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Port bouncing back from low-water mark

For nearly 20 years, the Natchez-Adams County Port, the industrial base of the area, bled jobs. In 2003 alone, nearly 600 workers were displaced when International Paper shuttered its mill after more than 50 years in operation. In total, the port lost 1,500-1,800 jobs over that time frame, and while tourism remains the area’s number one industry, the city and ...

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BOOK BIZ: Robert Khayat's life has had many twists and turns

Former Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat has written his memoirs and dedicated the book to his family and Ole Miss. He distinguished himself on various fronts that included being an All-American football and baseball player at Ole Miss during his undergraduate years. He went on to become an All-Pro kicker for the Washington Redskins, earn a degree from Yale and ...

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Jackson law firm welcomes Claire Barker

  Claire Barker has joined the Jackson office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service. Barker comes to Wyatt from the Jackson City Attorney’s Office, where she represented the City of Jackson in litigation of all civil matters in state and federal court. Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office in 2007, Barker was ...

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Abner’s celebrates the success of 20 years of chicken

In January 1993, years ago, Abner White started small in Oxford. He had five tables, one cheap cash register, two small fryers, one griddle and a fountain drink machine. “That was it,” he said. He shared eight parking spaces with an adjacent gas station. The menu featured less than a half-dozen items – all fried to keep things simple, White ...

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Christopher Malozzi joins staff

  Singing River Health System, along with the Southern Mississippi Heart Center, recently welcomed Christopher Malozzi, DO, cardiologist, to the community. Malozzi is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency in general internal medicine at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. During his time in residency, he was ...

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White Construction taps Tracy Bailey

Tracy B. Bailey has been promoted to director of pre-construction services for White Construction’s Ridgeland headquarters.  Bailey has an impressive 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having been involved in the construction industry since 1983. He joined the White Construction Company staff as a project manager in 2007. He has recently served the last 39 months as senior ...

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William Taylor supervising state's national forests

William “Eddie” Taylor Jr. has been appointed deputy forest supervisor for national forests in Mississippi. Since 2004, Taylor, a wildlife biologist, has served as ranger on the Sabine District and later on the combined Angelina/Sabine District on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Since 2011 he has served as acting forest supervisor in Alabama and Texas. Taylor holds a ...

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William Taylor supervising state’s national forests

William “Eddie” Taylor Jr. has been appointed deputy forest supervisor for national forests in Mississippi. Since 2004, Taylor, a wildlife biologist, has served as ranger on the Sabine District and later on the combined Angelina/Sabine District on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Since 2011 he has served as acting forest supervisor in Alabama and Texas. Taylor holds a ...

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Association chooses Lisa Karmacharya

Lisa Karmacharya has been named executive director of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. She had been superintendent of the Brookhaven school system since 2011. She will work with the current association executive director Anna Hurt until Hurt retires at the end of December. Karmacharya left the Brookhaven position in June.  

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While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

The regional planning and engineering powerhouse Neel-Schaffer Inc., is headed by a chief operating officer who has accomplished a lot at an early age. Joey Hudnall, 44, a native of Columbus, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He went to work for his father’s Columbus firm, Charles Hudnall Engineering, after college, and began ...

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