Home » NEWS

NEWS

Krutz to lead Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute

L. Jason Krutz is the new director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, a statewide water resources institute led by Mississippi State University. Most recently, Krutz served as irrigation specialist at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville and as executive director of the H2O Initiative. Krutz conceived and directed the Row-crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (RISER) ...

Read More »

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can start enforcing a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law. U.S. District Judge ...

Read More »

EMBDC Holds Leadership Lauderdale Graduation

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently held its 2017 Leadership Lauderdale Graduation, with 27 graduates being recognized for their completion of the program. Graduates, listed alphabetically are; Angeleque Adams, Meridian Cab Co.; Kevin Adams, Anderson Regional Health System; Tracy Alford, Citizens National Bank; Wade Allen, Regions Bank; Kim Amerson, iQor; Kathy Anderson, City of Meridian; Rebecca Brown, Citizens National ...

Read More »

TEC appoints Brown to technician

TEC of Jackson has appointed of Matthew Brown as Technician at TEC in Roanoke, AL. In this role, Brown will be responsible for the installation and repair of company products and services. Brown lives in Roanoke, AL with his wife, Amanda, and son, Liam.

Read More »

PSC to Mississippi Power: enough is enough on Kemper

By JACK WEATHERLY Years of construction delays and huge cost overruns at Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County clean-coal gasification plant have reached the breaking point, as far as state regulators are concerned. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to issue an order on July 6 giving the utility 45 days to comply with the order that would allow ...

Read More »

George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration has new owner

Greg C. Smith is the new owner of George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration, a 70-year-old Jackson-based specialty cleaning business. A native of Jackson, Smith graduated from Mississippi State University in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration. After a 22-year career in medical sales, Smith retired in 2016 to acquire the company. The George Bell Company employs skilled artisans ...

Read More »

Rain already hitting Gulf Coast as tropical storm advances

Coastal residents are feeling the effects of a severe storm system that’s churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Police say flooding already is being reported on Dauphin Island south of Mobile, Alabama. The main road leading to the island’s narrow western end is partially covered with water, and the city is moving vehicles and equipment to higher ground. Red flags ...

Read More »

Cosmetics chain to open distribution center in DeSoto, create 400 jobs

MBJ staff Sephora Americas will open a distribution center in Olive Branch this summer. The new 720,000-square-foot distribution center in Prologis Park features state-of-the-art technology. The expansion of distribution operations is expected to create approximately 400 jobs during the next five years. Operations will begin this month and shipping is expected to begin in late summer. “We are very pleased to ...

Read More »

Analysis: Unclear path for revamp of Mississippi student aid

As tuition grows more expensive at Mississippi’s universities and community colleges, more students are seeking aid to help them pay. But the state’s financial aid programs have problems of their own. And while aid might be revamped, competing interests might preserve the status quo. Mississippi has three major undergraduate grant programs: the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG), the Eminent ...

Read More »

BILL CRAWFORD — Will Mississippi tax cuts have results like Kansas?

Is Kansas a lesson for Mississippi?   Conservative Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican controlled Kansas Legislature enacted massive state tax cuts five years ago, making Kansas the national poster child for anti-tax advocates.   Earlier this month, the Kansas Legislature, led by newly elected moderate Republicans, reversed those deep tax cuts following huge budget shortfalls and limited economic growth. ...

Read More »