Archive | January, 2013

Classes are forming for entrepreneurial training in Madison County

January 28, 2013

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Madison County Economic Development Authority is partnering with Holmes Community College in Ridgeland to offer an entrepreneurial training program called Operation JumpStart. Operation JumpStart is a hands-on, 36 hour training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills.  Skills learned […]

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Center for Justice: Bryant lacks real awareness of health care needs

January 25, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant’s pronouncement last week that hospital emergency room access ensures that all Mississippians have health care reflects a poor understanding of how healthcare works for many of the state’s families, the Mississippi Center for Justice says. Replying to Bryant’s statement in an interview with Kaiser Health News, the public-interest law firm also criticized […]

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Metropolitan Bank continues sustained earnings growth

January 24, 2013

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Metropolitan BancGroup Inc., holding company for Metropolitan Bank, ended the year with its 13th consecutive quarter and fourth consecutive year of increased earnings, the bank, co-headquartered in Ridgeland and Memphis, said in a press statement. The privately held Metropolitan Bank reported pre-tax, full-year earnings of approximately $5.02 million for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012. […]

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New kiosk opens at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

January 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson is full of stories — and now it has a new way to tell them. The first of four new kiosks is operational, and three more are scheduled to be online by the end of next week, said Rick Cleveland, the museum’s executive director. The […]

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Strong mortgage lending boosts BancorpSouth Q4 earnings

January 23, 2013

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Tupelo’s BancorpSouth closed the final quarter of 2012 with net income of $17 million and earnings of 18 cents s share, a two-penny increase over the same quarter a year ago. BancorpSouth attributed its 4th quarter showing to stronger mortgage lending and improved asset management, particularly in the disposal of Real Estate Owned properties. However, […]

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Paper products maker von Drehle takes over shuttered Natchez plant

January 23, 2013

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Paper products manufacturer von Drehle Corp. is taking over the former Mississippi River Pulp plant in Natchez and will begin operations there with a workforce of at least 100 people. Hickory, N.C.-based von Drehle provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers nationwide. The company says it will make investments in additional converting equipment and […]

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Ole Miss law professor killed in auto accident

January 23, 2013

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MENIFEE, Ark. — Officials say a University of Mississippi law professor was killed in a car crash on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Tuesday morning on I-40 between Conway and Little Rock. A preliminary report says that 58-year-old Richard Barnes of Oxford crossed the median into oncoming traffic […]

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Controversial stands on health care put Bryant, Jindal in spotlight

January 23, 2013

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are both making national health care news, with Bryant declaring that no one in Mississippi or elsewhere in the nation is without health care and Jindal for cutting off Medicaid funding that provides hospice care for the terminally ill. Jindal expects his state to save from […]

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Babalu donates 1,000 cans to Stewpot

January 23, 2013

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Diners’ donations have allowed Babalu Tacos & Tapas in Jackson to donate more than 1,000 cans of food to Stewpot Community Services, a Jackson-based social services organization. During December, customers were offered a $10 Babalu gift certificate for five or more cans donated. “Being active in the community is something that’s very important to all […]

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Ashley Furniture adds Verona plant to Mississippi operations

January 23, 2013

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  Ashley Furniture Industries is expanding its manufacturing in Mississippi with the start of operations in a 275,000-square-foot facility in Verona, and will create 60 jobs at the new plant. Ashley Furniture has been in the state for nearly 20 years and has plants in Ecru and Ripley. It will use its new Verona facility, […]

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