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UPDATED: Cherokee Brick & Tile to restart Tri-State plant

  Brick and tile manufacturing is set to resume by the end of the year at the dormant Tri-State Brick and Tile plant under new owners who see Jackson as a gateway to reaching an additional 30 percent of  the U.S. market. Cherokee Brick & Tile, a Macon, Ga., family-owned maker of brick and tile and distributor of the products ...

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Tea party official in Cochran photos case apparently commits suicide

RIDGELAND, Mississippi — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning in the garage of his two-story, brick home in a gated community outside Jackson. ...

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Health incentive plans may have a future in state

There’s a trend across the country for employers and employees to put more emphasis on wellness as a way of preventing illness and thus curb rising health care costs. Some employers are offering wellness programs and incentives to motivate employees to adopt healthy behaviors. Incentives may include lower insurance premiums, store discounts and gift cards. In Mississippi, which leads the ...

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ITW TrueSteel to open plant in Pontotoc

Mississippi’s manufacturing community is adding a new name. ITW TrusSteel is opening a new 150,000-square-foot roll-forming and distribution facility in Pontotoc in north Mississippi. Kevin Viravec, ITW Building Components Group vice president and general manager, says in a news release the factory will begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2014 and initially employ about 10 people. Viravec says the ...

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Starkville becomes second city to qualify three areas for C Spire's fiber service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Cotton District fiberhood, which includes downtown and the central business district, reached its 45 percent ...

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McDaniel not conceding to Cochran, but supporters are

JACKSON — Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn’t conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away. McDaniel supporters are examining poll books to try to find people who voted in a Democratic primary June 3 and the Republican runoff Tuesday. “This is being done ...

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DMR sets red snapper season; Miller says 'right for Mississippi anglers'

BILOXI — Mississippi anglers will be allowed to harvest red snapper in state waters every weekend in July. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director Jamie Miller announced his decision yesterday afternoon after the Commission on Marine Resources voted 3-0 to give him the authority to open a season in state waters. “I value the relationship we have with our ...

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