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Hattiesburg second Miss. city to recognize equality, dignity of gay residents

With absolutely no discussion, the Hattiesburg City Council has adopted a “inclusivity” resolution recognizing the inherent worth of all its city’s residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Hattiesburg is the second Mississippi city to make such a distinction, following Starkville, which did the same thing earlier in the year. Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights ...

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Tupelo plant receives 3 Airbus planes for disassembly

TUPELO, Mississippi — Three aircraft have destined for disassembly and sale have arrived at the Universal Asset Management facility in Tupelo, according to a release from the Memphis-based firm. An Airbus A300 previously operated by Monarch Airlines, an Airbus A330 previously operated by Malaysia Airlines, and an Airbus A340 previously operated by Lufthansa will be inducted into UAM’s End-of-Life Recycling ...

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Economic Council promotes Scott Waller, Vickie Powell

The Mississippi Economic Countil has promoted Scott Waller to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Vickie Powell to senior vice president for foundations. Waller previously was senior vice president for public affairs. He is a Shubuta native and joined the MEC in 2006, where he oversaw public affairs, policy and communications. He is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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FNC index: U.S. home prices show fastest growth since 2012

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales exclusive of distressed properties, was up 0.3 percent in December — outperforming the overall price movement ...

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Pink Elephant names Bomgar finalist for innovation award

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named a finalist in the 2014 Pink Elephant Innovation of the Year Award. Each year, Pink Elephant spotlights IT products or services that have made the greatest contribution in IT service management in the previous 12 months. “As more and more companies create their own apps for employees and customers, the need to support and ...

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UM alumni put up reward to find Meredith statue vandals

OXFORD — At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the university’s Alumni Association has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals involved in an incident on the University of Mississippi campus. The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the James Meredith statue, which commemorates ...

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MSU makes 'return on investment' national ranking

STARKVILLE — BestValueSchools.com recently published a series of free articles that ranks U.S. colleges and universities for return on investment (ROI) across four geographic regions. The site ranks dozens of schools based on data from a number of sources, including U.S. News and World Report and PayScale. Mississippi State University is the only state school to make the ranking. Other ...

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Woman arrested, accused of selling counterfeit goods

PONTOTOC — A woman has been arrested for selling and producing counterfeit DVD’s in the Tupelo area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Mildred Jones, 49 of Pontotoc, was arrested after a traffic stop on McCullough Boulevard, within the city limits of Tupelo, led to a large stash of allegedly counterfeit CD/DVD’s. Tips from the general public resulted in the ...

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Cal-Maine buys remaining interest in Delta Egg Farm

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 50 percent of the membership interests of Delta Egg Farm, LLC from Sunbest Foods of Iowa Inc., a Moark, LLC affiliate. Cal-Maine currently owns the remaining 50 percent of Delta Egg Farm, so the entity will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Pursuant to this agreement, Cal-Maine ...

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