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All American completes acquisition of Texas company

MADISON — All American Check Cashing has completed the merger and acquisition of Advance Finance of Dallas, Texas. Terms were not disclosed. This marks the fourth merger and acquisition for All American this year and brings the total of retail stores in Mississippi to over 33. In April of this year All American completed the merger and acquisition of Easy ...

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RSDecon showcases new facility at The Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — RSDecon recently hosted an open house of its patented Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) that is produced at the University of Southern Mississippi’s materials science laboratory and business incubator, The Accelerator. RSDecon is a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics’ Healthcare Protective Products Division (HPPD). “I can tell you that one of the major selling points to us when looking ...

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Ex-surgeon to be sentenced for drug trafficking

GULFPORT — A Jan. 6 sentencing date has been set for a former Stone County surgeon who has pleaded guilty to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication. A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Je Song in a 35-count indictment. Song has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In exchange for his plea, ...

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Fatal explosions prompt regulators to call for change

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Explosions from oil and natural gas tanks tucked away in isolated areas killed 44 people in the last three decades, federal regulators said yesterday as they called on companies and officials to make the storage sites safer. Thousands of tanks are in places where young people hang out. Those killed were all 25 or younger, often at ...

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Miss. lacks healthy food distribution model

>> A look at healthy food distribution in and out of Mississippi Mississippi’s achievement of “fattest state in the nation” for seven years running is an economic problem. In addition to significant health care costs to treat chronic illnesses like Type II diabetes and heart disease, the productivity lost due to poor health defies calculation. A large part of the ...

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Brown named manager

Safelite AutoGlass has named Brad Brown the Jackson general manager. Brown has been in the vehicle glass business for more than 20 years and held multiple managerial roles. Most recently, Brown was the CTU manager in the Dallas market. He now will be responsible for overseeing the 30 associates in the Jackson market. Brown will be relocating from Plano, Texas, ...

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Amy joining AP

Jeffrey Amy, who has covered Southern politics and business for several news organizations, will join the Associated Press in Jackson as a reporter. In Jackson, Amy will cover the business and the economy in Mississippi, education, and demographics and poverty. Most recently, Amy was a reporter at the Mobile Press-Register, where he covered the Alabama Legislature and public policy, higher ...

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Beck leading department

Mary Beck has been selected as the new head of the Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University. Beck has served as a professor at Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences since 2007. While there, she has held various leadership positions including chair of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Prior to her position at ...

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Book details the football Nirvana that is Mississippi junior college football

There are more than a few football fans in Mississippi and rivalry within the state is intense. None is more intense or more colorful than the rivalry among the state’s 14 community colleges, formerly called junior colleges. Fans, former players and coaches and alumni can read all about it in the Mississippi Sports Council’s recent publication, “Mississippi JUCOs…The Toughest Football ...

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Warnock invited to symposium

A Mississippi State University biomedical engineering faculty member recognized for his problem-based teaching methods will participate next month in a special National Academy of Engineering symposium. James Warnock, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering in the university’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, is among 65 selected to attend the Nov. 13-16 Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in ...

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