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Rep. Bennie Thompson noted in ‘Funds for Favors’ report

November 16, 2011

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A new report called “Funds for Favors” authored by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asserts that heading a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives brings rewards beyond the chance to write important bills. The group found that as House members grow in power and seniority, the industries they are responsible for […]

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Could Mississippi’s Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

November 13, 2011

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Obama and Barbour have bet on green energy winners and losers Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide […]

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Miss. Technology Alliance holds 12th annual conference

November 13, 2011

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At the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s 12th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation last week executives gathered at Jackson Convention Complex to discuss innovation in business and learn about projects from new Mississippi entrepreneurs. MTA is a state-sponsored, non-profit organization that works to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state. MTA assists entrepreneurs in developing […]

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*update* MVSU votes to oust its president

November 7, 2011

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The Mississippi Valley State University faculty senate has voted “no confidence” in its president Dr. Donna Oliver. The group drafted a letter dated Nov. 2 informing Oliver and the state College Board of its vote due to the followed alleged issues: “ (1) The continued decline in enrollment (2) No Faculty pay raise in the […]

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More than 40 years after his death, Dave Cannada’s words are still inspiring students — past and present — at Murrah High School

November 6, 2011

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An indelible impact About two years ago Murrah High School graduate and management consultant Rod Taylor found himself back in Jackson with some time to kill. He was in the neighborhood of the high school which he attended until 1968, and thought he’d stop by for a visit. After walking through unfamiliar metal detectors and […]

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BlueFire lands financing MOU for Fulton project

November 6, 2011

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BlueFire Renewables, a California-based company, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton and up to five additional plants in the United States. According to Biofuels Digest, under the MOU, Huadian will invest equity by purchasing an interest in the BlueFire […]

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KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST

November 4, 2011

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Presley, Adams debate details of coal project consumer impact Of the three incumbents RUNNING for re-election to the Mississippi Public Service Commission — which regulates public electric, gas, telecommunications, water and sewer utilities — only one faces a serious challenger. Northern District Commissioner and Democrat Brandon Presley is opposed by Republican Boyce Adams. Both have […]

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BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Fulton project

October 31, 2011

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– BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Mississippi bioenergy project, 5 others Biofuels Digest reports today that California-based BlueFire Renewables has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton, Miss. and up to five additional plants in the United States. Under the […]

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Miss. lacks healthy food distribution model

October 30, 2011

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>> A look at healthy food distribution in and out of Mississippi Mississippi’s achievement of “fattest state in the nation” for seven years running is an economic problem. In addition to significant health care costs to treat chronic illnesses like Type II diabetes and heart disease, the productivity lost due to poor health defies calculation. […]

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Jackson mourns loss of Parlor Market owner

October 21, 2011

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Noone fulfilled dream in downtown Jackson Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market restaurant, knew that a thriving downtown needs thriving restaurants. Noone fulfilled his lifelong vision of opening a restaurant and did it successfully while being part of downtown Jackson’s revitalization efforts. Noone’s death Oct. 14 from a car crash is a loss […]

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