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Reservoir still candidate for Bassmasters, despite shooting death

  Bassmaster fishing tournaments don’t often come to Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last weekend’s Central Open event was only the third time since 1978 that B.A.S.S. has visited the 33,000-acre reservoir. But the shooting death of a Texas fisherman at a Jackson hotel will not prevent the B.A.S.S. from reconsidering the area for a future tour stop, a B.A.S.S. official said ...

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State's cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites as most-creative are Oxford and ...

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Outlets of Mississippi names management team

Special to the MBJ PEARL, Mississippi — The Outlets of Mississippi has hired Kathy Hackshaw, a 20-year veteran in the field of retail property management, to direct the state’s largest outlet shopping destination, which is scheduled to open Nov. 14. The Outlets also announced three other members of its management team in a news release Tuesday. Angela Shepard will be ...

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Franchise Services of North America director resigns

From wire reports RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Franchise Services of North America announced Tuesday that William N. Plamondon has resigned as a director of the company due to personal and business reasons. Plamondon will remain president of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Advantage Rent A Car. Ridgeland-based FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company and ...

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Trustmark declares 23-cent dividend for 3rd quarter

Special to The MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi — Trustmark Corp. has announced a net income available to common shareholders of $33.0 million in the third quarter, which resulted in diluted earnings per common share of 49 cents, an increase of 6.5 percent from the prior quarter as well as from levels one year earlier. Trustmark’s performance during the quarter produced a ...

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Reservoir still a candidate for Bassmasters, despite shooting death

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Bassmaster fishing tournaments don’t often come to Ross Barnett Reservoir. Last weekend’s Central Open event was only the third time since 1978 that B.A.S.S. has visited the 33,000-acre reservoir. But the shooting death of a Texas fisherman at a Jackson hotel will not prevent the B.A.S.S. from reconsidering the area for a future tour stop, a B.A.S.S. ...

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Venture Technologies shows off mobile cloud at technology fair

Ever wonder where your digital data goes when it instantly zips off to the cloud? Well, Venture Technologies can take the cloud to you. The Ridgeland-based IT solutions provider had its mobile cloud on full display Thursday at its annual Technology Fair at the Country Club of Jackson. Some 24 of Venture’s technology partners participated to display and demonstrate their ...

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Mississippi's economic growth gets national attention

Historically, economic growth is not a term that nation’s analysts have quickly associated with Mississippi, but the outlook might be improving on several fronts. According to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office, the American Legislative Exchange Council recently placed Mississippi among the Top 10 states for overall economic outlook for 2013, and the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity named Mississippi fifth for ...

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Trent Lott: "… on days like today, I remember why I left"

“I miss it sometimes, but then on days like today, I remember why I left,” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday in Biloxi before his speech at the Southern States Energy Board. Lott took a few minutes before his speech to discuss the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis. Lott, who served 35 years in Congress before ...

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Mississippi cities jockeying for C Spire’s fast fiber

» Ridgeland, Tupelo, Oxford and Corinth among top choices C Spire’s initiative to put ultra high-speed Internet and digital television service in Mississippi homes is moving as fast as the product itself. The Ridgeland-based telecommunication company said Sept. 24 that it was expanding its services with a statewide fiber optic that includes internet at speeds up to 1 gigabyte per ...

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