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Mississippi's revenue buoyed by corporate tax collections

By Bobby Harrison JACKSON, Mississippi – State revenue collections continue to be strong, outpacing by 7.6 percent what was collected during the same time period last year, thanks in large part to a surge in corporate tax collections. Strong collections for the current year come on the heels of the previous two years where tax collections grew by more than ...

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Nike to launch new factory store at Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl

Nike’s newest factory retail location will open at Outlets of Mississippi at 10 a.m. Thursday with grand opening events taking place through Sunday. Representing the world’s leading sport brand, Nike Factory Store offers Nike performance product in a premium environment that serves athletes of all ages. » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi announces name change, additional stores » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi ...

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Goodbye, Turner Field; Braves to Cobb in 2017

The Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County and move there from Turner Field at the start of the 2017 season, team officials said today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, in a meeting with a small group of reporters, said the new ballpark will be built at the ...

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Raytheon adds jobs, expands in Forest

FOREST, Mississippi — Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has announced an expansion in Forest that will bring 150 new jobs to the area. Company officials and Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Monday in Forest. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Rick Yuse says in a news release that the company will add 20,000 square feet to the Forest plant to ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship hires new tournament director, Steve Jent

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, selected Steve Jent to lead the event as the new Tournament Director. The hire comes on the heels of Sanderson Farms announcing its three-year extension through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR FedExCup season, and the move of the event from the July date it has held the past three years back ...

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The BBC's Skyship 600 — world's largest — passes over Mississippi

MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long expedition for the BBC Two ...

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo Bonner’s House seat. Byrne is ...

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Paddleboat to dock in Vidalia, La., not Natchez

VIDALIA, La. — The Queen of the Mississippi paddleboat will dock at the Vidalia Riverfront, just across the Mississippi River from Natchez, six times before the end of the year. The Natchez Democrat reports that the first of those stops will be 7:30 p.m. Monday until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Other stops will be Nov. 19 and 25, and Dec. 2, ...

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Chromcraft Revington sells to Colorado company

SENATOBIA — Sport-Haley Holdings has completed its $3.45 million purchase of furniture maker Chromcraft Revington. The company, which is based in West Lafayette, Ind., has a factory in Senatobia. Apparel maker Sport-Haley of Denver paid $2.7 million, and has promised to pay another $750,000 when Chromcraft’s plant in Delphi, Ind., is sold or mortgaged, or 180 days after the merger ...

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