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Actor joins union protesters at Detroit show

CANTON — Actor Danny Glover has joined supporters of unionization for workers at a Nissan Motor Co. assembly plant in Mississippi demonstrating outside the North American International Auto Show. The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan protested yesterday next to Detroit’s Cobo Center. The group says workers who show interest in organizing the Japanese carmaker’s plant in Canton are intimidated ...

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TVA holding meeting to discuss new CEO's authority

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is expected to have a special meeting today to discuss delegating authority to the utility’s new chief executive until it fills several vacancies on its board. The board is made up of nine members and five seats are pending congressional action, including one that’s up for reappointment. Congress is set to adjourn this ...

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Labor agreement reached affecting 22,000+ workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports it has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 3 in wireline contract negotiations for AT&T Southeast (BellSouth Telecommunications). The three-year agreement covers more than 22,000 wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and will be submitted to the CWA’s membership for ...

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Grocer reaches labor agreement affecting 9,000+ workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Kroger Co. associates working at 80 of the company’s Delta Division stores have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1529. “We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and allows us to be competitive in the region,” said Tim Brown, president of Kroger’s Delta Division. “I want to thank our ...

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Valued Veterans now using FNC's flagship product

OXFORD — Valued Veterans, a service disabled veteran-owned appraisal management company (SDVOSB) serving the mortgage finance industry, will use mortgage technology company FNC Inc.’s flagship. FNC reports Valued Veterans joins more than 80 other U.S. financial institutions currently using FNC’s Collateral Management System (CMS). Terms were not disclosed. “Many of the big box banks have expressed an interest in utilizing ...

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MTA program managing biomass/renewable energy council

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) is now under the management of the Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS), a program of the Mississippi Technology Alliance. MBREC will be housed alongside SBS in Ridgeland. “MBREC is on the move to bigger and better things,” said John Mabry Jr., president of MBREC. “We recognize that Mississippi has an abundant ...

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Commission OKs proposed new owners of Delta casinos

TUNICA — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved a structure to allow the seamless transition and uninterrupted operations of the Resorts and Bally’s casinos in Tunica, according to Foundation Gaming Group, LLC. As previously reported, the two Mississippi casinos were part of the ACH, an Atlantic City casino. New Jersey casino regulators approved a plan to keep the struggling casino ...

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Choctaws take over hotel management, change name

CHOCTAW — Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will take over management of the Hilton Garden Inn located near Silver Star Resort in Neshoba County. The Neshoba Democrat reports the hotel will reopen Nov. 15 as the Dancing Rabbit Inn. The 140-room hotel is located next to the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course. The tribe already operates hotels at the Silver Star ...

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Entergy Nuclear names new senior management team

JACKSON — Entergy Nuclear CEO John Herron has named senior officers to new positions. Initial changes began in August, and the transitions are expected to be complete by November. Jeff Forbes, formerly senior vice president, COO for the five utility-owned nuclear energy plants, was named as senior vice president for nuclear operations for the Entergy Nuclear fleet comprised of 12 ...

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Host to replace Hickson as Trustmark president/CEO

JACKSON — The boards of directors of Trustmark Corporation and its subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, have named Gerard R. “Jerry” Host as president and CEO of both companies upon the retirement of Richard G. Hickson as CEO on Dec. 31. Hickson said, “Throughout his tenure with Trustmark, Jerry has provided key leadership in developing and implementing the company’s strategic plans ...

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