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Jenna C. Newmark joins Butler Snow in New York

July 8, 2014

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NEW YORK — Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jenna C. Newmark has joined the firm’s New York office.   Newmark is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group and will focus her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies in products liability suits. Newmark completed her undergraduate education in international relations – political economy and development […]

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MDA grants KiOR forbearance after biofuels maker defaults on payment

July 3, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi – In a sign that biofuel maker KiOR Inc.’s money troubles aren’t letting up, the start-up company will make a $250,000 forbearance payment to the Mississippi Development Authority in exchange for 120 days to get current on its nearly $70 million debt to the MDA. KiOR defaulted on a $1.87 million payment that was […]

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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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The First expands Gulf presence with BCB acquisition

July 2, 2014

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The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has acquired BCB Holding Company Inc., holding company for Mobile, Alabama-based Bay Bank. Terms were not disclosed. The First president and CEO Hoppy Cole said, “We are excited about the opportunities that this merger will create in the Mobile market.” […]

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It’s showtime for MAGIC as state launches single accounting system

June 30, 2014

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MAGIC starts today but state officials aren’t relying on abracadabra stuff to make the $100 million accounting system work as designed. A dozen years of work, including around the clock shifts in recent weeks, went into today’s launch of MAGIC, officially known as Mississippi’s Accountability System for Government Information and Collaboration. If all goes as […]

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

June 27, 2014

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  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 […]

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Bagley succeeding Kelley as president/COO of BancorpSouth

June 26, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s banks has a new president. The board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. has selected Chris A. Bagley as the next president and COO of BancorpSouth Inc. and BancorpSouth Bank. Bagley will succeed James V. Kelley upon his previously announced retirement on Aug. 15. Bagley, who joined BancorpSouth earlier this year as an […]

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CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

June 19, 2014

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By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

June 16, 2014

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By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to […]

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Economic growth slows in Mississippi in 2013

June 11, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 1.6 percent in 2013. Gross domestic product numbers released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2013 growth rate was below the national average of 1.8 percent, and ranked 29th among the […]

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