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BILL CRAWFORD: Mississippi GOP candidates quiet on Trump tariffs and bailout

Agriculture is a huge part of Mississippi’s economy and soybeans are a major export.   The tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, particularly on China, have resulted in retaliatory tariffs impacting U.S. exports, including soybeans.    “Tariffs are the greatest,” Trump recently tweeted. But when farmers and farm state politicians started complaining, Trump suddenly came up with a scheme to provide a ...

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Caesars launching sports betting in Mississippi, New Jersey

Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally’s casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Monday. Its sister casino in Atlantic City, Harrah’s will start taking sports bets on Wednesday. ...

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Another luxury hotel to open in Cleveland

By JACK WEATHERLY The Cotton House. Is there better name for a luxury hotel in the Delta? Tradition with a wink. The $17.6 million, 95-room hotel will open early next year in downtown Cleveland, dead center in the region known for the richest soil and earthiest music in the world. “It’ll be a very high-end product,” said Luke Chamblee, president ...

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Vacancy at Okhissa Lake: Group hopes to buy land from feds

He put in around noon on a Friday. Nearby, the women sprayed sunscreen and hung floaties on the children, and the boys threw rocks into the duckweed. Onboard, they had grocery bags, a propane grill and not one fishing pole. “Soon as I get out in the lake, I’m gonna start cooking for these kids,” Broussard said. “We come up ...

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LaForge leads Delta State into the future

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Five years ago, Delta State University welcomed home its beloved student as its president: Bill LaForge. As a Cleveland native, and the son of DSU’s Dean of College Arts and Science William LaForge (whose name can be found on the university’s library building), his homecoming seems obvious. But he is a nontraditional president. “I did not ...

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Tupelo’s Pinnacle Point site work resumes, still on schedule

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Site work for the multi-million-dollar Pinnacle Point development on North Gloster Street resumed this week after getting approval from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The state agency had put a temporary stop on the site work to allow developer Bruce Patel and his Fusion Hospitality group to address environmental concerns with ...

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Tupelo CVB awarded coveted designation

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau received recognition as an accredited destination marketing organization during the Destinations International Annual Convention in Anaheim, California, earlier this month. It was awarded the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal. TCVB is just the third destination marketing organization in Mississippi to become an accredited organization through DMAP. The award is “acknowledgement of TCVB’s commitment ...

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Social media anxiety: Separating personal views from business not always easy

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Anyone who knows Tim Tubb knows he has strongly held opinions and isn’t afraid to let others hear them. Recently, he posted a comment on his personal Facebook page that went viral, garnering more than 2,500 reactions and nearly 145,000 shares. Marketing and social media experts say steering clear of hot-button issues ...

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Jackson Zoo workers get pay cuts as revenue keeps falling

Workers at the Jackson Zoo will see deep pay cuts amid declining revenue. Jackson Zoological Society Executive Director Beth Poff says the zoo is in “a dire situation.” She says the pay cuts will affect all employees. » HERE’S WHAT THE MBJ HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE JACKSON ZOO IN 2013 Poff says the zoo is operating with 32 employees, ...

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Mississippi military shipbuilding firm to hire hundreds

A shipbuilding firm in Mississippi is hiring hundreds of skilled workers after it was awarded several contracts for the U.S. military. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reported Thursday that Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is searching for test engineers, first class welders, pipefitters, pipe welders and shipfitters. Company spokesman Bill Glenn says Ingalls is planning to hire 500 people by the end of ...

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