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AgFax: Jimmy Sanders acquires Louisiana's G&H Seed

According to MBJ friend AgFax, Jimmy Sanders, Inc., (JSI), a family owned business in Cleveland, Mississippi, purchased by Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings earlier this year, has acquired G&H Seed Company, Inc. and its related company Liq-Quick Fertilizer Co, Inc. in Crowley, Louisiana. >> Read the complete story here …

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C Spire announces changes

C Spire Wireless has named Jeff Richardson as vice president of customer advocacy. He joined C Spire in 1994 and most recently served as director of customer advocacy. Before joining the company, he served as assistant manager at Norwest Financial and credit manager at Mississippi Financial Services. Richardson is a graduate of Mississippi College with a bachelor degree in business ...

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PEER reviews practices at community college; recommends changes

MOORHEAD — The Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) has released the results of a review of practices at Mississippi Delta Community College after receiving complaints of alleged mismanagement. PEER wrote: “On May 2, 2012, PEER received a complaint from two legislators (later joined by eight more) regarding allegations that had been made to them of possible ...

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Entergy Mississippi executes agreement with MISO

JACKSON — Five Entergy utilities have taken a key step toward membership in a regional transmission organization via submission of the executed transmission owner agreement to the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO. The utilities – Entergy Mississippi Inc., Entergy Texas Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC and Entergy New Orleans Inc. — follow Entergy Arkansas ...

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Latham in D.C. discusses disaster recovery with lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director is making recommendations to Congress about streamlining the recovery process in large disasters. Robert Latham says after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Mississippi officials were frustrated that the federal government required separate environmental and historic preservation reviews for some projects. He says the duplicated efforts slowed recovery and a single review would ...

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County hopes to land grant to lure unspecified company

LOWNDES COUNTY — Lowndes County will apply for a $1 million that supervisors hope will bring in a new company and 44 jobs. WCBI-TV in Columbus reports neither supervisors nor economic development officials would name the company. Officials did say the is considering locating the county’s 100,000-square-foot building that was completed three years ago in hopes of luring more jobs ...

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Study: State lags in employment for young adults

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Young adults in Mississippi were less likely to be employed in 2011 than their peers in other states, according to a national study. A Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation said 51 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds in Mississippi had jobs in 2011. That’s the lowest employment rate in the U.S. The national average ...

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Bryant steering away from startups like failed Twin Creeks

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’d prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he’s steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies. “I do not have a preference for startup companies,” Bryant told The Associated Press. “I am conservative because of ...

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Flu season comes early; officials fear bad year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly. But officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the nation seems to be fairly ...

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State sees first decline in adolescent obesity in 10 years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s obesity rate in high school students (grades 9-12) has dropped by 12.7 percent, knocking the state’s teens out of the number one spot down to number five in obesity nationwide. Mississippi’s 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey found the rate of obesity among Mississippi high school students to be 16.5 percent, down from 18.1 percent in 2009. ...

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