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Candle maker to add 100 jobs in Starkville with $5M building


STARKVILLE — A maker of scented candles plans to expand in Starkville, nearly doubling its employment. DPM Fragrance will invest $5 million to build a 100,000 square-foot building in the Cornerstone industrial park on the western edge of Starkville, consolidating five current locations. The company plans to add 100 workers to its current 135. Construction is supposed to begin late ...

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Pat Lane joins Cadence panel

Pat Lane has joined Cadence Bank’s local advisory board for Starkville. Lane has been a real estate broker in the Starkville area for 39 years. She was recognized as Coldwell Banker’s top producer in Mississippi from 1998 to 2001 and was honored with the International President’s Elite designation eight consecutive times. She also has been voted by the community as ...

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2 more sought for questioning in Mississippi police shooting

  JACKSON — Authorities said late Tuesday that they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend. Surveillance video from Saturday night, hours after the shooting, shows a man and a woman getting out of a Cadillac Escalade at the motel where police later arrested Marvin Banks, said Mississippi ...

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Beth Hansen: A healthy real estate market means a healthy economy

    In a recent meeting with Beth Hansen, CEO of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, we discussed Mississippi’s real estate market and its recovery from the shock of the housing crisis. “A healthy real estate market generally means a healthy and growing economy,” she said.  “And while we still have significant challenges, we’re seeing a good recovery from the ...

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Finding the right employees in the state leads to flight endurance mark

By LISA MONTI When Mississippi economic developers and elected officials were trying to recruit Aurora Flight Sciences to the state more than 10 years ago, one of the key things the Virginia-based company required was a workforce to build its advanced aerospace vehicles. Aurora found the workers they were looking for in and around Columbus, where they built the Orion ...

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Sewage injury lawsuit returned to Oktibbeha County

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system. Taghi “Ted” Boroujerdi filed the $500,000 lawsuit when he fell at his home after sewage backed up into his house in 2009. He argued the city had a responsibility to maintain the system and ...

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