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AIDS-research pioneer, match.com founder are Innovate conference speakers

November 7, 2013

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Innovate Mississippi’s 14th annual Conference on Technology Innovation features two speakers from opposite sides of the spectrum, but a lineup that Innovate president and CEO Tony Jeff calls “one of the best we have ever had.” The two-day conference begins Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $75. Visit www.innovatemsconference.com to view the complete […]

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Mississippi is most-improved energy-efficient state in nation

November 6, 2013

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Mississippi has jumped from worst to first in a ranking of the nation’s most-improved states on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C., energy think tank. “For too long, Mississippi has ranked dead last in the nation in the area of energy efficiency,” said Northern District Public Service […]

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

November 5, 2013

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FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to […]

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C Spire names “Fiber” finalists, reveals digital TV pricing

November 4, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Nine Mississippi cities have been selected finalists in C Spire’s “Get Fiber First Challenge,” a project to provide homes with internet and digital television connections that are 100 times faster than the national average. During Monday’s announcement at the C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland, officials explained the next step for the finalists, […]

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Reservoir still a candidate for Bassmasters, despite shooting death

October 21, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Bassmaster fishing tournaments don’t often come to Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last weekend’s Central Open event was only the third time since 1978 that B.A.S.S. has visited the 33,000-acre reservoir. But the shooting death of a Texas fisherman at a Jackson hotel will not prevent the B.A.S.S. from reconsidering the area for a […]

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Venture Technologies shows off mobile cloud at technology fair

October 18, 2013

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Ever wonder where your digital data goes when it instantly zips off to the cloud? Well, Venture Technologies can take the cloud to you. The Ridgeland-based IT solutions provider had its mobile cloud on full display Thursday at its annual Technology Fair at the Country Club of Jackson. Some 24 of Venture’s technology partners participated […]

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Trent Lott: “… on days like today, I remember why I left”

October 15, 2013

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“I miss it sometimes, but then on days like today, I remember why I left,” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday in Biloxi before his speech at the Southern States Energy Board. Lott took a few minutes before his speech to discuss the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis. Lott, who served […]

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Biloxi stadium next step: Acquiring loan, league approval

October 9, 2013

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David Nichols, Biloxi’s chief administrative officer, and city financial advisers were scheduled to be in Jackson today, following through on the city’s vote Tuesday to borrow $21 million to construct a downtown baseball stadium on U.S. 90 that will host minor league baseball games and other events, according to a news release from the City […]

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Biloxi passes proposal to build minor league stadium for 2015 season

October 8, 2013

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Proposed Biloxi minor league baseball stadium (Courtesy of Dale Partners)

The Biloxi City Council this morning approved a plan by a 5-2 vote to build a $36 million minor league baseball stadium across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on U.S. 90. In a series of three votes, the council decided to use a $21 million in bond issue, and $15 million from a […]

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Starkville-based social media site YeHive assembles team, raises funds

October 3, 2013

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — YeHive, an event-centered social media platform based in Starkville, has met its first fundraising goal and has assembled an advisory board and expanded its executive team as it prepares to move forward. “YeHive intends to revolutionize the way people share and participate in events and experiences,” said Brad Fuller, YeHive’s founder and […]

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