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GodwinGroup promotes Wert to general manager of Godwin Gulf Coast

GodwinGroup, a Jackson-based marketing and advertising firm, has promoted Kami Wert of Gulfport to general manager of Godwin Gulf Coast. Wert is an agency partner, senior vice president and member of the agency’s executive management team. As General Manager, Wert will be manager of all operations of the Gulfport office. She also will work closely with clients to develop an ...

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Starkville's Wiseman finds way to take his city forward with new high-speed internet fiber

Kansas City, Austin and Provo are doing it with help from Google. Chattanooga and Lafayette, La., did it themselves. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman wanted it — he just didn’t know how to get it. » READ MORE: C Spire announces announces nine city finalists for new service Then came Sept. 24, and without warning, Wiseman saw a path to bring fiber-optic ...

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C Spire announces announces nine city finalists for new service

RIDGELAND — Nine Mississippi cities have been selected finalists in C Spire’s “Get Fiber First Challenge,” a project to provide homes with Internet and digital television connections that are 100 times faster than the national average. During Monday’s announcement at the C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland, officials explained the next step for the finalists, and unveiled the pricing for the ...

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AIDS-research pioneer, match.com founder are Innovate conference speakers

Innovate Mississippi’s 14th annual Conference on Technology Innovation features two speakers from opposite sides of the spectrum, but a lineup that Innovate president and CEO Tony Jeff calls “one of the best we have ever had.” The two-day conference begins Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $75. Visit www.innovatemsconference.com to view the complete agenda and to register online. ...

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Mississippi is most-improved energy-efficient state in nation

Mississippi has jumped from worst to first in a ranking of the nation’s most-improved states on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C., energy think tank. “For too long, Mississippi has ranked dead last in the nation in the area of energy efficiency,” said Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, who joined ...

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to be open by June 1. ...

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C Spire names "Fiber" finalists, reveals digital TV pricing

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Nine Mississippi cities have been selected finalists in C Spire’s “Get Fiber First Challenge,” a project to provide homes with internet and digital television connections that are 100 times faster than the national average. During Monday’s announcement at the C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland, officials explained the next step for the finalists, and unveiled the pricing for ...

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It's Mistletoe time: Junior League of Jackson gears up

There is a list. And this week, Brandon Kennedy is checking it twice. The opening of 33rd-annual Mistletoe Market is only days away, and, after 22 months of preparation, Kennedy, the chair of this year’s event, is ready to setup and check off the final details. Mistletoe Marketplace, the Christmas holiday-themed shopping weekend sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson, ...

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