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Barnes-Pettey’s Dudley Barnes makes national ranking

Dudley M. Barnes, CFP, financial advisor at Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, LLC, and with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to Barron’s list “The Top 1200 Advisors” in the country. The 2014 list, published in February, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Barnes, offers his clients financial planning and wealth management at his Clarksdale ...

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Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership fees for joining, but any ...

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Quapaw Canoe Company gains legislative support in battle with tax department

A small business owner fighting what he feels is unfair state taxation can feel pretty lonely. John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company of Clarksdale has run up $20,000 in legal and accounting bills fighting a $41,000 bill from the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) for sales taxes on Quapaw’s educational canoe tours from 2009 to 2012. Ruskey hasn’t been collecting ...

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Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in Brandon and Biloxi Regional Medical ...

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AirGuide is a reshoring win for Clarksdale

Clarksdale is known for its blues music but there’s nothing downbeat about the success the Delta town has achieved on the reshoring front with the arrival of AirGuide Manufacturing. Rising transportation costs, long lags between orders and delivery and an inability to keep sufficient inventory of manufacturing material on hand led the maker of products for the HVAC industry to ...

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AirGuide cranks up in new Clarksdale plant

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – A loss for Mexico and Texas officially became Clarksdale’s gain Friday as AirGuide opened a new plant here in which it will manufacture products ranging from heating-and-air conditioning fixtures to lighting designed to reduce hospital infections. The more than half-century-old company based in Hialeah, Fla., next to Miami, manufactures parts for the HVAC industry and energy efficient ...

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Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream started out just for family

Hugh Balthrop says he just started making ice cream in his kitchen for his kids. Then for the rest of his family. Then his friends. Today, the Clarksdale entrepreneur is having pints of his acclaimed Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream delivered all over the state: From upscale restaurants in Greater Memphis to coffee shops and caterers throughout the Mississippi Delta. “For ...

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Metso adding jobs in Clarksdale; mattress maker opening plant in Belmont

Conveyor component maker Metso is initiating a $4 million expansion that will add 30 to 50 workers to its 62-member workforce at the company’s Clarksdale plant, the Mississippi Development Authority said Monday. The announcement follows a notice Friday from the MDA that 200 jobs are expected to be created through sleep products manufacturer Comfort Revolution’s relocation of its manufacturing operation ...

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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico and Texas to Clarksdale, creating ...

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