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Graphic design customers want to know: ‘Where is Mr. Zag?’

HATTIESBURG — At Zag’s Advanced Graphics their favorite question is “May I speak to Mr. Zag?” They keep a sense of humor about it, and office manager Daphne Patton says she’s considered bringing her pet ferret to work and referring to him as Mr. Zag. The shop specializes in graphic design, mainly for T-shirts, logos, signs and banners. Located in ...

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Coast business leaders speak out on session's results

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Business leaders here followed the regular four-month legislative session in an effort to keep track of key issues important to this area and the rest of the state. Some of those include tort reform, offshore drilling, a lodging tax increase and bond bills. Biloxi banker Chevis Swetman said, “I know it was a very tough session ...

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Job market improving just in time for college grads

The job market is steadily improving for Mississippi college graduates, with employment recruiters coming in larger numbers to campuses this past academic year, according to college personnel. “It`s a little bit more optimistic than in the past two to three years,” said Luther Epting, director of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Career Center. The various engineering disciplines are the most ...

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Gulfport landmark getting $6-million facelift, 160 employees

GULFPORT – One of the oldest manufacturing operations in Harrison County has a new owner who is planning to spend $6 million in upgrades and hire an additional 160 employees over the next five years in order to produce liquid generic drugs at the 132,000-square-foot factory located on U.S. 49. The factory, which opened in 1947, is a landmark in ...

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