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Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

JACKSON — When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet. “I think it was gone the day people heard about it,” Tim Sternberg of Dad’s Super Pawn in Gulfport said. The buying spree resulted from a proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ...

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Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 million. Owner John L. Black ...

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Neel-Schaffer opens office in Brandon

JACKSON, Mississippi – Neel-Schaffer, a Jackson-based planning and engineering firm, has opened an office in Brandon at 20 Eastgate Drive, Suite C. It will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. “We are excited to be serving the city of Brandon and assisting with their engineering needs out of our new Brandon office,” said Keith O’Keefe, PE, who manages the ...

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CEO Silverman moves from Madison to Brandon

Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has a new — but familiar — chief executive officer. Glen Silverman has accepted the role of CEO of the hospital in Brandon after having served in the same capacity at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Madison, a position he had held since 2010. Silverman has been with Health Management Associates since 1998, serving at ...

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C Spire activates Brandon cell site

C Spire Wireless says it has activated a new cell site east of the city of Brandon. The new site will reportedly increase network performance in portions of Rankin County and improve wireless coverage and capacity along Shiloh Road south of Interstate 20 and towards state Highway 43 south of the city of Pelahatchie. Source: C Spire Wireless

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Brandon biometrics firm merges fingerprinting and smartphones

BRANDON- Fingerprints probably haven’t changed much over the years but the technology that collects and stores them sure has. Long gone are the days when “getting printed” meant rolling fingers through messy ink onto cards and watching as the prints are carefully dried and filed away in a large binder or metal drawer. Today, childcare facilities, hospitals and law enforcement ...

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The little publishing house that could

“We are in a world that is changing at a faster pace,” says Gwen McKee, editor-in-chief of the small Brandon publishing company Quail Ridge Press. Publishing in America has changed in the last quarter century with the rise of the Internet and e-readers, the decline of local bookstores and ebb of even larger retailers like Borders and Barnes & Noble. ...

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Skylar Laine can't wait for Mistletoe Marketplace

Mississippi country singer and “American Idol” Season 11 finalist Skylar Laine dropped by the Mississippi Business Journal newsroom yesterday to catch our readers and viewers up on her life after Idol. The Brandon native is finalizing plans for her first album (look for it next spring) and is continuing a search for a music label that will fit her voice and ...

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