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New crawfish restaurant open in Wiggins

April 2, 2014

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Texaco’s Crawfish at 321 W. Central Ave. in Wiggins, sells boiled crawfish, shrimp and crabs along with Cajun style potatoes, corn and sausage. Son Ly is the owner.

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Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open in Gulfport

April 2, 2014

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Dickey’s Barbeque & Catering is now open at 11240 U.S. 49N Unit B in Gulfport. The restaurant serves beef brisket, ribs, pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, smokehouse salad, chicken Caesar salad, barbeque beans, potato salad, jalapeño beans, fried okra, assorted desserts and then some. John Lockett is the owner.

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Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula has opened its restaurant

April 2, 2014

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The Hilton Garden Inn at 2703 Denny Ave. in Pascagoula, owned by LaFont Inn LLC, has opened its restaurant. The extensive menu includes breakfast (grits, oatmeal, link sausage, applewood smoked bacon, omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, French toast, seasonal fruit, assorted cereal) and also these items among lots of others: Southern BBQ […]

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Columbus-based tech firms merge under Exceed Technologies name

April 2, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi – Exceed Technologies and 3point Technologies, two Columbus-based firms, have merged into a single operation with more than 40 employees, company officials announced Monday. The new information technology company will operate under the Exceed name. Current Exceed President Jeremy Bandre will continue in his position, the headquarters will stay in Columbus and Exceed […]

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Walmart pilot store rumored for Mantachie in Itawamba County

April 2, 2014

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Adam Armour / Itawamba County Times Walmart is rumored to be eying Mantachie to open one of its 300 or so pilot small-form Walmart Express stores. Although still unofficial, town officials say the town has been talking with engineers about constructing a convenience store on property located off Highway 371, across from Delmar’s. The landowner […]

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Delta State’s OIT to host Technology in Teaching symposium

April 2, 2014

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The Office of Information Technology Services (OIT) at Delta State has developed an innovative new program called the Technology in Teaching Symposium, to be hosted on campus April 4. The theme for this inaugural event is “Red, White, & Blues of Teaching With Technology.” The professional development opportunity is designed to: expose faculty to emerging […]

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Legislators pass new rules on methods of taxing out-of-state companies

April 1, 2014

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By Ted Carter A bill to limit how and when the Mississippi Department of Revenue can use a market-based taxing method in calculating the tax bills of multistate businesses in the state passed the Legislature Tuesday morning. Legislators also put limits on the DOR’s authority to demand multistate companies provide combined tax returns. The DOR […]

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Texting ban likely on way to governor

April 1, 2014

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 By Bobby Harrison/ Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The use of a hands-held cell phone to text or read or post on a social networking site while driving will be prohibitive under a proposal that passed both chambers of the Legislature. The proposal, which passed the 52-member Senate with three dissenting votes and 104-16 in […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Crowers cower from tax plan

March 31, 2014

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What is needed is a thorough restructuring of the tax laws – one that is broad and yet achievable,” crowed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in his “Roadmap for America’s Future” released in 2010. “I believe we must make the tax code simpler and fairer,” crowed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. “We must […]

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Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

March 31, 2014

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By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo high […]

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