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Sanderson Farms, Inc. names Edith Kelly-Green to Board of Directors

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that Edith Kelly-Green was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 20, 2018. She will serve as a Class B director until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2019 and will, if re-elected at that meeting, serve for a term expiring in 2021. Kelly-Green is a partner in The KGR Group, whose primary interests ...

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C Spire Cloud Metro Edge service wins top cloud computing industry award

The managed services unit for C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has won a national cloud computing industry award for expansion of its Cloud Metro Edge services across most of the Midwest and Southeastern regions of the U.S. C Spire was one of 21 cloud-based firms across the country honored by Cloud Computing Magazine and TMC for ...

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Hundreds of millions being invested at Ingalls Shipbuilding

By BECKY GILLETTE The east bank, which was the original site of Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Recently the parent company of Ingalls, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the state’s largest private employer, announced plans to rebuild the east bank which primarily involves the addition of large, covered manufacturing areas for construction of ...

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Long-term view always the best, particularly in volatile market

By JULIA MILLER mbj@msbusiness.com As the markets bounce up and down, Mississippians may start to feel anxious, but those in the know are confident about the long-term future of the economy. Ernie George, certified financial planner, of Starkville’s E.T. George Investment Management, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm, said these markets can affect large Mississippi businesses such as BancorpSouth or ...

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Brooks joins Staplcotn marketing team

E. Hope “Hopie” Brooks has joined the marketing team at Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) as the Director of Export Sales for the cooperative and is based out of its headquarters in Greenwood. Brooks graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He began his cotton career in 1985 with Hohenberg ...

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Sanderson Farms announces management changes

Sanderson Farms, Inc. has announced two management changes within the company’s live production side of the business. Nicholas “Nick” Smith has been promoted to Breeder-Hatchery Manager at Sanderson Farms’ Hazlehurst production division. Smith will provide leadership and direct strategic operational plans for hatching eggs and chick production. Smith began his career with Sanderson Farms in 2010 as a Beginning Trainee. ...

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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Maintenance Manager

James “Norman” Butts has been promoted to Corporate Maintenance Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel. As a Corporate Maintenance Manager, Butts will be responsible for ensuring a comprehensive maintenance program is active at each Sanderson Farms division along with monitoring maintenance programs to ensure facilities and equipment are being maintained to a high quality standard. He will also ...

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Ray Ables is 2018 Poultry Association Chair

Ray Ables is the newly elected chair of the Mississippi Poultry Association board of directors for 2018. Ables, live complex manager for Tyson Foods in Forest, served as chair in 2012. MPA’s 1,000 members represent poultry processors, poultry growers and companies that provide goods and services to the poultry industry, the state’s largest agricultural industry. The Association was formed in ...

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