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Longtime legislator Barnett dies at 86

BROOKHAVEN — Dr. Jim Barnett, a country doctor and longtime state legislator, has died at the age of 86. Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service say Barnett died Friday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services are 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven. Burial will be at Riverwood Memorial Park. A veteran of the Korean War, ...

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Missouri company buys warehouse; plans industrial center

COLUMBUS — St. Louis-based Stuart B. Millner and Associates has bought the 700,000-square-foot Omnova Solutions warehouse and office space with plans to turn it into a multi-tenant industrial center. Omnova’s distribution center will remain as a tenant on the property, which sits on 92 acres near Columbus on Mississippi Highway 69 South. Multiple companies have been located at the property ...

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City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds. The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public ...

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PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, Bravo, A&E and similar networks ...

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building at 200 South ...

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Trustmark wraps up acquisition of Oxford branches from SOUTHBank

JACKSON and OXFORD — Trustmark National Bank, a subsidiary of Trustmark Corporation, has completed its previously announced purchase of two branches in Oxford from SOUTHBank, F.S.B. Gerard R. Host, president and CEO of Trustmark, said, “This transaction enables Trustmark to establish new customer relationships and provides existing Oxford customers with the added convenience of well-positioned banking offices on the Courthouse ...

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Leaders looking for new business at ex-Rentech site to avoid tax hit

NATCHEZ — Economic development leaders in Adams County hope an anticipated loss of $135,000 in property taxes from the former Rentech site will be offset by attracting new industry. The Natchez Democrat reports the county’s acquisition of the property is expected to close Aug. 12. Adams County is borrowing $9 million to buy the former International Paper property from Rentech. ...

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Governors announce partnership to research oil sands

MOBILE — The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources. Oil sands are a sandy mixture found below the surface containing bitumen. After extracting the sand, the bitumen can be transformed into crude oil that can be refined. Gov. Phil Bryant and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced the partnership Saturday ...

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Cal-Maine's bottom line impacted by antitrust settlement

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, saw net sales of $325.9 million compared with net sales of $275.2 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The egg company reported a net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.16 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared with net earnings of $37.3 ...

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