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Green Bay Converting locating operations, 300 jobs in Hattiesburg

July 7, 2014

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HATTIESBURG — Officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs. “We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe […]

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Is the SEC Network nearing a deal with Comcast?

July 3, 2014

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According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the new SEC Network appears to be nearing a deal with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company. According to Fox Sports, a spokesman for Comcast said the two sides are working out the final details of the deal and expect to reach an agreement in the near future. The network […]

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Gov. Bryant comments on Hobby Lobby ruling

June 30, 2014

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant weighed in on The Supreme Court ruling Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Say good-bye to open primaries

June 30, 2014

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Bill Crawford

Once upon a time, Mississippians were fiercely independent. We didn’t want any outsiders telling us what to do. We also wanted to “vote for the man, not the party.” That has changed and is about to change more. Chris McDaniel’s campaign to unseat Thad Cochran depended heavily upon outsiders telling us how to vote – […]

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SPENCER RITCHIE: Compromise is not a four-letter word

June 17, 2014

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A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of this issue. As the father of two children under four and another due in August, I am greatly distressed […]

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Veteran Aillet joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager

June 9, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that Richard Aillet, PE, the former director of engineering services for the City of Ruston, La., has joined the firm and will work out of Neel-Schaffer’s office in Shreveport, La. Aillet will serve as a Senior Project Manager, with an emphasis on water and wastewater projects. He worked for the […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

June 9, 2014

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By Bill Crawford Wow! Jackson County went for Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran in the Senate Republican primary, putting the jobs of relatives, friends, and neighbors at risk. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. No county is more dependent on military spending than Jackson County. Think Ingalls Shipbuilding, the state’s largest […]

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Jim Rosenblatt elected fellow of Mississippi Bar Foundation

May 30, 2014

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Dean James H. Rosenblatt of Ridgeland was elected as Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  He was inducted into membership at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson in April. Dean Rosenblatt was raised on the Rosenblatt family farm in Fort Adams, Mississippi, and attended school in Woodville. He […]

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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

April 15, 2014

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ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation. The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state. Those include various tax rates, regulatory […]

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Pass the mashed potatoes — Mississippi the fattest state again

April 7, 2014

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Did you think healthy eating habits had changed in the Jackson Metro area or in Mississippi, in general? Fat chance. A Gallop Well Being survey listed Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation with 35.4 percent of it’s population listed as obese. Not to be outdone, Jackson was the ninth-ranked city in America for […]

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