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Lott’s departure setting the stage for a free-for-all

Stunned. That was the reaction of many Mississippi politicos concerning Sen. Trent Lott’s surprise resignation announcement November 26. What would prompt him to give up the powerful No. 2 Republican post in the Senate, especially on Monday following Thanksgiving? A few business folks mused the move by Lott, who was re-elected to a fourth Senate term and elected by his ...

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Barbour tackling busy second-term agenda

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series of articles with statewide elected officials outlining their agendas and the issues affecting Mississippi’s business community. Soon after Mississippi voters gave Gov. Haley Barbour another four years in office, he outlined his priorities through 2011 with the Mississippi Business Journal. Mississippi Business Journal: Share your ideas about education reform for ...

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Harvey in cockpit for MBCI’s Pearl River Resort

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians aimed high when landing Maj. Gen. Paul A. Harvey as the new president and CEO of its Pearl River Resort. Choctaw Tribal Miko Beasley Denson and the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) board of directors announced November 5 that Harvey, the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s inaugural executive director who retired from the U.S. Air Force ...

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Dave Boyer bids Nissan’s Canton facility farewell

On October 12, Dave Boyer walked out of his office at the Nissan North America automotive assembly plant in Canton for the last time as vice president of manufacturing. The smile on his face was hard to miss. After completing a 39-year career in manufacturing management, the 61-year-old vice president of manufacturing for Nissan was retiring from his post and ...

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SemiSouth invests in ‘recruiting the best talent’, president says

STARKVILLE — During the past five years, SemiSouth has grown from a two-man operation to a 45-member strong organization, with plans to add more employees to its new facility located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University (MSU). “The company has always been the result of a strong partnership of MSU, the Mississippi ...

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