Home » NEWS (page 3050)

NEWS

Barbour testifies on cap and trade

WASHINGTON — Gov. Haley Barbour yesterday warned the cap and trade tax under consideration by Congress would damage the nation’s economic growth and increase energy costs for consumers. Barbour testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. “Energy policy significantly impacts every aspect of American foreign and domestic policy,” Barbour said. “Energy is the lifeblood of our ...

Read More »

IHL report not rosy

JACKSON — The June issue of the “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook,” published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. This issue focuses on the rising unemployment in the state and the projected course of the recession.  In addition to articles on the economic outlook, the ...

Read More »

First Facebook scam reported

JACKSON — Con-artists appear to be moving toward social networking sites to catch their prey, Attorney General Jim Hood is warning. At least one Mississippian has fallen victim. The scam is very similar to a scam commonly known as the Nigerian scam. In fact, Facebook refers to it as the “Nigerian 419,” or “419” for short. “In the case of ...

Read More »

Millsaps bringing back AP Institute

JACKSON — More than 200 teachers from Mississippi and surrounding states are expected to participate in the 26th-annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 12-17 at Millsaps College. Richard Smith, senior vice president and dean of the college, said the Millsaps AP Institute trains not only teachers but boosts the state’s educational system.

 The AP Institute at Millsaps is the largest ...

Read More »

HOW spotlights MSU

STARKVILLE — In a major feature in its July/August issue, HOW, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based international publication, profiles MSU as a “hidden gem” and one of three top-tier “off-the-radar” design programs bringing students into the national spotlight. Temple and Portland State universities also are featured institutions at which the students and faculty “are every bit as talented as their rivals at ...

Read More »

State buts AmbuBus kits

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With the 2009 hurricane season underway, Mississippi has joined other states in FEMA Region IV by deploying the AmbuBus from First Line Technology in a statewide effort to enhance special needs evacuation capabilities. Delivery of the initial 14 AmbuBus kits, purchased through grant funds, were delivered to six different locations around the state. A joint training session was ...

Read More »

Palace unveils major expansion

BILOXI — The Palace Casino Resort has announced a 110,000-square-foot project, of which 64,000 square feet is an expansion of its facilities and amenities. This is the largest casino expansion on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina. Upon completion of the new construction, the property will include 38,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 1,000 slot machines ...

Read More »

Hancock Bank adopts AppOne

GULFPORT — Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced today that Hancock Bank has joined its AppOne platform, a technology solution that helps connect lenders with automotive dealers and simplify the loan process. With access to AppOne’s network of more than 3,000 auto dealers, Hancock Bank will focus on building relationships with independent auto dealers looking for finance sources within their geographic ...

Read More »

Renasant incorporates social media tools

TUPELO — Renasant Bank has officially joined the social media worlds of Twitter and Facebook. Twitter users can follow Renasant at twitter/renasant.com or @renasant and Facebook users can follow the bank through Fans of Renasant Renewal, which is the bank’s ongoing green initiative. “While social sites have been in use for a while, we decided that Twitter and Facebook gives ...

Read More »

MSU joins military campaign

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) now is part of a national effort to help ease the financial burden of out-of-state residents with Chapter 33 GI Bill benefits seeking a higher education. MSU president Mark Keenum recently signed an agreement to join the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Managed and funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the program is a ...

Read More »