February 19, 2015

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MDOC task force seeks public input

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JACKSON — A group that’s reviewing the Mississippi prison system after a former corrections commissioner was indicted on corruption charges will hold three meetings to take public comments on where its work should go. “The task force is interested in hearing real-life experiences from Mississippians, including these groups directly affected by the management of the Department […]

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February 19, 2015

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Smokin’ the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

BILOXI — The annual powerboat races will not return to the Mississippi Sound in 2015. Smokin’ The Sound offshore powerboat race in Biloxi and the Smokin’ The Lake drag boat races in Gulfport are cancelled for this year Executive director Woody Bailey says dwindling financial support and recent years’ economic downturn prompted the decision. Bailey […]

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February 18, 2015

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Cal-Maine presentation set for UBS conference

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Jackson-based Cal-Maine Foods Inc. will participate in the UBS Global Consumer Conference March 4-5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, the company said in a release on Wednesday. The investor presentation by Dolph Baker, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer, will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m. […]

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February 18, 2015

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Rosemary Smith wins MBJ’s Businesswoman of the Year

Rosemary Smith was named the 2015 Mississippi Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year today in front of a crowd of nearly 500 at the Hilton Hotel on County Line Road in Jackson. Smith, who grew up as one of eight children in the small town of Raleigh, is the Owner, President and Sole Stockholder of R & […]

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February 18, 2015

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Pickering recovers $197,000 for Itawamba County

FULTON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering he appeared before the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors with $197,963.55, recovered from Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s bonding company. Pickering and Auditor’s Office investigators were in Fulton Tuesday to announce recovery of the money and to file a document in the Itawamba County Chancery Court asking the court to order that […]

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February 18, 2015

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Cumberland County North Carolina votes 4-3 to offer Sanderson Farms incentives

Associated Press / Fayetteville Observer CUMBERLAND COUNTY, North Carolina — Cumberland County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to offer incentives to Sanderson Farms, a poultry processing giant that once considered Fayetteville for a $95 million plant. The Mississippi-based company could have its pick of the litter if “Project Apple,” an unnamed venture approved Monday night […]

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February 18, 2015

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CNN/ORC poll: 52 percent say Brian Williams should be allowed back on

A new CNN/ORC poll shows a sharp divide in the country’s reactions to Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from “NBC Nightly News.” A slim majority, 52% of respondents, said NBC News should allow Williams to return to his anchor chair. But 40% said the network should not. » READ COMPLETE STORY HERE …

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February 18, 2015

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Vicksburg holds parade for Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

VICKSBURG — New England Patriots defensive back and hero of Super XLIX Malcolm Butler will be honored with a parade in Vicksburg Saturday. The parade and ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m. Butler, a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High, received the national spotlight when he intercepted a pass at the 1-yard line with less than […]

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February 17, 2015

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Alday says he’s ‘deeply sorry’ for remarks on black people

JACKSON — A DeSoto County House member is apologizing for remarks he made to a newspaper about black people in his hometown. Rep. Gene Alday, a Walls Republican, made a brief speech Tuesday as the House began business, describing himself as “deeply sorry.” Alday told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in a story Sunday that in Walls, […]

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February 17, 2015

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BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding expanding in Maben

  BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding announces the company is expanding operations at its facility in Maben. The project represents a $70,000 company investment and will create 18 new jobs, bringing employment at the facility to approximately 50. “BK Edwards is looking forward to the road improvements for our customers and vendors that visit daily,” said […]

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