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Jackson company works with Monroe, La. on new arena

MONROE, La. — A feasibility study will begin this month as officials in Monroe consider construction of a new arena. Mayor Jamie Mayo says the study would be conducted by an architectural firm and would take about 90 days to complete. In November, the Monroe City Council approved the $95,000 contract with M3A Architecture, based in Jackson, Miss., to allow ...

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Congressional delegation splits over fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON — All three Republicans in Mississippi’s House delegation voted against legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, while the state’s only Democrat representative voted for it. Republican U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo cast no votes, while Democrat Bennie Thompson voted for the legislation that passed 257-167. Nunnelee said in a statement after the vote that out-of-control ...

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Illinois company buys Viking Range for $380M

GREENWOOD — Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million. Viking Range is based in Greenwood, and makes products for use in residential cooking. Middleby said Viking Range has $200 million in annual sales. Over the last 12 months Middleby’s revenue has grown 21 percent to $990 million. ...

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Silicor misses another incentive deadline with county

COLUMBUS — Solar silicon maker Silicor Materials has missed another deadline. The company failed to put up $150,000 in escrow money to show good faith and seal a deal that would have meant hundreds of new jobs to Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in December agreed to extend the start date for Silicor to June 30, 2013. ...

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Middleby Corp. buys Viking Range for $380 million

Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million.   Viking Range is based in Greenwood, Miss., and makes products for use in residential cooking. Middleby said Viking Range has $200 million in annual sales. Over the last 12 months Middleby’s revenue has grown 21 percent to $990 million. ...

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Shrimpers petition for relief from subsidized imports

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimpers have filed petitions with the federal government seeking relief from subsidized shrimp imports. The move came several weeks after Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hailed a House bill that included a provision to increase U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s powers to combat illegal imports. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries filed the petitions, which seek “countervailing ...

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Minor wants judicial bribery sentence tossed

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his sentence in a Mississippi judicial corruption case. Minor is appealing a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last August that upheld sentences of Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield. Prosecutors say Minor backed loans for the judges in ...

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Middleby has bought Viking Range for $380M

GREENWOOD — Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million. Viking Range is based in Greenwood, Miss., and makes products for use in residential cooking. Middleby said Viking Range has $200 million in annual sales. Over the last 12 months Middleby’s revenue has grown 21 percent to $990 million. ...

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Silicor future uncertain as deadline passes

COLUMBUS — Solar silicon maker Silicor Materials has missed another deadline. The company failed to put up $150,000 in escrow money to show good faith and seal a deal that would have meant hundreds of new jobs to Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in December agreed to extend the start date for Silicor to June 30, 2013. ...

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