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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

May 31, 2014

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By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […]

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Mississippi College to offer business degree online

May 29, 2014

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Special to the MBJ Beginning in August, the Mississippi College School of Business will begin offering its bachelor’s in business administration in a variety of formats, including online. The school joins other areas of the Clinton college that have already moved courses online. “The expectations for all classes regardless of their format will be the […]

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Tulane expands offerings to include master of liberal arts

May 28, 2014

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Mississippians wanting to earn a graduate degree now have another choice. Tulane University’s Madison Campus is now offering students the opportunity to earn a master of liberal arts (MLA) degree. The MLA program at Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies exposes students to a wide range of cognitive abilities and human experiences by offering courses in […]

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C Spire draws new Ridgeland ‘fiberhood’ maps for 1 Gbps Fiber to Home service

May 23, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi  — C Spire says more areas in Ridgeland are poised to qualify for the company’s 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service now that new “fiberhood” maps have been published on C Spire’s company’s fiber to the home website. The new maps, which debuted Friday, reduce the size of several fiberhoods and the […]

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Judge orders former Southaven mayor to pay $73K

May 20, 2014

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Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was ordered Tuesday to repay $73,000 for misusing city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled that Davis is liable for the full amount sought by State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “This investigation began more than three years ago, and we have remained committed […]

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Phosphate Holdings names Ajay Kumar and Robert Kerley to senior executive positions

May 19, 2014

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MADISON, Mississippi — Ajay Kumar joined Phosphate Holdings, Inc. as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, effective April 7, 2014. “We are pleased to have added Ajay Kumar to our senior management team,” said James L. Sherbert, Chief Executive Officer. “Ajay brings a wealth of operations and engineering knowledge to his new challenge of […]

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Robert Khayat memoir wins national award

May 19, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi — Robert Khayat’s The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus Publishing) won the 2014 Silver IPPY Award for best memoir in the nation published by a small press. The IPPY Awards are bestowed each year by the Independent Publishers Association of America. Awards director for the association Jim Barnes said “Robert Khayat’s memoir is […]

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McDermott International locates at Port of Gulfport, creating 100 jobs

May 19, 2014

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GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from the Port of Gulfport and McDermott International announced today the company is locating pipeline finishing operations on the East Pier of the port. The project will create 100 full-time jobs in addition to the longshoremen that will be employed while vessels are at the port. McDermott represents […]

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Grant to create up to 420 tornado recovery jobs

May 16, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The U.S. Labor Department is sending up to $6 million to Mississippi to pay for unemployed people to help with recovery and cleanup from the April 28 tornadoes. The money, being sent to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, could create as many as 420 temporary jobs. The federal government said Friday […]

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Mississippi job market improves slightly in April

May 16, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in April, as more people found jobs despite a falling labor force. A separate survey showed employers added 5,000 people to their payrolls in April, reversing four months of declines. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released Friday […]

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