March 25, 2015

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Georgia legislation sets stage for eventual casino resort legalization

Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The measures, both by Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, would generate $250 million a year to support the HOPE scholarship, according to a briefing paper obtained by […]

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March 24, 2015

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Agriculture Commissioner tries to protect grain sorghum producers

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith announced approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on grain sorghum in Mississippi. This specific exemption will aid in controlling the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which is a destructive pest that can cause damage to the […]

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March 23, 2015

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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

No contract renewal for UM Chancellor Dan Jones.

JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract. The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson. Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie […]

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March 23, 2015

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(VIDEO) MONICA LEWINSKY — The price of shame

In this Ted Talk, Monica Lewinsky addresses her scandal of 1998 and how she “was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our […]

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March 22, 2015

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BILL CRAWFORD: Surely Republicans will pass some tax cut

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As every legislator knows, no bill is really dead until the Legislature leaves town … especially if the governor wants it to live. But as this column was written late last week, major tax cut bills were all but dead.   The House voted 67 to 52 along party lines for the $555 million compromise […]

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March 20, 2015

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Dan Jones out as Ole Miss chancellor when contract expires Sept. 14

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones did not have his contact renewed by the state college board, Jones confirmed to the Daily Journal on Friday. He will continue to work until his current agreement expires on Sept. 14. A letter from Jones to the university community will be placed on […]

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March 20, 2015

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Rules for fracking on federal lands issued

Staff and wire reports The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, a drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production across the country. A rule to take effect in June also […]

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March 20, 2015

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Funds to support STEM programs at schools

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CANTON — Nissan is donating $250,000 to supporting science, math and engineering programs at six Mississippi historical black colleges. The announcement came Friday at the Nissan plant in Canton. The funds will go to Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to […]

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March 20, 2015

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Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick make record-breaking donation

Principals of Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick (left to right), Bill McPherson, Tom Gresham and Walton Gresham, recently supported Delta State University and the Delta State University with record-breaking scholarships to the Delta State University College of Business.

It was an easy call for the Indianola-based sister companies Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick. Now, Delta State University and the Delta State University Foundation are pleased to announce the groundbreaking Gresham-McPherson Endowed Scholarships in the College of Business. This Gresham Petroleum/Double Quick gift is the largest unrestricted scholarship gift in the history of Delta State […]

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March 19, 2015

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Sun Country Airlines starting Gulfport/Biloxi seasonal service

Sun Country Airlines will begin a g new seasonal service from its hometown market Minneapolis/St. Paul to Gulfport/Biloxi International starting Aug. 27 through Nov. 22. The airline will also begin service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Savannah/Hilton Head International from Aug, 27 through Dec. 13. Destinations will be available for sale beginning March 19, 2015, Sun […]

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