Archive | May 12th, 2014

Castilla elected 2014-2015 MEC chair, new leadership positions announced

May 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Alveno N. Castilla, a member of the Business Services Group and a partner with Butler Snow LLP, has been elected as the 2014-2015 Mississippi Economic Council Chair. David Gates, President of the Mississippi Division at Atmos Energy, was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Chair.  Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Development and […]

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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

May 12, 2014

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear […]

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Is Mississippi next? Texas youth football league moves away from tackling amid health concerns

May 12, 2014

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An East Texas school district is changing its seventh-grade football program from tackle to flag football amid concerns over the safety of players, the New York Times reports. The Marshall, Texas school board voted to shut down its entry-level, tackle-football program in February, and according to the Times, “there was little objection.” From the story: “I’m […]

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Farmers to get latest in online marketing, networking

May 12, 2014

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As farmers look to get their crops in the field, an event is planned to also help them get their crop to market. Farmers can learn online marketing techniques and networking strategies during an outreach event next week in Holmes County. Roberto Gallardo, an associate professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Tea Party flyer twists facts

May 12, 2014

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The “Tupelo Tea Party” last week distributed a disinformation flyer concerning the National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team in Mississippi. The flyer’s premise was that the historic 155th will be shut down because Senator Thad Cochran voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense and Hagel is a “yes man” for President Obama. “It’s time Senator […]

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