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Mississippi job market improves slightly in April

May 16, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in April, as more people found jobs despite a falling labor force. A separate survey showed employers added 5,000 people to their payrolls in April, reversing four months of declines. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released Friday […]

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Winter weather put a damper on Silver Slipper, Full House casinos

May 14, 2014

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Full House Resorts, the Las Vegas company that owns Silver Slipper Casino, announced quarterly results this morning and said it had a net loss of $1.1 million for the first quarter (January-March), compared to net income of $0.6 million for the prior first quarter. At its Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County, the company said […]

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Kemira expanding dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen

May 14, 2014

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Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announce the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen. The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs. “Kemira is very pleased with our recent acquisition of the Aberdeen site, and we are quickly implementing our first expansion project to […]

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Castilla elected 2014-2015 MEC chair, new leadership positions announced

May 12, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Alveno N. Castilla, a member of the Business Services Group and a partner with Butler Snow LLP, has been elected as the 2014-2015 Mississippi Economic Council Chair. David Gates, President of the Mississippi Division at Atmos Energy, was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Chair.  Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Development and […]

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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

May 12, 2014

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear […]

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Is Mississippi next? Texas youth football league moves away from tackling amid health concerns

May 12, 2014

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An East Texas school district is changing its seventh-grade football program from tackle to flag football amid concerns over the safety of players, the New York Times reports. The Marshall, Texas school board voted to shut down its entry-level, tackle-football program in February, and according to the Times, “there was little objection.” From the story: “I’m […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Tea Party flyer twists facts

May 12, 2014

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The “Tupelo Tea Party” last week distributed a disinformation flyer concerning the National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team in Mississippi. The flyer’s premise was that the historic 155th will be shut down because Senator Thad Cochran voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense and Hagel is a “yes man” for President Obama. “It’s time Senator […]

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LLOYD GRAY: Not everyone always for disaster relief …

May 7, 2014

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Here is an excerpt from Lloyd Gray’s Sunday column in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in which he takes Chris McDaniel to task for his previous statements in which he said he isn’t sure whether he would have voted for disaster aid for the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina … This was Tupelo’s […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: What happens to 61,500 in state if ACA is repealed?

May 7, 2014

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If all those people who signed up for health insurance on the exchange offered through the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare as it is known, lived in one Mississippi city, it would be the state’s third largest municipality. If they all lived in one county, it would be the 13th largest in Mississippi. In […]

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