Former Godwin CEO Danny Mitchell dies at 66

Danny Mitchell, the former chairman and CEO of GodwinGroup, died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack. He was 66. Mitchell, who was a well-known and respected member of the Mississippi business community, retired as Senior Partner and Chairman in 2012. When he was chairman and CEO he grew Godwin into one of the top […]

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Court tosses challenge to Miss. Silicon’s clean air permit

An Alabama competitor to Mississippi Silicon, which is building a $200 million  plant in Burnsville, came in too late with its challenge to an air quality permit for the plant, the Tishomingo County Chancery Court has ruled. In an Aug. 29 summary judgment, Chancery Judge Michael Malski said Globe Metallurgical of Selma let too much…

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Fed’s Beige Book notes moderate economic growth in Mississippi’s 2 districts

Metropolitan Bank Federal Reserve banks in Atlanta and St. Louis, both of which have Mississippi jurisdictions, report modest gains in economic activity since mid July. Reporting in the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 4 Beige Book, the Atlanta Fed said business optimism for 2014 exceeds actual gains to this point. “Regardless of the outlook, most firms continue…

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Northrop Grumman lands $354M Air Force contract for Global Hawks

Northrop Grumman’s Moss Point facility builds UAV systems for the Pentagon like the MQ-8 Fire Scout. It also builds the fuselages for the RQ-4 Global Hawk. MOSS POINT  — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet…

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CenterPoint Energy consolidates 3 smaller offices into one

CenterPoint Energy’s new 10,000-square-foot district office is located at 300 Executive Park Boulevard in Byram. CenterPoint Energy employees are settling in after moving in July to the company’s new location at 300 Executive Park Boulevard in Byram. The new building has 10,000 square feet of office space and 3,000 feet of warehouse space. There also…

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Health Department discovers another West Nile virus case

HINDS COUNTY — Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so…

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A Stitch in Time — The Southern Needle looks to spark renaissance

A nurse by trade Beverly Anglin opened The Southern Needle as a sort of hybrid retail store/education center in a bid to resurrect a dying art and industry. While Beverly Anglin is a risk-taker, she is not your typical entrepreneur. Ask most small business owners about their goals, they usually will talk about revenues, profits,…

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Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Approximately 4,783 acres of cropland in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi has been slated for auction Oct. 22. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company is managing the auction, in cooperation with Walker Auctions and Paul A. Lynn & Associates, LLC. Almost half the land — 2,357 acres — is located in Sunflower County,…

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6 more districts join Miss. school funding lawsuit

JACKSON — Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove spokesman George Shelton says the new plaintiffs are school districts in Greene County, Humphreys County, North…

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State’s corn crop could set new yield record

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers in Mississippi may have a record year for corn. Ample rains helped bring the yield for dryland corn close that for irrigated land, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting record yield of 180 bushels per acre, Mississippi State University analysts said. That’s four bushels higher than last year and…

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