Home » NEWS (page 3170)

NEWS

SOLD: Bell Industries Inc. buys SkyTel for $23 million

CLINTON — Bell Industries Inc., based in El Segundo, Calif., gained not only a business, but a presence in Mississippi earlier this month, when it decided to acquire SkyTel Corp. of Clinton for $23 million, pending federal approval. SkyTel is a unit of the former MCI that New York-based Verizon acquired earlier in 2006. It provides nationwide wireless service and ...

Read More »

MTA hosting seventh-annual Conference on High Technology

JACKSON — On December 6, a cross section of business and community leaders, economic developers, public officials and those simply interested in the state’s high-tech industry will once again gather in downtown Jackson. The Seventh Annual Conference on High Technology, presented by the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) and the Mississippi Research Consortium, which is composed of Mississippi State University, University ...

Read More »

Seamless transition anticipated at MDA

JACKSON — There’s a change of leadership at the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) with Gov. Haley Barbour’s late November announcement that Gray Swoope will become executive director at the end of the year. Swoope, who has been chief operating officer of the state’s lead economic development agency, succeeds Leland Speed, who is returning to the private sector. With 20 years ...

Read More »

Economists: state back on track after Hurricane Katrina

The U.S. economy is headed for a “soft landing” with growth expected to be down in 2007, but Mississippi’s economy is back on track after being slammed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Those were the conclusions of speakers on the national and state economy at the annual Mississippi Economic Outlook Conference held October 31 in Jackson. “Growth has slowed ...

Read More »

Future fuzzy for LeFleur Lakes

JACKSON — Leland Speed, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, who announced November 21 that he will be returning to the private sector at the end of the year, remembers what he told Gov. Haley Barbour when he was appointed to his current position in 2001. “I told the governor I considered the LeFleur Lakes project the No. 1 ...

Read More »

River Hills moving forward with $11-million project

JACKSON — Some things just get better with age. Such is the case with River Hills Club in Northeast Jackson. Founded in 1963, the clubhouse and other areas of the club are starting to show its age. But instead of aging gracefully, the dated clubhouse will be torn down once the new clubhouse is built. “The new 23,000-square-foot clubhouse will ...

Read More »

Employee-assistance programs offer range of services to workers

Employee-assistance programs are an important part of employee benefits packages. These programs offer help with a broad range of problems affecting employees’ personal and working lives and are administered in a variety of ways with organizations in Mississippi. For more than 10 years, BancorpSouth has had a program to provide counseling on anything employees need, including substance abuse, smoking, troubled ...

Read More »