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Irby acquires Arkansas' oldest electrical distributor

JACKSON — Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Treadway Electric of Little Rock, Ark., effective Jan. 1, 2012. Terms were not disclosed. Established in 1905, Treadway is Arkansas’ oldest electrical distributor and employs over 100 employees in 14 locations throughout the state of Arkansas. It will continue to operate as Treadway, ...

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OSHA cites Howard Industries for more safety violations

LAUREL — Federal workplace safety officials have again cited a Laurel manufacturer for unsafe practices. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today that it has accused Howard Industries of eight rule violations, which could carry a fine of up to $59,000. Two repeat violation citations say that Howard still hasn’t fixed problems where employees work on machines without ...

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State's action against Morgan Keegan workers settled

JACKSON — An administrative action against Morgan Keegan & Company employees and Morgan Asset Management employees, Brian B. Sullivan, Gary Stringer, and Michele Wood has been resolved with the State of Mississippi, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. No Mississippi Morgan Keegan brokers were involved in this action. The order resolving the case is available on the Secretary of ...

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Mars Food recalls Uncle Ben's product

Mars Food U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, ...

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Ex-road manager, wife plead not guilty to Katrina fraud

HANCOCK COUNTY — Not guilty was the plea entered in federal court by a former Hancock County road manager and his wife. Roger Ladner and his wife, Sharon, of Kiln, are accused of a conspiracy to accept bribes and launder money in a scheme involving Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts that the federal government says were awarded to close family members ...

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OSHA cites Howard Industries for more safety violations

LAUREL — Federal workplace safety officials have again cited a Laurel manufacturer for unsafe practices. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said today that it has accused Howard Industries of eight rule violations, which could carry a fine of up to $59,000. Two repeat violation citations say that Howard still hasn’t fixed problems where employees work on machines without ...

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A different kind of merger

JACKSON — Brunini Grantham Grower and Hewes has proven there is more than one way to merge. In fact, the venerable Jackson law firm has pulled off a “non-merger merger.” Last month, it was announced that Brunini, founded in 1903, had been invited to join Meritas, a global network of independent, full-service law firms. The network currently encompasses 7,265 experienced ...

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'Merger-mania'

William Painter maybe the busiest man in Mississippi. The managing partner of the Jackson office of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., he is also the Tennessee-based firms lead strategic planner. In the latter capacity, Painter has logged some serious hours recently. “I’m hammered,” Painter said. In 2011, Baker Donelson has effected three mergers with more ...

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__ A different kind of merger

JACKSON — Brunini Grantham Grower and Hewes has proven there is more than one way to merge. In fact, the venerable Jackson law firm has pulled off a “non-merger merger.” Last month, it was announced that Brunini, founded in 1903, had been invited to join Meritas, a global network of independent, full-service law firms. The network currently encompasses… >> SEE ...

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JRA conditionally approves funding for long-delayed hotel

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has given conditional approval to fund a long-delayed hotel project. The Clarion-Ledger reported attorneys for the authority still must sign off on the action. It also requires approval from the Jackson City Council, which will discuss the matter on Monday. The proposal involves issuing nearly $90 million in bonds to build a hotel across ...

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