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Camgian, Johnston McLamb form new partnership

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has engaged in a strategic partnership with Johnston McLamb, a management and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chantilly, Va., to develop and deploy an advanced back office software system for the Camgian Quantus Operations Intelligence (OI) platform. This strategic partnership will leverage Johnston McLamb’s analytics and data visualization software with Camgian’s wireless sensing and tracking ...

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State's casinos saw winnings decrease in March

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winnings for Mississippi’s state-licensed casinos totaled $208.9 million last month, down a bit from March 2010, the state Revenue Department reports. The 11 casinos along the Gulf Coast took in $93.5 million in March, while the 19 casinos along the Mississippi River won $115.4 million from players. The tally was down 1.7 percent from the $212.5 million ...

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Renasant sees healthy quarterly earnings increase

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation recorded net income for the first quarter of 2011 of $7.553 million, compared to $4.721 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 and $3.6 million for the first quarter of 2010. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.30 during the first quarter of 2011 as compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.19 ...

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Nissan expanding production at Canton plant

CANTON — Nissan is moving production of the Nissan Xterra SUV and Frontier pickup models to its Canton plant. Company officials from Nissan Americas announced the decision at the New York International Auto Show. The move is part of Nissan’s plan to increase production of vehicles intended for North American markets at its production facilities in the region. The new lines ...

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Bennie Thompson will run for reelection

By Amy McCullough The MBJ received a prompt response from Thompson’s office. My conversation with Congressman Thompson: Do you plan to run for reelection? I do plan to run for reelection. You have been friends with Hudson’s family and her father Victor McTeer for a long time? I’ve known him ever since he came to the Delta. And so. Politics ...

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Heather Hudson vs Bennie Thompson?

By Amy McCullough Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson recently announced she was running for Congress in Bennie Thompson’s district. Is Thompson running? Thompson’s office returned a call to the MBJ this morning regarding an interview, but at press time none had been scheduled. For the moment at least, we’ll have to keep guessing. UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Thompson has told MBJ ...

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Ag Man

JACKSON- Retiring agriculture commissioner Lester Spell, a veterinarian and former mayor of Richland, looks back at his tenure at the Miss. Department of Agriculture.

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Potts: 'Storm has passed' First M&F Corp.

KOSCIUSKO — First M&F Corp. reported a profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $950,000. Net income allocated to common shareholders was $515,000, or $0.06 basic and diluted earnings per share, compared to a profit of $413,000, or $0.05 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the first quarter of 2010. Hugh S. Potts, Jr., CEO and ...

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State's unemployment rate remains at 10.2 percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Job growth picked up a bit in Mississippi in March as the state had 9,200 more non-farm jobs than in March 2010, the U.S. Labor Department reports. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, there were 5,300 more non-farm jobs in Mississippi last month than in February 2011. The state had gained 5,200 from February 2010 through February 2011. ...

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Toyota extends North American production cuts

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Corp. has extended production cuts at its North American factories into early June as it struggles to deal with parts shortages caused by the earthquake that hit Japan. The disruptions caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami continue to spread. Toyota has warned dealers to expect shortages well into this summer, and has changed ...

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