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Hub International acquires Mississippi-based Fox/Everett

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, announced today that its Gulf South division has acquired the assets of Fox/Everett, Inc., one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in Mississippi. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fox/Everett is a leader in commercial and personal property ...

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Entergy bills to rise; PSC approves rate hike

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. customers in Mississippi will pay about 5 percent more over 2014’s second half, as the company recoups higher natural gas fuel costs. The increase was approved unanimously today by the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Electricity bills will go up by $5.58 a month, from July through December, for residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours. The average ...

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Jackson arts icon Jack Kyle joins Belhaven University

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Jack L. Kyle, the man who brought the cultures of Russia, Versailles, Spain and Dresden to Jackson, has joined Belhaven University as Senior Director of Arts Development and Chair of Arts Administration. Kyle is nationally recognized for his services to the arts and international cultural exchange. He served as Chairman of the Mississippi ...

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Ramey Agency hires Capocelli, Cutrer, McCrary

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm with offices in Jackson and Memphis, has hired Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer, and Joshua McCrary. Capocelli is an account supervisor helping to lead and coordinate the team while managing all day-to-day aspects of the C Spire account. She is originally from Richmond, Va., earned her bachelor’s degree ...

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Nissan sales in May set records

CANTON, Mississippi — Nissan set a national sales records in May, and those results were reflected in production at its plant in Mississippi. Nissan Group in a news release today announced total U.S. sales for May of 135,934 units, an increase of 18.8 percent over last year and a May record. Sales of the Mississippi-built Altima set a record at ...

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Deadline for FEMA assistance to storm victims approaching

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents that June 30 is the deadline to register with FEMA for assistance to recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 28-May 3. Disaster survivors in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, Wayne and Winston counties may be eligible for FEMA’s ...

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Decline in dairy producers shows industry's woes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippians looking to raise a glass to celebrate “June is Dairy Month” with local producers may be drinking their milk alone. Walthall County Extension agent Richard Hay has seen a drastic change in dairy numbers in his county since he arrived in 1984. “We had more than 200 dairy farms when I started my Extension career in ...

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