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Innovators Hall of Fame to add Sanderson, Howards, Mara and Sethi

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Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, will be honored the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award, which is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous ...

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Sanderson promotes Flynt

Sanderson Farms recently named Natalie Flynt a Marketing Product Specialist for the Laurel-headquartered poultry producer. Flynt will be responsible for managing activities concerning Sanderson Farms products, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will also work closely with the company’s sales, customer service, purchasing and quality assurance teams ...

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BOOK BIZ — Pat Conroy leaves us but his work lives on

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The untimely death of writer Pat Conroy at age 70 leaves a gap in the list of contemporary Southern writers. Only recently did he reveal that he had pancreatic cancer. He leaves a large body of work, mostly fiction, that includes The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music and South of Broad. His work reached wider audiences when ...

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"The Help" Leads Box Office

Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo: “On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second. The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that a movie has risen to ...

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