Tag Archives: Mississippi Business Journal

What Do William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize and Farmland Have in Common? Auctions

April 22, 2013

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  By Debra Ferguson Last week, I blogged about a farmland auction in the Mississippi Delta. This week, I find myself writing about an auction of a different kind. There is still a connection to the land, just not in the way you might expect. In 1950, when Mississippi author William Faulkner received a call […]

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Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series

April 18, 2013

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The creators of the award-winning documentaries M For Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here hope to return in 2013 with Moonshine & Mojo Hands, a new weekly web-TV series dedicated to the rude, rowdy – and often ridiculous – world of Mississippi blues. Ride shotgun with hosts Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel as they […]

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MEMA: Severe weather threatening north and central Mississippi

April 18, 2013

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe weather this afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, an approaching cold front will bring the possibility of strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. The latest NWS forecast calls for the threat of severe weather moving into the […]

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CRAWFORD: Truth management (like recent NRA study) manipulates beliefs

April 18, 2013

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Since the earliest days of civilization “truth management” has been practiced by governments, religions, and powerful organizations to further their own interests. Today, the practice of truth management has proliferated to organizations throughout the United States, including Mississippi. Envision a persuasion scheme that integrates widespread publicity, rampant disinformation, and tailored “truths.” You get the picture. […]

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EMEPA says some rates increase because of Kemper Power Plant

April 18, 2013

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East Mississippi Electric Association is raising rates for some customers because of higher wholesale power rates charged by Mississippi Power Co. to cover the costs of its Kemper County power plant. The Meridian-based electric cooperative says customers in Lauderdale, Clarke, Newton, Wayne and Jasper counties will see power rates rise by 9.3 percent starting with […]

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Marathon medals for sale on eBay; local company that makes them is disgusted

April 17, 2013

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The owners of a local company that manufactures medals for the Boston Marathon said they are disgusted to find out people are selling them on eBay for hundreds of dollars. Kim Ashworth, of Ashworth Awards in North Attleborough, said she was unaware the medals with blue-and-yellow ribbon are showing up for sale online and is […]

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(VIDEO) New DSU president Bill LaForge embraces Okra mascot

April 17, 2013

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Despite having gone to Delta State when there was only one mascot (The Statesman), new Delta State president Bill LaForge has no problems embracing The Fighting Okra on his first day on the job at the Cleveland school …

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as ‘somber’ day after marathon bombing

April 16, 2013

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Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says […]

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St. Andrew’s Arts on the Green is Friday, Saturday

April 16, 2013

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Ridgeland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. » Read about Arts on The Green […]

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Mississippi Business Journal wins 5 APME awards

April 15, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal won five awards during the weekend in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors newspaper contest. Staff writer Stephen McDill captured a first-place in feature writing for “Moog Master,” a story on Madison engineer Bill Hemsath who invented the Minimoog, a first-generation modern synthesizer. Staff writer Clay Chandler took a second place […]

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