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C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics

RIDGELAND — C Spire has won a national award and a $50,000 cash prize for marketing analytics leadership from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The Ridgeland-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company was selected for the award by a seven-member panel of judges over two California-based finalists — business communications service provider Citrix and…

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Fed: Mississippi, other states in Atlanta District expected to sustain modest economic growth

Expect to see more of the growth in economic activity that is occurring in Central and South Mississippi, says a new Federal Reserve Beige Book that periodically assesses the economic health of the Atlanta Fed district and the 11 other districts. The Beige Book, released Oct. 15, leads off with a note that the “modest…

MANUFACTURING/PRIVATE COMPANIES - Market Sector

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VT Halter building two LNG-powered container vessels

PASCAGOULA — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has started work on the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered container vessels for Crowley Maritime Corp. VT Halter first announced the $350 million contract last November. The beginning of construction was marked by a steel-cutting ceremony. VT Halter officials say in a news release that the new vessels…

ENERGY - Market Sector

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MSU researchers looking at safe handling of radioactive materials

STARKVILLE — If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research at Mississippi State University is helping the nuclear industry ensure that radioactive materials continue to be safely contained and that standards of safety are continuously improved. MSU’s Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET) is…

HEALTH CARE - Market Sector

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NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday

The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory building on Watford Parkway Drive encompasses 60,000 square feet, of which half is already built out. This week, Madison County will take a giant step forward in the world of high-tech health care.   The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory will be introduced Friday with visits from the governor and other…

GAMING/HOSPITALITY - Market Sector

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David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field

David Duval (PGA) Former World No. 1, David Duval, has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship’s field. Duval won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments between 1997 and 2001 and won a major title at The Open Championship in 2001. Along with Duval, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion, Ben Martin, has committed to the Sanderson…

REAL ESTATE - Market Sector

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NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday

The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory building on Watford Parkway Drive encompasses 60,000 square feet, of which half is already built out. This week, Madison County will take a giant step forward in the world of high-tech health care.   The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory will be introduced Friday with visits from the governor and other…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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Alcorn president launches new customer service task force

LORMAN — Alcorn State University President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. has formed the Alcorn State University Customer Service Task Force comprised of students, alumni, faculty and staff. “Our priority is to better serve our students,” said Rankins. “Continuous emphasis on how we provide quality, relevant services and experiences are vital to upholding our mission and…

AGRICULTURE - Market Sector

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Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The new agriculture rule released in conjunction with the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposal could fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government and should be immediately withdrawn, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee asserted yesterday. Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Cochran, Republican…

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