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Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

March 25, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has been appointed to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. The Democratic leader joins former Wyoming Gov. James Geringer, a Republican, as an appointee to the Governing Board. Their terms will end on September 30, 2017 The Governing Board […]

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NRA endorses Thad Cochran

March 25, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Teacher pay raise politics gets complicated for House

March 19, 2014

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House Speaker Philip Gunn’s decision unexpectedly to jump out front in support of a teacher pay raise this past December was arguably both good policy and good politics It appeared to be a proposal that was nothing but a win-win for Gunn and the House leadership. After all, Mississippi is beginning, again, to fall further […]

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C Spire wins Loyalty360 award for customer rewards program

March 17, 2014

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PERCS, C Spire’s customer rewards initiative, was honored today with a top platinum award as one of the world’s best customer loyalty rewards programs during the 7th annual Loyalty Expo sponsored by Loyalty360 – The Loyalty Marketer’s Association. C Spire was one of four finalists, including Dell, Global Hotel Alliance and HON HONORS, in the […]

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State jobless rate falls to 7.5%, still trails national average by .9%

March 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 fell to 7.5 percent—the lowest the state has seen since November 2008, when the rate was also 7.5 percent. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show . The BLS figures also show that in January 2014, […]

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Delta Furniture expansion to add 50 jobs

March 10, 2014

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PONTOTOC, Mississippi – Upholstered living room furniture manufacturer Delta Furniture Company is expanding operations at its Pontotoc, plant to accommodate an increase in production. The project represents a $520,000 corporate investment and will create 50 new jobs. This will be Delta Furniture’s second expansion in five years in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Development Authority help with […]

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Unity Summit to be held at MC Law

March 6, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Threats to Americans’ rights of free speech, misuse of the judicial system, and hate speech around the nation will be among the topics explored at the inaugural Unity Summit. Political leaders, attorneys, and prominent speakers are coming to the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson for the March 13-14 conference. Experts […]

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American Airlines adds Memphis flights

March 6, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that American Airlines/US Airways will add three daily nonstop flights between Memphis and Philadelphia this summer. “We are excited to add more nonstop options for our passengers,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, in a news release. […]

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Oxford unanimously passes pro-LGBT resolution

March 5, 2014

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Oxford has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Oxford joins two other Mississippi cities — Starkville and Hattiesburg — which both passed similar resolutions earlier this year. In response, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin issued the following […]

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USM names Jeffrey Wiggins to head polymers & materials school

March 4, 2014

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University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor Jeffrey Wiggins, inventor of a football helmet cushioning system, has been named the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. For the past year Wiggins has served as the school’s interim director, filling a void left by longtime director Dr. Robert Lochhead, who relinquished the […]

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