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Cal-Maine enters joint venture to build cage-free facility

BY JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods has found more room to maneuver, you might say, in what it calls the “uncertain regulatory framework”  in the egg industry. The Jackson-based firm, the largest producer of eggs in the nation, announced April 9 a joint venture with Rose Acre Farms Inc. to build a “cage-free aviary” in Bogata, Texas that will initially accommodate 1.8  ...

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Justices must act fast if gay marriage to be settled in June

WASHINGTON — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June. They might have to decide to jump in at their closed-door conference Friday if they want to resolve the legal debate over gay marriage in the next ...

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Mississippi, 6 other states have bans on atheists holding office

ANNAPOLIS — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don’t believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The New York Times first reported on the ...

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Ole Miss rated best tailgate spot in the nation

Before football games at Ole Miss, one of the best parties in the South is held on 10 grassy acres shaded by dozens of hulking oak trees in the middle of campus. Under canvass tents, women in dresses and high-heeled shoes mingle with men wearing pressed khakis and starched dress shirts. The buffet tables are covered with checkered cloths and ...

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Todd Smith's Spin Cycle: The Branding of South by Southwest (SXSW)

South by Southwest — otherwise know by the cool, swank and uber successful acronym SXSW — has transformed into a branding powerhouse that meets in the hip Texas capitol of Austin each March. What began in 1987, and continued to grow in size every year as a more than weeklong series of film, interactive and music festivals, has evolved into ...

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Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mexican coast. The storm threatens to bring potentially deadly flash floods and mudslides to parts of eastern Mexico. Its maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The depression is centered about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving ...

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded that wildlife tourism is extremely ...

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Texas developer frustrated by latest Jackson convention hotel deal

An Austin, Texas, hotel development company says it feels slighted that the City of Jackson is not giving it an opportunity to make a proposal to build a convention center hotel. The hotel opportunity instead is going to Tampa, Fla.’s Robinson Callen Development in a $60-million deal the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved on June 18 that so far JRA executive ...

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Bryant ranks 14th for job growth among U.S. governors

It looks like Phil Bryant is doing an OK job as governor, if you are looking at job growth statistics Bryant ranks 14th in the U.s. in job creation among all current U.S. governors during their respective terms, according to a new report from On Numbers. On Numbers, a group endorsed by the Memphis Business Journal, analyzed private-sector employment levels ...

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