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Wendy Scott new dean at Mississippi College Law School

June 24, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Wendy Scott will soon make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. This summer, the accomplished lawyer, legal scholar and administrator also becomes the second women to lead Baptist-affiliated MC Law. On August 11, Scott succeeds Dean Jim Rosenblatt, who helped build […]

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Gaming revenues down again in May

June 23, 2014

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The fall in gross gaming revenues at Mississippi’s 30 casinos continued in May, according to figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Statewide, revenue fell from $192.2 million in May of 2013 to $171.8 million this year that’s a drop of 10.6 percent. As has been the trend, the Mississippi River casinos, which stretch from […]

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MBJ wins 14 awards in MPA newspaper contest

June 21, 2014

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The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including eight first place awards and finished second in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest at the IP Biloxi Resort and Casino. The MBJ competed in the Weekly Division B category along with other mid-size weeklies. Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work […]

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New general manager continues Cannon dealership legacy

June 17, 2014

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Special to the MBJ OXFORD, Mississippi — Tyler Cannon has been appointed general manager of Cannon Ford Lincoln, continuing a family tradition started by his grandfather in 1959. “I am proud that Tyler is following in our family business,” Michael Joe Cannon, CEO of Cannon Motor Company, said in a news release. “We look forward […]

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McComb dairy farm wins national environmental award

June 16, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn, an organic, 100 percent grass-fed dairy farm in McComb, is one of three national winners of the “People & Planet Award” presented by Green America, a national green economy organization. The award recognizes innovative entrepreneurial U.S. businesses that integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and […]

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MGM granted Massachusetts’s first casino license

June 13, 2014

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously today to issue the state’s first casino operators license to MGM, which plans to build an $800 million casino, hotel, and entertainment and shopping complex in downtown Springfield. MGM also owns the Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the the Gold Strike in Tunica Resorts.   Now, concerned parties must […]

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Copiah Water Association gains $399,405 infrastructure grant

June 13, 2014

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Special to the MBJ WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration today announced a $399,405 grant to Copiah Water Association Inc. of Gallman to help build critical water infrastructure to support the construction of a new, job-creating hospital and spur other commercial and industrial development in Hazlehurst. According to grantee estimates, this project […]

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Wallethub.com ranks Jackson 4th worst city for families

June 13, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Jackson has been ranked the fourth worst city for families according to a study done by the website wallethub.com. The city received a ranking of 147th out of the 150 largest cities in the United States. Birmingham, Ala., was ranked 148, Miami ranked 149 and Detroit received the worst ranking at […]

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Comcast awarding scholarships to 14 Mississippi students

June 12, 2014

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Comcast will present 14 scholarships to Mississippi students Saturday as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program at the Soul City Showcase at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St. Receiving awards at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony are Kierra Hawkins of Jackson, Shanice Dowdy of Red Bank, Cory Snow of Southaven, Quamia […]

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NY Times: Tunica’s casino closing impacts more than gambling

June 12, 2014

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Apparently, Mississippi’s successful venture into the casino industry 20 years ago was so outstanding that it ultimately led to the industry unraveling in the Tunica market — once the third-largest casino market in the country. “No one knew in 1993 or 1994 what it was going to be like, and then Mississippi showed the world […]

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