mississippians who […]

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Ridgeland’s Digital Quest launching 3D prototyping course

May 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Digital Quest is launching the first course in a new series of courses using SolidWorks and 3D printers. The “Projects in 3D Design” course is designed to teach the process of design engineering, integrating the design and industry standard tools. The target audience for the course is both […]

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Tired of losing sunglasses? Soon they can talk to your iPhone

May 1, 2014

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If you have a habit of losing expensive sunglasses, the innovators at Tzukuri may have the product for you — shades that send an alert to your iPhone if you leave them behind. The glasses have a small Bluetooth low-energy chip in the temple of the frame. When paired, the app sends an alert if […]

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New website launched to help Tupelo recover from storm

May 1, 2014

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In the wake of the devastating tornado that caused widespread damage in the city of Tupelo Monday, a new website is aiming to help in the recovery efforts while at the same time illustrating the strength of community. Spearheaded by the Tupelo-based advertising firm Mabus Agency and sponsored by Renasant Bank, www.tupelostrong.com was launched Tuesday […]

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Boston firm buys majority interest in Ridgleland’s Bomgar

May 1, 2014

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From staff and special reports JACKSON, Mississippi – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm with headquarters in Boston, has purchased a majority interest in Ridgeland-based Bomgar, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions. Additional terms of the investment were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to partner with an experienced investor […]

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Wiseman to be honored with dinner, endowed scholarship

May 1, 2014

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A group of longtime friends and former students of a recently retired Mississippi State political scientist is holding a May fund-raising event to create a campus scholarship endowment in his honor. Professor W. Martin “Marty” Wiseman, former longtime director of the university’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Economic Development, will be honored at […]

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