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Delta State student wins national GRAMMY contest

January 28, 2014

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    Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute student Jessica Faith rocked the competition recently after being named one of three winners in the 2014 GRAMMY® Amplifier Center Stage contest thanks to her song “If I Told You.” Faith, a freshman from Monticello, Ark., impressively took home the victory after going up against nearly 2,700 […]

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Southern Living Magazine has Jackson, Hattiesburg spots among “Best Bars in the South”

January 22, 2014

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Southern Living Magazine has named its “100 Best Bars in the South” and two Mississippi spots have made the cut. Southern Living writer Stephanie Grenada chose the speakeasy-themed Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs in Jackson as well as Branch in Hattiesburg. At The Apothecary in Jackson, Grenada recommends A Doc Noble cocktail, named after a 1960s Brent’s pharmacist, and at […]

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Former Greenville mayor named to EPA job in Atlanta

January 14, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer Toney has been named regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Atlanta. EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations. The announcement came Tuesday from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Toney, a lawyer, was […]

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Cochran, Wicker and Palazzo support Navy plan to locate Seabee batallion in Gulfport

January 14, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today said they support a U.S. Navy plan to station additional personnel at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport this year. The Navy has informed the Mississippi lawmakers of its intent to relocate the Naval Mobile Construction […]

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Bryant takes his stand against education system

December 16, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant takes his stand against the federal government and education in his stand against the Common Core curriculum …   Below is his press release …   JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Executive Order affirming Mississippi’s right and responsibility to define and implement its own public school standards and curricula. […]

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JACKSON JILTED —Southwest Airlines pulling up stakes and leaving Mississippi

December 5, 2013

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Central Mississippi’s airline travel choices sustained a severe blow Thursday with an announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will cease flight service at Jackson-Medgar Evers International on June 7. Company spokesman Brad Hawkins said years of charting passenger counts at Jackson’s airport led to a conclusion the service was no longer financially worthwhile. “We saw […]

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(UPDATED) Nissan sets November U.S. sales record with 10.7% increase

December 3, 2013

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Nissan established a November U.S. sales record with 106,528 total deliveries, marking an increase of 10.7 percent over last year’s total of 96,197. Nissan Division set a November record with 93,376 deliveries, a 10.8 percent increase over the prior year. Sales of Infiniti vehicles also set a November record with 13,152 deliveries, up 10.5 percent. […]

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John-Richard’s Alex Malouf receives the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award

December 3, 2013

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GREENWOOD, Mississippi — Alex Malouf, CEO and Chairman of the Board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership. The Tozzoli International Business award is named for Guy Tozzoli who was the founder and President of the World Trade Center Association in NYC and […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: 2015 Legislature could face a teacher pay controversy

November 27, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The rapidly approaching 2014 legislative session – not 2015 – will be the time to take up any controversial proposals. The 2015 session will be in an election year. In election years, legislators and the governor only want to deal with feel-good issues – the type of proposals that guarantee votes. For instance, […]

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State Attorney General Jim Hood hints at action against Blue Cross Blue Shield

November 12, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – As attorney general, Jim Hood has displayed a willingness to take on big business, whether Google, BP, major drug companies or Entergy, if he felt wrongdoing was occurring. Hood, a Democrat, sent word recently he is eying health insurance giant Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I have been […]

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