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BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC expanding to manufacturing facility in Starkville

JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, manufacturer of filing and folder products, announced today the company is expanding operations to the city of Starkville in the South Hangar building on Airport Road. BSP will create at least 25 new jobs and represents a company investment of at least $750,000. “I want to thank ...

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Jackson Furniture to open 2 Mississippi plants, hire 250

Jackson Furniture of Cleveland, Tenn., is expanding its manufacturing operations into Mississippi with the opening of plants in Itawamba County’s Mantachie and Union County’s Myrtle. The maker of motion and stationary furniture says it is investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs over three years at the two locations. Jackson Furniture will manufacture motion furniture under its Catnapper reclining products ...

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Particulars on picking the perfect pecan

It’s the holiday season and there is one burning question yet to be answered. No, not how does Santa fly around the world in one night. Rather, how is one to choose the perfect pecan? In addition to buying Mississippi pecans in the shell or already shelled, cooks find a dizzying array of nut sizes, colors, varieties and prices. “When ...

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Alcorn becomes fifth university to be named StormReady

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is the fifth Mississippi university to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. “University campuses can be impacted by tornadoes, as was the case last February when the University of Southern Mississippi was hit,” said NWS Jackson meteorologist-in-charge Alan Gerard. “We are very pleased that the leadership at Alcorn State has taken the ...

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Hosemann warns of scam involving Compliance Services

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has received numerous inquiries regarding a company called Compliance Services, which has apparently been soliciting businesses across the state. In what appears as an official correspondence, Compliance Services requests businesses to provide sensitive information and a check for $125. In return, the company would prepare an “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.” “Compliance Services is not ...

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Little opposition heard over proposed wildlife refuge

JACKSON — In an open-house meeting this past week, where members of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service explained the possibilities of a proposed National Wildlife Refuge in the Jackson area, little opposition was heard. “It was definitely more positive,” Connie Dickard of the USFWS said. “Some folks have asked who would be against this.” The proposed urban refuge ...

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PEER recommends changes to agencies' contracting process

JACKSON — PEER has completed a legislative request to review how state agencies contract for goods, services and construction and the transparency of the process. The requesting legislator was particularly concerned with vendors’ perspective of the contracting process. PEER sought to determine best practices in public contracting and whether Mississippi has the provisions in place to encourage and protect vendors ...

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Two House run-off elections to be held tomorrow

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Runoffs will decide special elections for two Mississippi House districts. Polls will open at 7 a.m. tomorrow and close at 7 p.m. The elections are non-partisan, meaning the candidates are not running under political party affiliations. Political newcomer Jeramey Anderson, a 21-year-old college student, and former Moss Point mayor Aneice Liddell will be in the runoff for ...

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Wal-Mart board elects Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as company CEO

Wal-Mart’s board of directors have elected Doug McMillon as the company’s next CEO. Doug McMillon, who unloaded trucks at a Wal-Mart distribution center for hourly pay while working his way through college, will be the next CEO of the world’s largest retailer. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced Monday that its board of directors elected McMillon, 47, to succeed Mike ...

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Folks line up to rent an historic bridge

It is rather an unusual business proposition. In the market for a bridge? Why not rent one? People in Columbus may soon have the chance. City property manager and Trotter Convention Center director Frank Goodman tells The Commercial Dispatch that he has already received calls from people interested in holding wedding receptions on the historic U.S. 82 bridge. The city ...

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