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Olive Branch, Kosciusko plants begin operations

October opened on a high note for workforces in Olive Branch and Kosciusko. Attala Steel Industries cut the ribbon its new 30,000-square-foot galvanizing plant in Kosciusko, while Teleflex Inc. opened its distribution center in Olive Branch. Attala Steel’s facility is in addition to the company’s existing structural steel mill and fabrication plant in Kosciusko. Teleflex says its Olive Branch Center ...

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Lane Furniture back in play with latest bids … 1,400 jobs could still be saved

By Dennis Seid Furniture Brands International will be in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday, as a judge will consider several motions. Among them: Oaktree Capital Management‘s larger bid for the company and its assets – including Lane. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 9, Furniture Brands had said it favored a bid by Oaktree for $166 million, ...

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Federal shutdown could erase nearly 1 in 5 Mississippi paychecks

JACKSON, Mississippi – The state’s Gross Domestic Product could sustain a severe blow should the federal government shutdown go on for an extended time. Paychecks earned by federal workers made up 18.1 percent of Mississippi’s GDP in 2012, accordiong to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Magnolia State also has the fourth highest percentage – 22.1 percent – of federal ...

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Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton on Reds' roster for wild card game

Base-stealing sensation Billy Hamilton, the former Taylorsville High star who has stolen the hearts of Cincinnati Reds fans since his call-up from the minors on Sept. 2, will be on the 25-man roster tonight when the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates meet in National League Playoff Wild Card Game. Hamilton is one the “7 Really Cool People” selections for the Mississippi ...

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U.S. could save $158 billion in 10 years through weight loss

In a 2012 study by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that if obesity trends fell as a result of reducing the average adult body mass index (BMI) by 5 percent, millions of Americans could be spared from serious health problems and the country could save $29.8 billion in five years, $158 billion in ...

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Humana representative reacts to health exchange marketplace

Mitch Lubitz, Media Relations Leader for Humana contacted the Mississippi Business Journal with the following statement about the health exchange. His comments are below:    As you know, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened today and Humana.com has an online listing of our on- and off-exchange individual health insurance plan offerings in Mississippi and the 13 other states where Humana is participating ...

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Nissan's U.S. sales down, but Canton-made vehicles roar

Nissan is reporting decreased sales in September in the U.S., but units moved from the company’s plant in Canton did well. Nissan’s U.S. sales in September totaled 86,868, down 5.5 percent from last year’s total of 91,907. Nissan Division sales finished at 77,828 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent. Sales of Infiniti vehicles totaled 9,040 units, down 4.3 percent. In ...

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Mississippi veterans aren't stopped by shutdown, storm WWII memorial

A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to find it barricaded by the National Park Service. Members of Congress, including Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, went to the site after receiving panicked ...

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New outpatient mental health treatment center cuts ribbon

CORINTH — HealthQuest, PC recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by The Alliance and Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin. HealthQuest is a private outpatient center and an intensive outpatient treatment facility dedicated to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric and counseling services to adolescents and adults of all ages. Based in Cordova, Tenn., for the past 15 years, the company decided to ...

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Oyster reefs' opening delayed by heavy rains

GULF OF MEXICO — Several oyster reefs that were scheduled to open yesterday for commercial tonging will remain closed due to heavy rain earlier this week. Also, the stage of the Pearl River in Louisiana is forecast by the National Weather Service to exceed the management plan criteria for these areas. Those areas include: Area II “A” — Conditionally Approved ...

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