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Mississippi economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

November 27, 2012

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JACKSON — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. Forecasters discussed their outlook at a Tuesday conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to grow 1.6 percent in 2013, compared to an expansion of […]

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Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi

April 18, 2012

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Former secretary of state and national security adviser Dr. Condoleeza Rice stopped at Mississippi College yesterday to visit with students and attend a fundraising dinner. The nation’s chief diplomat under President George W. Bush talked about her early interest and work on Soviet-American relations and the complex relationship the U.S. maintained with Russia following the […]

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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

November 22, 2011

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Last weekend, The Wife and I made a trip over to Vicksburg just to get away for a couple of days. We had a great time, but there were a couple of surprises. Wandering downtown on a beautiful Saturday, we walked up on a local chapter of Occupy Wall Street standing on a corner on […]

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

November 8, 2011

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The young folks who have gathered in Jackson’s Smith Park every day since early October likely never heard of Ralph Webster Yarborough. They’re carrying on his work, though. The late “People’s Senator” from Chandler, Texas, left Washington as the last of a breed of public official — one who could get elected by speaking and […]

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Nutt fired, our problems solved

November 7, 2011

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It is a major development, one certain to make Mississippians feel secure about their future. Have we found a cure for our ever-growing obesity rate in this state? Found a way to get off the bottom of every education ranking in the land? Discovered a way to fix our ailing economy and get people back […]

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Occupy Jackson: “We Support the Police” VIDEO

November 3, 2011

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As local police begin a nationwide crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Mississippi protestors in Smith Park say they support the Jackson Police Department but at the same time aren’t afraid of being arrested as they continue to seek support for the movement. >> RELATED STORY: Occupy Jackson willing to risk arrest >> RELATED […]

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Shifting sand

October 23, 2011

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Barrier islands’ health crucial to economy Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship […]

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Sod farmers shaken by economy, weather

October 7, 2011

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For the state’s sod growers, 2010 was a year to forget. Rocked by low demand due to the lack of new construction as well as adverse weather patterns, the industry saw many producers forced out of business, and those that survived struggled to remain a going concern. Unfortunately, producers will hold no fond memories of […]

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