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Viking has added 6,000 Facebook fans since Saturday night

By Amy McCullough Greenwood-based Viking Range Corporation may be used as a case study by Facebook, says social media guru Joe Stradinger, who just got back from a meeting with the social media company last week. By using a new tool called Facebook Stories that Stradinger implemented four days ago, Viking’s fan page has added another 6,000 people. Want to ...

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MSU program makes first-ever national ranking

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s hydrogeology academic program in the geosciences department is newly listed in the top 100 nationally. According to a recent report by the National Ground Water Association, MSU’s ranking is based on the strength of faculty and related factors. This is the first time the non-profit organization of 12,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals has released ...

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Security Card Services renews contract with NPC

OXFORD — National Processing Company (NPC) has entered into a multi-year independent sales organization (ISO) contract renewal with Security Card Services, LLC, for debit and credit card processing services to merchants and financial institutions. “Security Card Services, LLC has partnered with NPC for the past 14 years and we have developed powerful strategies to achieve long term success,” said John ...

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Adams and Reese increases pro bono hours

JACKSON — In 2010, Adams and Reese performed a total of 6,300 pro bono hours for more than 100 different pro bono project organizations and causes throughout the nation. The 2010 total was an 18 percent increase from the 5,314 pro bono hours in 2009. The recent pro bono output has catapulted Adams and Reese to the national spotlight, with ...

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Furniture company penalized by OSHA

OKOLONA — An furniture company faces about $66,000 in proposed fines following an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA said in a new release today that it found 18 violations — including one repeat violation — at United Furniture Industries Inc. of Okolona. The alleged violations include: failing to label feeder and branch electrical circuits; failing ...

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Fruit, vegetable growers have new market opportunity

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) have announced a new opportunity for Mississippi fruit and vegetable growers. An informational meeting will be held Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum’s Forestry Building in Jackson for all Mississippi fruit and vegetable growers interested in ...

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SIS releases latest version of flagship software

STARKVILLE — Spatial Information Solutions Inc. (SIS) has released version 3.0 of its flagship software product, Accuracy Analyst. Dr. Charles O’Hara, SIS president, said version 3.0 includes “tools for automated, consistent and standard review of data with an overview, complete tracking and full scale control.” O’Hara added that the ReViewer tool “should allow you to very efficiently review data, mark ...

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More than 11 percent of seniors may not graduate

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More than 11 percent of the state’s high school seniors could be in danger of not graduating because they have not passed one or more standardized tests necessary to do so. Of almost 28,000 12th-graders in Mississippi, The Clarion-Ledger reported yesterday that 3,295 still need to pass one or more subject-area tests to graduate. Of those, 446 ...

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FNC index: Home prices continue to fall

OXFORD — Despite recent upbeat data on new and existing home sales, U.S. home prices continued to decline in December due in part to increased sales of foreclosed properties, according to the FNC Residential Price Index (RPI). RPI is a product of Oxford-based FNC Inc. Driven in part by rising sales of distressed properties and higher foreclosure-sales discounts, home prices ...

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