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Carr, Riggs & Ingram merges with Georgia accounting firm

MADISON — Accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) continues to expand its Southern footprint. BowenPhillips LLP, an accounting firm in South Georgia with locations in Tifton and Valdosta, has joined the ranks of CRI. With this merger, CRI has 30 locations strong with more than 700 professionals. William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI, said, “Given its ...

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Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant to which Winn-Dixie will merge ...

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Bi-Lo buying Winn-Dixie for $560M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said today, creating a large grocery operator in the South. The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary and its ticker will be ...

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City wants to take ownership of old plant site

BROOKHAVEN — By the end of the year, the city of Brookhaven hopes to have taken full ownership of all buildings located on the former Stahl-Urban Manufacturing plant property. The city currently owns the main plant building and one of two warehouses located on either side of the main building. The owner of the other warehouse, Arthur Jeppe, will deed ...

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Verizon Wireless buys Centennial assets

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Verizon Wireless has purchased from AT&T certain operating assets of Centennial Communications Corp. in Louisiana and Mississippi for $235 million. The transaction was agreed to last year by Verizon Wireless and AT&T and satisfies certain divestiture requirements of the regulatory approvals needed for AT&T to complete its acquisition of Centennial Communications. The purchase includes Centennial’s spectrum licenses, ...

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Developer eyeing mall, former grocery store

VICKSBURG — A Houston-based developer says he’s in the process of purchasing Pemberton Square mall and a nearby structure formerly used by the Kroger grocery store. Andy Weiner, president of Weiner Development, told city officials the deal hinged on approval of a 75-square-foot sign he wants to put up at the site. The sign’s size is more than double what’s ...

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Patriot agrees to buy rail lines from Weyerhaeuser

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Patriot Rail Corp., a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company based in Boca Raton, Fla., has agreed in principle to purchase the short line railroad assets of Weyerhaeuser Company. The acquisition is subject to certain closing conditions, including Patriot’s due diligence and regulatory approval, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of ...

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Bids accepted on four troubled cemeteries

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four cemeteries placed into receivership of the Secretary of State are now one step closer to being placed back into private ownership, as bids on the properties were opened by Secretary Hosemann Aug. 2. “The opening of these bids was the culmination of a tremendous effort by our agency to get these cemeteries in shape to return ...

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