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Laundry processor creating 150 jobs in Columbia

Pensacola, Fla.-based Crown Health Care Laundry Services Inc. will set up laundry processing operations in Columbia, a move that will create about 150 jobs for the South Mississippi community. The company, which provides specialized laundry services and linen rentals to the health care industry, will make a $6 million investment to establish the Columbia operations. Crown Health Care Laundry will ...

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MEC’s annual meeting to put focus on car making, defense contracting

Updates on two of Mississippi’s main economic drivers – car manufacturing and defense contracting – will highlight the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting Thursday in a gathering at the Jackson Convention Complex. The event’s luncheon includes remarks from Gov. Phil Bryant and Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, commander of the state’s National Guard and Air Guard. More than 2,000 seats have ...

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Is motivation more important than money? Dan Ariely makes the case

Making money ain’t everything. Before you e-mail me and tell me I am crazy, watch this TED Talk from Behavioral economist Dan Ariely. He lays out the argument that what motivates us to work isn’t necessarily money or joy. Instead, it would appear that most of us thrive on meaning more than money. Making constant progress and having a sense of ...

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Faulkner heirlooms going up on auction block

OXFORD — It’s a literary treasure trove. William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Legion d’Honneur medal presented to him by France in 1951. Faulkner’s Nobel handwritten acceptance speech draft. All in an estate package that includes 26 letters and postcards sent by Faulkner, 25 leather-bound columns of the author’s work and manuscripts of “The Trapper Story,” ”Vision in ...

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Study finds in-home care costs continuing to spiral

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In its 10th year, the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive care at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility-based care such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, while the cost ...

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Class-action complaint filed over proposed bank merger

KOSCIUSKO and TUPELO — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP of San Diego has started a class action, through an amended complaint filed on April 8 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on behalf of all holders of First M&F Corporation (FMFC) common stock as of Feb. 7, 2013, in connection with the proposed ...

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Company recognized for projects, including Kemper plant haul

COLUMBUS — Burkhalter received both Rigging Job of the Year and Hauling Job of the Year awards from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SCRA) at its annual awards dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. Rigging Job of the Year was awarded for Burkhalter’s precision rigging, positioning and setting of the new Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge and the removal of the existing ...

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Commissioners want more info on gas utility's plan

JACKSON — Regulators want to look again at an Atmos Energy Corp. plan to raise connection charges and cut rates for natural gas. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted for more study, with commissioners expressing concerns about raising bills for people who use little natural gas in summer. Dallas-based Atmos wants to raise monthly connection charges by $2 a month ...

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Company to expand pipe plant; investment could reach $50M

HERNANDO — A German pipe maker is expanding in North Mississippi, announcing it will spend $30 million to $50 million on a pipe finishing facility in Hernando and create 70 new jobs. Schulz Xtruded Products is the Mississippi division of Wilh. Schulz GMBH, based in Krefeld, Germany. SXP has a plant in Tunica County that manufactures stainless-steel pipes for the ...

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Entrepreneur hoping for 'something big' from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The business has been the scene ...

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