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Post-merger committee formed to explore regionalism

GOLDEN TRIANGLE — In light of the recent partnership formed between the Columbus Lowndes Development LINK and the West Point Community Growth Alliance, representatives from all corners of the Golden Triangle are now exploring the possibility of a regional economic development organization. To formalize the development leadership of Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties into one organization, communities have appointed a ...

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Cadence consolidating call centers; laying off workers

STARKVILLE — Cadence Bank will lay off 17 workers at its operations center in Starkville. President Mark Abernathy tells the Starkville Daily News the layoffs will occur at the end of September. Abernathy says the Starkville operations will be consolidated with the center in Birmingham, Ala. He says the exact date is not firm. Abernathy says the bank will try ...

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Advocates push for more reforms to foreign student visa program

JACKSON — The State Department should add housekeepers to a list of prohibited jobs for foreign college students who spend their summers in the United States as part of cultural exchange program that has left participants vulnerable to exploitation, an advocacy group said yesterday. The State Department announced major changes to the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program in May ...

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Valley president Oliver could be going to West Virgina State

ITTA BENA — Dr. Donna Oliver, president of Mississippi Valley State University, is a finalist for the presidency of West Virginia State University. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Oliver spoke this week to faculty and others at the school in Charleston, W.Va. Oliver’s $192,937-per-year contract MVSU expires Dec. 31. West Virginia’s current president makes $167,444. The other two candidates for the ...

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Judge rules against Bank of America

WASHINGTON — A protracted case that started with a U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation has resulted in an administrative law judge’s (ALJ’s) recommended ruling that Bank of America discriminated against African-American job applicants for entry level positions in Charlotte, N.C., in 1993 and from 2002 to 2005. “The Labor Department is committed to ...

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