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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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Former funeral home could become part of Capitol complex

February 2, 2015

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Restoration of the Capitol will continue through late 2016.

JACKSON — A former funeral home near the Mississippi Capitol could become the property of state government. House Bill 837 would authorize the state to buy the former Wright & Ferguson building. An online listing shows the property is priced at $2 million. The bill passed the House 115-0 on Thursday. It moves to a […]

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United Furniture to create 300 jobs in Verona

January 26, 2015

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By Jack Weatherly United Furniture Industries announced Monday it will start manufacturing operations in the former Lane Furniture facility in Verona. The project represents a $2.75 million corporate investment and will create 300 jobs, bringing the company’s total employment in the state to approximately 2,000. United Furniture has operations in Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona and […]

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BUSINESS INSIDER: The Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight

January 12, 2015

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In a story in the nationally published Business Insider, it is reported what most of us have known for 20 or more years, that the Mississippi Delta has been destroyed by white flight. Having said that, it is still a worthy exercise to read as we continue to examine ways to rebuild the economy from […]

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

January 8, 2015

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SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 […]

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Camgian Microsystems’ Egburt wins Innovative Product of the Year at CES 2015

January 8, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems announced today that Compass Intelligence has named Egburt winner of the 2015 A-List Internet of Things (IoT) Company of Excellence Award for IoT Innovative Product of the Year. This award marks the second honor for Egburt since its release on October 28, 2014. “We are honored that Egburt continues to win awards and receive recognition for its […]

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Green Bay Converting locating operations, 300 jobs in Hattiesburg

July 7, 2014

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HATTIESBURG — Officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs. “We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe […]

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Is the SEC Network nearing a deal with Comcast?

July 3, 2014

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According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the new SEC Network appears to be nearing a deal with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company. According to Fox Sports, a spokesman for Comcast said the two sides are working out the final details of the deal and expect to reach an agreement in the near future. The network […]

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Gov. Bryant comments on Hobby Lobby ruling

June 30, 2014

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant weighed in on The Supreme Court ruling Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can […]

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