April 7, 2014

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Pass the mashed potatoes — Mississippi the fattest state again

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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April 7, 2014

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Sal & Mookie’s signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice […]

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April 7, 2014

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Farmers looking for repeat of last year’s success

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Coming off of a solid year in 2013, Mississippi farmers are planning their planting around market potential. “Prices are driving growers’ planting decisions,” said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “Mississippi corn is trading about $2.50 per bushel lower than a year ago, while Mississippi soybean prices are slightly […]

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April 4, 2014

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Smithville to gain 40 jobs when furniture maker starts up, 40 more later

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – This tiny Northeast Mississippi community that knows tragedy and misfortune first hand had something to celebrate Friday with the announcement of 80 new jobs over three with the arrival of start-up furniture company Behold Home Inc. The good news comes just as Smithville heads toward the third anniversary of a E5 tornado […]

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April 4, 2014

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Lawmaker’s task force to study viability of Internet gaming, sports betting in Mississippi

House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, has commissioned a task force of experts to look at the pros and cons of Internet gambling and sports betting in Mississippi, according to a story in Biloxi Sun Herald. The group’s first meeting will be in May during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. It will […]

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April 4, 2014

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Fondren to host TEDx talk Nov. 6

The Mississippi Business Journal has learned that there will be a TEDx Talk in Fondren Nov. 6. More details are to come. According to the TEDx website, TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of […]

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April 3, 2014

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Keesler Credit Union gaining stake in Jackson with MDOT CU acquisition

Keesler Federal Credit Union, a $2.1 billion Biloxi-based member institution, has set the stage for entry into the metro Jackson market with acquisition of the $4.8 million Mississippi Department of Transportation Federal Credit Union. The deal closed March 31. Convergence of the operations is to be completed by June 30. Both non-profit entities were among […]

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April 3, 2014

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Sanderson Farms Championship moving to Country Club of Jackson

Mississippi’s only PGA Tour event plans to move to Country Club of Jackson, ending a 20-year relationship with Annandale Golf Club The Sanderson Farms Championship has been played at Annandale in Madison, Miss., which is a suburb of Jackson, since 1994. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Nov. 6-9 The move is pending approval by […]

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April 3, 2014

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MEMA, Weather Service warning of severe storms

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Spring is in the air — and so is the risk of the year’s first severe storms, particularly in the northern parts of the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather through Friday. The weather service says some severe thunderstorms […]

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April 2, 2014

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Jindal’s least favorite billboard up for one more week – at least

BATON Rouge, Louisiana — A delay in a federal court ruling Wednesday assures that Louisiana’s governor must live at least another week with that bothersome MoveOn.org sign on Interstate 10 just outside Baton Rouge. The sign ridicules the Republican governor for refusing to expand Medicaid health insurance to more than 240,000 of the Bayou State’s […]

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