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Lane furniture brand switching parent companies

The Lane furniture brand is being sold from one company to another. United Furniture Industries Inc. says it will buy Lane from Heritage Home Group LLC. The two companies announced the sale in a news release Tuesday without disclosing the price. United Furniture President Larry George says the purchase includes the global rights to the Lane brand, a 750,000-square-foot manufacturing ...

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Mississippi Power Co. and customers make new rate proposal

The Associated Press The Mississippi Power Co. on Tuesday made a new proposal in conjunction with its largest customer on how much ratepayers should pay for a power plant, but a state regulator is still holding out for less. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. proposes to collect less revenue than it previously wanted for its $7.5 billion Kemper County ...

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Trade Mart construction to start in the spring

By JACK WEATHERLY Construction of the Mississippi Trade Mart will start in the spring, with expected completion about two years later, Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce said Tuesday. The 105,000-square-foot building will replace the 67,000-square-foot free-standing structure erected in 1975 that has become outmoded and has a leaky roof. The new mart will be attached to the east ...

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Mississippi’s trade mission to Cuba stymied by Trump orders

By JACK WEATHERLY With some exceptions, American travelers won’t be able to stay in famed writer Ernest Hemingway’s favorite Havana hotel. The Hotel Ambos Mundo is on the state Department’s restricted list issued earlier this month. One hundred and eighty government-owned businesses, including 83 hotels, are on the Cuba Restrictions List imposed on Nov. 9. What do the hotel restrictions have to do ...

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Legal Mississippi-made bourbon becomes a reality

By JACK WEATHERLY Soon, bourbon fans will be able to sip the first whiskey made legally in Mississippi since 1908. That’s when the state anticipated by some 10 years the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by banning the making and sale of alcohol in the Magnolia State. But Mississippi jumped on the prohibition band wagon. It was the first state to ratify the ...

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Animal health care company to open Mississippi facility

An animal health care company has announced a new Mississippi distribution center, carrying a $1.7 million investment and the creation of 27 jobs. Henry Schein Animal Health announced in a news release Monday that it will begin operations in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Southaven in December. Henry Schein Animal Health offers products and solutions to more than 29,000 veterinary professionals. ...

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TODD SMITH — Holiday retail sales forecast brisk, fueled by online shopping surge

Based on consumer spending reports from the National Retail Federation, products in the General Merchandise category, including gift cards, clothing, books and media are the items that top most consumers’ wish lists this holiday season. Sales are expected to increase by 3.4 percent with online shopping becoming the most popular consumer experience for the first time in survey history. Global ...

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Regional director criticizes Mississippi economic agency

A regional economic development director is criticizing the Mississippi agency that seeks to bring jobs to the state. Joe Max Higgins is chief executive officer of Golden Triangle Development LINK, based in Columbus. He told The Commercial Dispatch that he believes Mississippi Development Authority leaders have a combative relationship with local and regional development groups. Higgins said MDA director Glenn McCullough tries ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Stark health needs get little attention from state leaders

Have Mississippi leaders become so accustomed to bottom national rankings that they don’t care anymore?   Take health rankings for example. Mississippi has ranked among the bottom three since 1990. You know it’s bad when the Mississippi State Department of Health posts on its web site, “Mississippi ranks last, or close to last, in almost every leading health outcome.”   ...

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In ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be its first feature-film Oscar contender, follows two neighboring families — one black, one white — on ...

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