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SBA seminar set for April 12 in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Small Business Administration and partners in the Vicksburg area will present a seminar on SBA loans and business planning on April. 12. The program is offered in collaboration with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center. The free session is set for 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber ...

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Airgas buys Hattiesburg welding supplier for undisclosed sum

HATTIESBURG — Industrial and specialty gas distributor Airgas Inc. has bought a Mississippi-based gas company, expanding its distribution network in three southern states. Airgas did not disclose the price it paid for Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg, LLC, which does business as Nordan Smith. The privately held Hattiesburg-based company distributes gasses for industrial and medical customers, as does Airgas. Airgas ...

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Delta Fuel expanding in-state footprint, planning to leave Louisiana

NATCHEZ — Two long-time Miss-Lou oil distributors have recently been bought out, but one of the buyers is expanding its market share in Mississippi and making plans to move out of Louisiana. Delta Fuel Co. Inc. recently bought the wholesale side of Independent Oil and Coal Co., and has leased the bulk plant of Cloutier Oil, a company recently bought ...

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Bryant chooses ex-Sheriff McMillin to lead state Parole Board

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant named former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin to lead the state Parole Board. The five-member board has discretion over which inmates are released from prison on parole. The board also investigates applicants for gubernatorial pardons and makes recommendations. However, Mississippi governors aren’t bound by the board’s recommendations. The board recommended against pardons for some of ...

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Supervisor wants second opinion on bridge repair, replacements

MCCOMB — A Pike County supervisor wants a second opinion on whether the county really needs $5 million worth of bridge repairs and replacements. The Board of Supervisors will first meet with the engineering firm that prepared a report saying three bridges need replacement and one needs repairs, The Enterprise-Journal reported. The board agreed in February to borrow up to ...

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Emmerich launching newspaper to replace defunct Leader-Call

LAUREL — Emmerich Newspapers says it will start a newspaper to replace the Laurel Leader-Call, which has shut down. In a statement last Saturday, Emmerich said the start-up newspaper would be launched April 15 with the name The Chronicle. Wyatt Emmerich, the president of Emmerich Newspapers, said the new community newspaper will serve Laurel, Ellisville and Jones County. Emmerich plans ...

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C Spire opens prototype facility in Starkville; Clinton is next

C Spire today announced the grand opening of its new 3,000 square foot prototype retail store in Starkville. The new store, located at 337 Highway 12 West in Starkville, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s industry-leading personalization program, which gives customers apps and content that ...

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Regions closes Morgan Keegan sale to Raymond James

Regions Financial Corp. has completed its sale of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. and related affiliates to Raymond James Financial Inc. for about $1.2 billion. Regions’ trust and institutional investment management businesses are not included in the sale and will operate within Regions’ Wealth Management organization. Regions President &d CEO Grayson Hall said the sale fits Regions’ plan to expand ...

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New study on prolonged sitting puts focus on employers

A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine implicating sedentary behavior for causing premature death might put more pressure on government and business to allow employees more time for standing up. The study of some 200,000 Australians age 45 and older showed that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent higher risk of ...

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Toyota VP: Blue Springs progressing toward full production

BLUE SPRINGS — Five months after starting production, and weeks into its second production line shift, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is making progress toward full capacity, according to a plant executive. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for the Blue Springs plant, said the facility will be able to roll out 150,000 Corolla sedans ...

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