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D’Iberville holds off selling Ocean Expo land

February 19, 2015

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D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville officials have tabled a development agreement with RAMCO Real Estate to buy the site that was to become Ocean Expo. Councilman Henry Toncrey said Wednesday after an executive session he wants more time to study the proposal. In 2011, the city bought the land at the southwest quadrant of interstates 10 and […]

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MDOC task force seeks public input

February 19, 2015

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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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Smokin’ the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

February 19, 2015

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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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Cal-Maine presentation set for UBS conference

February 18, 2015

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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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Rosemary Smith wins MBJ’s Businesswoman of the Year

February 18, 2015

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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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Pickering recovers $197,000 for Itawamba County

February 18, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

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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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Vicksburg holds parade for Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler

February 18, 2015

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

February 17, 2015

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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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