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RICK GILBRECH — NASA Set to open a universe of wonder with New Rocket and Artemis Program

Ancient humans built the seven wonders of the world, only one of which stands today – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Since those ancient days, various lists have noted new human-engineered wonders, such as the Taj Mahal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and even the International Space Station. NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) perhaps will be found ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl’s mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the the pajama-clad girl was driving to pick up her older sister from a ...

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TODD SMITH — Holiday sales set records for Cyber Monday, Black Friday

Cyber Monday sales vaulted to a multi-billion-dollar record, easily surpassing last year’s total, marking the largest online shopping day of all time in the U.S. Based on data from Adobe Analytics – which tracks hundreds of retail websites – sales soared to $9.4 billion by the end of Cyber Monday, growing 19.7 percent year over year and beating last year’s record of nearly $8 billion. That’s on ...

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Award-winning collaboration: ICC nationally recognized for manufacturing camp

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal For the past 11 years, Bryan Hawkins has opened the doors of his company to students and teachers so he can share his knowledge and passion for manufacturing. The effort has been highlighted by the Tek2Go Advanced Manufacturing Camps, spearheaded by Itawamba Community College, working together with the Community Development Foundation and Hawkins’ company, ...

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Regions donates $150K to Canopy Children’s Solutions

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank, on Wednesday announced a donation of $150,000 to Canopy Children’s Solutions — a nonprofit dedicated to providing innovative mental health, social and educational solutions to Mississippi’s most vulnerable children and youth. The Regions Foundation’s commitment will support two programs: » Canopy’s Autism Solutions, which offers early intervention and day school programs ...

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Songy starts new consulting firm after years with Gov. Bryant

By ROSS REILY After seven years with Gov. Phil Bryant — the last three-and-a-half as his chief of staff —  Joey Songy has begun a strategy and business development firm — Songy LLC. His insight of years of working with people through government, Songy says outside of politics, partisonship and party, business and government tend to relate to each other in much the same way everywhere and ...

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Tupelo OKs public transit overhaul

Changes to the City of Tupelo’s public transportation system are on the horizon. City officials voted Tuesday to overhaul the system by eliminating the fixed route system and allowing all city residents to request a transportation bus to pick them up from their home instead. The city currently has two methods of travel within the public transit system. There are ...

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New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There’s a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle’s Sunday editions. There’s a new monthly magazine focusing on the area’s culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert. The newspaper is wider, its paper thicker. There’s even a ...

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Sanderson Farms income and sales up for quarter

By Jack Weatherly Sanderson Farms Inc. reports that for its second fiscal quarter, ending April 30, net income was $40.6 million, or $1.83 per share, compared with net income of $41.9 million, or $1.84 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Net sales for the second quarter were $845.2 million compared with $813.5 million for the year-earlier period. Laurel-based Sanderson ...

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Sanderson Farms hikes minimum hourly pay to $15

    MBJ staff Sanderson Farms Inc. announced Tuesday that it will increase pay rates for the company’s hourly employees beginning June 2. Hourly line operators who have been employed with the company for at least 90 days will be compensated to an increased rate of at least $15 an hour. The new pay scale for Sanderson Farms truck drivers ...

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