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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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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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Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership annual meeting is Wednesday

January 27, 2015

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The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) will host its 2014 annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. 6to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Investors, volunteers and the general public will receive updates on the progress of the Partnership’s recent strategic plan initiatives for the Greater Jackson area.  Chairman Andy Taggart, Chairman-Elect David Gates and […]

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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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Mississippi travelers urged to check flights as fearsome storm batters Northeast

January 26, 2015

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Flying out of Mississippi to the blizzard-battered Northeast or making a connecting flight on the region? Check with your airline before heading to the airport, advises Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The winter storm of historic proportions has caused major delays and cancellations of flights across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 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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Cable TV price hikes to be more frequent; Sports channels blamed

January 26, 2015

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Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues, the Washington Post reports. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are […]

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United Furniture to create 300 jobs in Verona

January 26, 2015

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By Jack Weatherly United Furniture Industries announced Monday it will start manufacturing operations in the former Lane Furniture facility in Verona. The project represents a $2.75 million corporate investment and will create 300 jobs, bringing the company’s total employment in the state to approximately 2,000. United Furniture has operations in Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona and […]

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