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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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West inducted into Hall

Fifty-one years after graduating from Mississippi State University, Coyt “Bud” West returned to his alma mater to be honored by the industry he served. On Nov. 17, West’s colleagues, friends, family, and MSU faculty and administration gathered at the university’s poultry science building to honor West as he was inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame for his ...

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Still on top

While the 2011 version of the Mississippi 100 has many new names, the top five revenue-producers remain unchanged from 2010. The “big five” in order are Ergon Inc. of Jackson, The Yates Companies Inc. of Philadelphia, Staplcotn of Greenwood, Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel and Irby Company of Jackson. The only change from last year is Staplcotn moved up one ...

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Book details sensational Laurel murder of 1935

In Mississippi we do like murder mysteries, and we like scandals, especially when they’re true. Hunter Cole’s book, The Legs Murder Scandal, is billed as ‘the engaging story of Mississippi’s Lizzie Borden and the sensational matricide that mystified the nation.’ If that doesn’t intrigue you, read on. In Laurel, in 1935, a daughter in a wealthy and troubled family stood ...

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Getting it straight

Last touches on project put ‘S-Curve’ in rearview mirror Not long ago, the word “S-Curve” struck fear in the hearts of residents of Jones County and those traveling Interstate 59 in Laurel. The snaky section of the interstate gained a reputation as one of the most terrifying stretches of roadway for motorists in the state. On nice days, it was ...

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Laurel man awarded $103M in suit against lawyer

LAUREL — A Mississippi businessman has been awarded $103 million in a lawsuit against the Chicago-based law firm that he accused of defrauding his oil and gas business. Lavon Evans Jr. filed the lawsuit in Jones County Circuit Court in Mississippi in 2008. It sought $150 million in damages from attorney Joel Held, who worked at the Dallas office of ...

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