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Rotate Black rotates back with ‘perfect size casino’ plan

March 19, 2015

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GULFPORT — The rocky start for the proposed Hemingway Resort and Casino at the Gulfport Harbor is all in the past, said company CEO John Paulsen. Paulsen said the project is alive and progressing. Since missing the April 1 deadline to show it had the financial backing to build the casino resort, Paulsen tells The […]

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Seven MDA workers offered new assignments

March 13, 2015

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  The Mississippi Home Corp. has been designated as the lead agency for federal housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This action will result in two bureaus in Mississippi Development Authority that administer housing grants moving to the Mississippi Home Corp. as of July 1, 2015.MDA Executive Director Brent […]

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Eric Martin Satz nominated to serve on TVA board

March 13, 2015

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NASHVILLE — The White House has nominated venture capitalist Eric Martin Satz to serve on the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Satz is partner at venture capital and private equity firm TNCV. If he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Satz would serve on the federal utility’s board until May 2018. He would replace […]

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Visitors’ center in Tunica offers intro to blues heritage

February 23, 2015

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TUNICA — Mississippi has a small new museum dedicated to the state’s blues heritage. Gateway to the Blues Museum opened this past week inside a visitors’ center on U.S. Highway 61 in Tunica. It’s in a new building attached to a restored train depot that dates back to 1895. Webster Franklin, president and CEO of […]

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Rosemary Smith wins MBJ’s Businesswoman of the Year

February 18, 2015

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Rosemary Smith was named the 2015 Mississippi Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year today in front of a crowd of nearly 500 at the Hilton Hotel on County Line Road in Jackson. Smith, who grew up as one of eight children in the small town of Raleigh, is the Owner, President and Sole Stockholder of R & […]

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MUW president named higher ed chief

February 12, 2015

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Associated Press The College Board named Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig Mississippi’s higher education commissioner Thursday, bypassing a more extensive search. Before becoming president of MUW in 2012, Borsig was the College Board’s assistant commissioner for governmental relations. Meeting in closed session, trustees chose Borsig to succeed Commissioner Hank Bounds, who is leaving […]

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TVA moves toward big solar purchase

February 12, 2015

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Associated Press The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken steps toward its first large-scale purchase of solar electricity. The TVA Board on Thursday voted to authorize Chief Executive Bill Johnson to enter into a 20-year contract with NextEra Energy for an 80 megawatt solar facility in northern Alabama that officials said offers the most competitive solar pricing […]

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Mississippi House OKs $2,500 raise for assistant teachers

February 11, 2015

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JACKSON — The Mississippi House has voted to give assistant teachers a substantial pay raise. The base pay for the job is currently $12,500 a year. A bill that was debated Wednesday originally would have set the base pay at $13,500. The House accepted a proposal by Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson to set […]

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Miss. Senate passes bill to eliminate inspection stickers

February 11, 2015

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JACKSON — Some Mississippi senators don’t have up-to-date vehicle inspection stickers. Now they want other Mississippians to be able to forget about it too. Senators Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2519, which would repeal the requirement that vehicle owners get a $5 safety inspection each year. The bill goes to the House for more debate. Proponents, […]

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Principal: Do we want to educate our children or not?

February 6, 2015

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NOTE: The following opinion column was first published by The Hechinger Report and is re-published with its permission.   By Shannon Eubanks   BROOKHAVEN — Last year, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would mandate adequate and efficient funding of public schools — and the ability to seek judicial relief — was placed on […]

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