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Portion of Highway 25 to be named for former Mississippi State president

January 28, 2015

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is honored to announce that the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill that will designate a section of Mississippi Highway 25 as the “Dr. Donald W. Zacharias Memorial Highway.” House Bill 615 designates and names a stretch of Mississippi Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County (beginning at its intersection with Old […]

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Mississippi Farmers Market begins 2015 shopping season

January 28, 2015

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Farmers Market will kick off the 2015 shopping season this Saturday, Jan. 31, with a selection of cold-weather crops. Through the utilization of high tunnels and greenhouses, farmers are able to offer customers a wide variety of crops earlier in the season. Farmers will be selling Mississippi-grown radishes, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, […]

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Newk’s Eatery announces new Tampa Bay-area development agreement

January 28, 2015

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JACKSON — Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, has announced a new development agreement with franchisee Aeolus Group. The multi-unit operators have committed to open 11 Newk’s locations in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakeland and Clearwater markets in Florida. The agreement is part of Newk’s growth plans that include opening nearly 30 new company-owned and franchised locations […]

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Trustmark Corporation announces 2014 financial results

January 28, 2015

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JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) reported net income of $28.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, which represented diluted earnings per share of $0.42. For the full year 2014, net income totaled $123.6 million, which resulted in diluted earnings per share of $1.83, an increase of 4.6% from the prior year. Trustmark’s performance during 2014 produced […]

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Romney jabs Clinton in Mississippi speech

January 28, 2015

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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class in a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s foreign policy and economic credentials. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee will appear at Mississippi State University Wednesday evening. It marks Romney’s third public appearance since he signaled interest in a […]

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Shuckers could bring Cuban teams to play in Biloxi this year

January 28, 2015

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BILOXI — The owner of the minor league Biloxi Shuckers is planning to bring a Cuban baseball team in to play some exhibition games. Team owner Tim Bennett said he is meeting with delegates from Cuba on Thursday to discuss the games. “The goal would be to get one or two teams to come to […]

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Von Drehle locates paper machine facility in Natchez.

January 26, 2015

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NATCHEZ — Von Drehle, a paper products supplier, has broken ground on a paper machine facility in Natchez. The groundbreaking was held Monday. Von Drehle acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility in 2013. The project represents an estimated $100 million incorporate investment and will create at least 100 jobs with the potential to increase […]

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Gas line fire reported in Smith County

January 26, 2015

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RALEIGH — Firefighters in Smith County are at the scene of a natural gas line fire Monday in a rural area west of Raleigh. Greg Flynn, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says all 5 workers were present when the explosion happened but no injuries have been reported. Sheriff Charlie Crumpton says the […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: What’s the alternative for Mississippi education?

January 26, 2015

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What is the alternative?        State lawmakers may think that will be the question voters will be asking about the language in a proposed constitutional amendment on education funding. But voters may be asking that question in a different manner. Just what is the alternative to adequately funding education?      The Mississippi House and Senate, […]

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Pew issues a report on incentives programs in Miss., 9 other states.

January 23, 2015

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The Pew Charitable Trusts issued on Friday a report about the fact that 10 more states, including Mississipppi, have put into place a system for evaluating the effectiveness of incentives programs for enticing industry to locate in the state. The Mississippi Legislature last year passed legislation and Gov. Phil Bryant signed it into law. Pew, […]

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