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Viking Range opening clinic for workers, dependents

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has unveiled plans for the Viking Health and Wellness Center, which will provide health and wellness services for Viking employees and their covered dependents on the Viking health plan. The health clinic will be in downtown Greenwood in a building owned by Viking and will be managed by Mississippi-based Medical Analysis, LLC, provider of health and ...

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BancorpSouth reaches 2-year high on earnings, plans regional restructuring

The year’s first quarter brought BancorpSouth Inc. its best quarterly showing in two years, with the Tupelo-based regional bank reporting net income of $22.9 million, or 25-cents a share. The burden of bad real estate loans also eased during the quarter, according to Aubrey Patterson, chairman and CEO BancorpSouth, a $13 billion banking company with operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, ...

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Study: Mississippi lags in assessing value of tax incentives

Mississippi and 28 other states are making no effort to determine the true returns their states are gaining from tax incentives granted businesses in exchange for promises of jobs and capital investments. So says the Pew Center on the States in a new study that categorizes the 29 states as those “trailing behind.” It puts 12 states in the “mixed ...

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Audit office is watchdog on bond money for economic development

The State of Mississippi gives but can also take away when it comes to handing companies tens of millions of dollars in bond money to build or expand their operations in the state. The money from the Mississippi Economic Development Bond Project comes with conditions and if those conditions are not met, the State insists the money must be repaid. ...

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Sierra Club still against MPC Kemper coal plant

The Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club is already planning its next challenge to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Public service commissioners voted 2-1 last week to reissue the plant’s certificate of public convenience and necessity. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the dissenting vote. Last week’s action became necessary March 15, when the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled ...

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Book focuses on Mississippi Delta through profiles and pictures

Most of us like big, beautiful picture books; usually called coffee table books because they’re the kind of books we like to display. They don’t have to have a lot of words as the photographs usually tell the story. How many words have been written about and photos taken of the Mississippi Delta? Still, it continues to provide material as ...

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Automotive equipment made in Mississippi recognized around the world

Hunter Engineering Company came to Mississippi in 1976 with a plant in Durant in Holmes County. It made a commitment to have a manufacturing establishment in the state and has not wavered. Additional plants were added in Raymond and Union for this manufacturer of automotive undercarriage equipment — items necessary to keep America’s vehicles operating. Fabrication and assembly of a ...

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IKE TROTTER- Sandcastles and financial resolutions

With the weather getting warmer as winter turns into spring, many families begin thinking about where to make plans for a summer vacation. I dare say a popular vacation destination for a lot of Mississippi families is to head south to the beaches of the Gulf Coast and enjoy the sun and fun. And I would especially say for families ...

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PSC votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate

In what amounted to a procedural meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 2-1 last week to reissue the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the lone dissenting vote. The order granting the certificate is a lot like the 2010 order. There’s a preliminary cost cap ...

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