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C Spire ranked 35th nationally on innovators Elite 100 list

April 2, 2014

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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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Delta State’s OIT to host Technology in Teaching symposium

April 2, 2014

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

April 1, 2014

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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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Texting ban likely on way to governor

April 1, 2014

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 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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National Donate Life Month celebration begins at UMMC

April 1, 2014

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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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Houston busisnessman buys Hattiesburg, Laurel Captain D’s

April 1, 2014

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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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Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

March 31, 2014

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By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo high […]

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Jackson’s gas prices up last week

March 31, 2014

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Average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

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Startup Weekend Jackson 2014 focuses on health care

March 28, 2014

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Startup Weekend Jackson is focusing this year’s Jackson competition on the medical and mobile health industry by seeking innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs in the health care field.  Startup Weekend Jackson will take place May 16-18 at the Leggett Center at Millsaps College. While the focus will primarily be health care technologies and will feature mentors, […]

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Delta casino to close; laying off as many as 1,300 workers

March 27, 2014

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While there have been plenty figures released of late showing how the state’s casinos are struggling, there is now tangible proof as the largest casino in the Mississippi Delta has announced it will close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah’s casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as many as 1,300 workers. Las Vegas-based […]

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