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JSU Dean of Business to become new president at Tennessee State

The Tennessee Board of Regents will likely approve alumna Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president of Tennessee State University. TBR Chancellor John Morgan on Monday said in a news release he recommended Glover, who is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, out of four finalists. The full board will decide whether to approve ...

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Egg company closes on Maxim acquisition in Texas

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has closed on the previously announced acquisition of the commercial egg production and related assets of Maxim Production Co. Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The assets purchased by Cal-Maine include a feed mill and two production complexes with capacity for approximately 3.5 million laying hens with related pullet capacity, all located near Boling, Texas. In ...

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Committee recommends more evaluation of university's athletics

COLUMBUS — A broad-based committee charged with reviewing the potential for athletic programs at Mississippi University for Women has concluded its work by recommending that the university move ahead with further evaluation. The committee expressed general support for a return to athletics in some form. Committee chair Perry Sansing, assistant to the president and university counsel, said that an outline ...

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Cemetery owner indicted; accused of mishandling pre-need funds

TUPELO — Cemetery owner Wayne Hight of Corinth has been indicted, according to a news release from Lee County District Attorney Trent Kelly and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Hight has been indicted for failing to fund at least 85 percent of funds received for funeral services and merchandise as required by state law and misapplying or converting pre-need funds. ...

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County hires law firm to set up economic development board

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County supervisors have hired a branch of the Butler Snow law firm to set up an economic development board. The county will pay the Ridgeland-based firm $450,000 over three years, under a contract signed Sept. 19 by J. Patrick Lee, president of the board of supervisors, The Picayune Item reports. The head of the county’s Republican ...

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New report on Delta shows small businesses creating most jobs

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Locally-owned Delta small businesses have provided nearly all new net jobs over the past two decades, new private sector economic data released shows. The report is published in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and National Entrepreneurship Month. The new report, “Jobs and Small Businesses: Job creation and loss in the federally designated Delta region,” completed by the ...

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State looking for nearly $395M in back taxes, interest, penalties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Department of Revenue has dunned 154,300 taxpayers for a total of nearly $395 million in back taxes, interest and penalties, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. The department has collected $1.2 million mailed by 4,000 taxpayers, department spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury said last week. She didn’t know how many paid online, or how much they paid. The ...

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Officials learn facility will not meet start-up deadline

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County officials say they have been told by Silicor that a metal production and purification facility will not meet its Dec. 31 start date. Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley tells the Commercial Dispatch the announcement came during a meeting last week. In August, Lowndes County supervisors extended a Sept. 2 starting deadline to Dec. 31. If the ...

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Utility, security guards hammer out deal ending lockout

PORT GIBSON — Union security guards have voted to ratify a three-year contract with Entergy Corp., ending a nearly seven-week lockout. Entergy locked the guards out from its Grand Gulf nuclear plant on Sept. 30 after the previous contract expired. The guards are represented by the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36. The union had said that the ...

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Group unsure of jurisdiction over historical properties

GREENVILLE — Preservationists in Greenville are trying to determine how far their jurisdiction goes over minor repairs to local historical properties. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, tells the Delta Democrat Times concerns were raised in the downtown historic district regarding paint and minor repairs. The commission was given an undetermined amount of control ...

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