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Dancing starts at USA International Ballet Competition

JACKSON — Young dancers from six continents are gathering in Jackson for the USA International Ballet Competition, aiming to win prizes and further their careers. The 2014 competition runs from today through June 29, with 92 competitors vying for medals, scholarships, cash and maybe a job offer from a ballet company. Dancers like Katherine Barkman, a 17-year-old soloist from Richboro, ...

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Six business proposals win at Startup Weekend

All eyes will be on a half-dozen winning ideas to see if the entrepreneurs behind those plans can get their businesses started. Innovate Mississippi held Startup Weekend Jackson May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that operates worldwide and provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch early-stage innovative business concepts. ...

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Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to apply math and science concepts ...

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It's not kid's play; it's serious LEGO competition

A children’s toy will take center stage in Vicksburg this weekend during a new statewide building competition. Teams of Mississippi students, ages 9-14, will compete in the Inaugural 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League tournament on Nov.16 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an annual high-energy robotics competition. The focus ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 total awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his ...

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New education trend? District marketing schools

TUPELO — Noting the competition that exists when parents choose where to send their children to school, first-year Tupelo superintendent Gearl Loden has begun a campaign to aggressively market the school district. From billboards to newspaper advertisements to a student-produced program that airs on WTVA-TV in Tupelo, the district has actively tried to share its story. This comes after a ...

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Poultry producers face myriad of challenges this year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The impact of last year’s drought on feed costs is not the only challenge poultry growers face in 2013. Production costs, expansion issues, waste regulations, competition from other meat sources and the next grain crop are major factors impacting the poultry industry this year. “Some of the corn produced last year had to go to ethanol, so ...

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Olympics-style construction championship coming to Trade Mart

The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. An Olympics-style event focused on skilled construction trades, high school, community college and skilled crafts persons enrolled in MCEF’s apprentice program will compete in 11 construction craft areas from ...

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Ag grad students to compete in farmer-judged competition

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University graduate students studying applied row crop agriculture will present their research findings before industry representatives at a new contest. The first Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition will begin at 7:55 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Bost Extension Center. The master’s competition features two groups speaking from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and one doctoral ...

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Entergy utilities receive green light for MISO — Regulators clear path for $1.4 billion in projected customer savings

NEW ORLEANS – Paving the way for significant customer savings, regulators in New Orleans and Mississippi today issued decisions supporting proposals by the Entergy operating companies they regulate to join the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO, in December 2013. These actions complete all of the retail regulatory decisions needed for the six Entergy operating companies to move forward ...

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