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Mayhall giving up seat in Legislature

SOUTHAVEN — Rep. Ted Mayhall, a Republican from Southaven, says he will not seek re-election. Mayhall has served two terms in the Mississippi House. The Commercial Appeal reports the 71-year-old Mayhall wants to spend more time with his seven grandchildren and he and his wife want to travel. House District 40 is located in DeSoto County.

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Supervisor making run for Governor's Mansion

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday will formally kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor tomorrow with a rally at the courthouse in Poplarville. Holliday filed his qualifying papers last week for the Aug. 2 GOP primary. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis and state employee James Broadwater of Byram also are ...

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Hancock's quarterly earnings up, annual earnings down

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Company has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2010 net income increased 14.6 percent over the preceding third quarter of 2010 to $17 million and advanced 27.9 percent over the 2009’s fourth quarter, excluding certain non-recurring merger items associated with that quarter’s acquisition of ...

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Northrop wins another Coast Guard contract

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Northrop Grumman a $89-million contract to buy material to start production on a fifth cutter. The work is scheduled to be performed at the company’s Pascagoula shipyard, where two of the eight planned National Security Cutters have been commissioned. The 418-foot-long Legend-class cutters are the flagships of the Coast Guard fleet. The ...

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Senate debating controversial immigration bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate is debating a bill designed to crack down on illegal immigration. Lengthy discussion was expected today, and several supporters are watching from galleries in the Senate chamber. The bill says a law enforcement officer would be allowed to check a person’s immigration status if the officer suspects the person might be in the United States ...

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Moon elected chairman

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, as chairman of its board of directors. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He served as the deputy director and director for international development with the Mississippi Development Authority. Moon ...

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Alumni honor Davis

The Delta State University National Alumni Association recently recognized Cleveland State Farm agent Patrick Davis as a corporate sponsor at the Okra Level The Alumni Association offers two levels of corporate sponsorships; Statesmen Level ($5,000) and Okra Level ($2,500). Corporate sponsors are recognized on the Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association websites, event pages, registration pages, and all direct mail ...

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Rice producers make team

Tim Walker, an agronomist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Curtis Berry, a rice producer from Tunica, were participants in the Rice Foundation’s International Leadership Development Program, which included traveling to Mexico and Cuba. The Foundation’s five-member leadership team attended Cuba’s International Trade Fair held in Havana. More than 1,500 companies from 60 countries ...

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Economist: Green energy will not be real US job creator

By Amy McCullough From an editorial in the New York Times by Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser on why green energy manufacturing will never be a real job creator in the United States: “Evergreen Solar announced last week that it was closing its plant in Devens, Mass., laying off 800 workers, and moving production to China. Evergreen’s factory had ...

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Spencers win award

Calhoun County row crop and beef cattle farmers Brad and Carla Spencer of Vardaman were recently named state winners of the 2011 Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award. The Spencers will receive a new Ford pickup truck, the use of John Deere and Kubota tractors, $500 from Ford and $1,800 toward the purchase of ...

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