April 2, 2014

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How is Jackson’s “Wallet Wellness?” Web site ranks 150 cities

Jackson and many of its Deep South neighbors are ranked in the Bottom 10 of a “Wallet Wellness” survey compiled by WalletHub. According to its website, there is a correlation between physical, emotional and financial well-being – what it calls “Wallet Wellness.” Wallet Wellness encapsulates the connection between physical, financial and emotional health, according to […]

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April 2, 2014

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Kemper plant costs revised upward again

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The cost of Mississippi Power’s controversial plant being built in Kemper County is rising again. The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday […]

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April 2, 2014

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State to end sales tax on interest paid on store-financed merchandise

Toting the note just got easier for Mississippi car dealers and other merchants who finance their customers’ purchases. Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of House Bill 260 Tuesday puts a July 1 end to sales taxes on interest and other finance charges at buy-here-pay-here retail locations, including auto dealerships and furniture and appliance stores that arrange […]

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April 2, 2014

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C Spire ranked 35th nationally on innovators Elite 100 list

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Ridgeland-based C Spire has been ranked 35th on InformationWeek’s Elite 100 list for technology innovators nationwide. It is the third consecutive year C Spire has been recognized by InformationWeek, and the telecommunications and technology services company was the the top-ranked telecommunications provider on the list and the only state-based firm ranked. C […]

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April 2, 2014

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Delta State’s OIT to host Technology in Teaching symposium

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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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April 2, 2014

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Ergon buys N.C. terminal for undisclosed sum

A Jackson-based company has made an acquisition in North Carolina that it says will play a big part in its future growth. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. (EA&E) of Jackson has purchased all assets of the Wilson, N.C., asphalt terminal from Black Creek Terminal, LLC. EA&E acquired full ownership of the facility on April 1. […]

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April 1, 2014

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

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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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April 1, 2014

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Texting ban likely on way to governor

 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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April 1, 2014

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National Donate Life Month celebration begins at UMMC

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and University of Mississippi Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to promote the start of National Donate Life Month. The highlight of the celebration was a ceremonial balloon release at noon to honor organ, eye and tissue donors from UMMC and celebrate the […]

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April 1, 2014

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Houston busisnessman buys Hattiesburg, Laurel Captain D’s

Houston businessman Michael Knobelock is purchasing Captain D’s corporate restaurants in Hattiesburg and Laurel as part of a deal that will include the multi-franchise owner building four new restaurants in Houston. Knobelock owns 47 Church’s Chickens, 21 Little Caesars units, three Sears Appliance and Hardware stores and a couple of independent restaurant concepts. The move […]

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