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Aldermen fill seats

The Board of Aldermen has filled six seats on various local commissions. The Daily Corinthian reports two residents were named to the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau — Pauline Sorrell and Phil Little. The aldermen also reappointed Luke Doehner to the board. The appointments of Doehner and Sorrell require approval of the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors. The appointments ...

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LaPrad added to staff

Debra LaPrad, M.D., has joined the Eye Associates of the South as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. An Alabama native, LaPrad completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University and Ochsner Program in New Orleans. She earned her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and took her internship in preliminary medicine at Ochsner Medical ...

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Read November 30 issue of MBJ

THE COST OF LOSING Good football teams create good business— by Clay Chandler GULF COAST Oyster harvesting in full swing— by Lisa Monti PERS Fixed share key for boosting funded ratio— by Ted Carter TRANSPORTATION River at Greenville likely to drop farther with Mo. River impoundment— Ted Carter REAL ESTATE New Orleans developers look to Bay St. Louis ties— by ...

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Covered payroll rate stays same for the first time since 2005

The governing board of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) has settled on 15.75 percent as an employer contribution rate that will return the $20 billion retirement fund to safer ground. If the 15.75 percent of covered payroll rate holds beyond 2013, it will mark the first year since 2005 without a hike in the amount the state, ...

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TEC appoints McCoy

TEC has appointed Rosemary McCoy as customer relations representative II at TEC of Jackson Inc. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in customer service. McCoy, currently residing in Jackson, graduated from Belhaven University with a bachelor of business administration.  

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Turner earns promotion

Kim Turner has been chosen to lead the Office of the Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Turner was promoted to the position after serving as senior attorney in the Elections Division. A Tupelo native, Turner received both a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and accounting from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. She earned her juris doctorate from Mississippi ...

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Twin Creeks Technologies goes under, owes Mississippi $26 million

In Nov. of 2011 the Mississippi Business Journal reported Twin Creeks Technologies’ new 88,000-square-foot factory, funded with $26 million in state dollars, sat in Senatobia with very little going on. Twin Creeks spokesperson Tarpan Dixit said, at the time, the plant was not in commercial production but in “validation mode” and waiting for certification — but that was not the message ...

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All American closes on another acquisition in Louisiana

MADISON — All American Check Cashing has completed the acquisition of Community Financial Center of America, of Houma, La. Terms were not disclosed. This marks the fourth merger and acquisition for All American this year and increases the total number of retail stores in Mississippi and Louisiana to 40. Michael Gray, president of All American Check Cashing, said, “This acquisition ...

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