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Mississippi charter school board rejects Natchez school plan

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JACKSON — Mississippi’s charter school agency rejected a Natchez charter school proposal Tuesday but voted to advance plans for two schools in Jackson proposed by RePublic Schools and could approve them in September. The Charter School Authorizer Board, meeting Tuesday in Laurel, said the plan for Phoenix Early College Charter School in Natchez didn’t meet its standards. “There were a ...

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After dodging December tornadoes, banks step up to provide assistance

In the aftermath of the recent tornadoes that tore through Marion and Jones counties in central Mississippi, local banks stood strong, offering advice, volunteering and donating money to aid in their community’s recovery. The tornado took a path that seemed to track the seven offices of Citizens Bank of Columbia, CEO Lee Fedric said. There are two offices in Columbia ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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Houston busisnessman buys Hattiesburg, Laurel Captain D’s

Houston businessman Michael Knobelock is purchasing Captain D’s corporate restaurants in Hattiesburg and Laurel as part of a deal that will include the multi-franchise owner building four new restaurants in Houston. Knobelock owns 47 Church’s Chickens, 21 Little Caesars units, three Sears Appliance and Hardware stores and a couple of independent restaurant concepts. The move by Captain D’s is part ...

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Laurel Machine & Foundry grows by diversifying

Laurel Machine & Foundry Co. began operation in 1904 as a metal parts manufacturer and supplier for the Lindsey eight-wheel wagon factory. Today its biggest customer in Mississippi is the maker of enormous fork trucks. LMF, which will observe its 110th anniversary next year, has grown and prospered through the leadership of four generations of the Mulloy family. In 1911, ...

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and is creating 150 new jobs. ...

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Kevin Williamson made Laurel Chronicle publisher

Kevin Williamson has been named publisher of The Chronicle newspaper in Laurel. Williamson succeeds Skippy Haik in June. Haik had served as interim publisher for The Chronicle since its inception in Jones County in April 2012. Haik will remain with The Chronicle as office manager/bookkeeper. Williamson has worked in print media nearly 17 years, including jobs as reporter, editor, circulation ...

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Trustmark chooses Walker

Chip Walker has been named trust officer at Trustmark Corp. He is the real estate specialist for the Trust Department. Walker, a native of Laurel, earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified commercial investment member, registered landman and holds a Mississippi real estate broker license. Walker is married to the former, Liz ...

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Sanderson Farms is country's third largest poultry producer

High feed prices and a decline in demand led to 2011 being one of the most challenging years Joe F. Sanderson Jr., 65, has seen in the 42 years he has worked at Sanderson Farms. So you might think that Sanderson would have thoughts of retirement on his mind. Instead, Sanderson is buoyed by news that Sanderson Farms recently climbed ...

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MegaGate Broadband expands sales force

MegaGate Broadband has expanded its corporate sales support team with the appointment of Tiffany Parrish of Laurel, who has returned to MegaGate Broadband as the new sales and marketing manager. Parrish previously worked at MegaGate Broadband as a sales manager for 13 years. She also worked as business development manager for C Spire Wireless. In addition to Parrish’s 18-year experience ...

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