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NY Times explores culture of Mississippi's comeback sauce

JACKSON, Mississippi — Comeback sauce, a spicy, versatile remnant of a bygone South, is making something of, well, a comeback. And it is reminding Southerners of an old connection to Hellenic culture. Jackson was one of the many Southern towns where Greek immigrants found cafe jobs beginning in the 1920s. They learned the trade and English, eventually opening their own ...

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UMMC to expand AirCare service with new helicopter in Grenada

Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly transporting patients to hospitals while providing advanced-life-support services en route. AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency flight service, bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in Jackson and at Key Field in Meridian. “This expansion ...

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Camgian strikes deal with firms for new M2M solution

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems has closed on a contract with FCC Environmental and Gateway Tire to deliver a new enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solution that supports centrally managed tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials generated across disparate automotive retail locations. The solution, built on Camgian’s Quantus Sensor Fusion Engine, comprises low-power, cellular based sensors that communicate on-site fluid ...

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B&K shareholders agree to merger with Home Bancorp

NATCHEZ — Shareholders of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, the parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., have approved the merger of the company with and into Home Bancorp Inc. Terms were not disclosed. W. Page Ogden, president and CEO of B&K Capital, said, “We are pleased that our shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the merger and look forward to ...

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Manufacturing index reverses, falls by 3.8 points

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity reversed its previous two-month climb in the Southeast, widening the gap between the region and the nation, according to the Southeast Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. According to the report, the Southeast PMI fell by 3.8 points for December based ...

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Presley: Utilty rate incentives extended

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley reports an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi small businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to Presley. The Small Business Rate Incentive first proposed by Presley in 2011 has ...

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Brandon recruiting help to spur development

Traveling along Highway 80, the city of Brandon’s lack of downtown development is apparent. Now, city leaders are looking for change. The city is seeking consultants to work in city planning and economic development. The Clarion-Ledger reports the consultant’s work would focus on downtown planning, landscape architecture, urban design, historic preservation, infrastructure, transportation, market analysis and involving the public in ...

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Officials want court to toss case involving alligators and ExxonMobil

WILKINSON COUNTY — State wildlife officials want the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corp. over an alleged alligator infestation. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the wildlife agency argues “because wild alligators are the property of the state, and not subject to private ownership, private landowners have no duty to prevent them ...

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City wants return of auditorium ownership from state

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg wants its auditorium back. The State of Mississippi currently owns the auditorium. The city deeded it to the state in 1985 to take advantage of $1.15 million in state bond money to upgrade the auditorium. The money had been earmarked in 1972 for the Sprague, which was destroyed by fire in 1974. City attorney ...

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