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Rain still slowing rice planting; uncertainty grows on crop selection

Mississippi rice growers have yet to get a quarter of their crop planted but have started May in a holding pattern as rain across the Mid South has forced many growers from their fields. Brandon-based AgFax Media reported Thursday that more cold weather heading into the region will further delay emergence where rice has been planted in the last several ...

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Community Trust Bank opens Highland Colony location

  Ridgeland’s newest banking location has opened its the doors at 1063 Highland Colony Parkway. Community Trust Bank says its new location features many innovative design elements that allow customers to use the bank services quickly and efficiently. The two-story financial center includes multiple full service drive-through lanes, and new “dialogue” towers in the lobby. Customers are greeted when they ...

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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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No. 1: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

Voted by Mississippi Business Journal readers as their favorite Mississippi golf course to play, Old  Waverly in West Point features gently rolling terrain and two lakes that come into play on many of holes. Conceived in 1986 by George Bryan, then a senior vice president of Bryan Foods, the Jerry Pate-Bob Cupp collaboration opened two years later in the Golden ...

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No. 2: The Preserve Golf Club, Vancleave

There might not be a more aptly named golf course in Mississippi. The Preserve Golf Club in Vancleave was built adjacent to an 1,800-acre nature preserve. Designed by former U.S. Open champion and award-winning golf course designer Jerry Pate, The Preserve was voted by Mississippi Business Journal readers as the number two golf course in the state. “We’re excited that ...

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A short commute

VICKSBURG — Most weekday mornings, Laura Weeks rolls out of her Washington Street bed, takes a shower, eats breakfast and goes to work.   No commute necessary.  She simply walks down the stairs. “My husband and I moved to Vicksburg from Norfolk, Va., and the traffic in the mornings was horrible,” Weeks said.  “It took us 45 minutes to drive ...

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Nissan on track

New commercial vehicle on target to roll off assembly line for 2011 Nissan announced last March that it was spending $118 million to expand and retool parts of its facility in Canton so that it could produce commercial vehicles (CVs). The company said then that it hoped to start production in time for the 2011 model year, which starts this ...

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Serendipity led Franklin to success at Ellie James

Women’s clothing store is one of the hottest places to shop in Oxford That Lacey Franklin is the owner of the retail shop Ellie James in Oxford took a little bit of serendipity. Franklin, 25 and a 2007 journalism graduate from the University of Mississippi, took a part-time job at the Ellie James boutique on the Oxford Square in August ...

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