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Sanderson Farms outlines COVID-19 steps it’s taking

Sanderson Farms Inc.reported on Monday it is taking measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “With so much uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus, and the changes we face in our daily lives, Sanderson Farms wants to reassure our customers, consumers and communities that we will continue to process and ship high-quality, safe and affordable poultry products,” Joe F. Sanderson, chairman and chief executive ...

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The First Bancshares, Inc. and Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation announce merger agreement

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS) (“The First Bancshares” or “the Company”), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association (“The First”), and Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN: SGB) (“SGB”), parent company of Southwest Georgia Bank, have announced the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which The First Bancshares has agreed to ...

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Natchez plant invests $3 million, adds 20 jobs

Great River Industries is expanding its operations in Natchez. The project is a $3 million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “Great River Industries’ prime location along the Mississippi River in Natchez allows the company unobstructed port access so its employees can quickly ship products to market, enabling the company to remain competitive in today’s demanding economy,” Gov. Phil ...

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Sephora hires 100th disabled worker at Olive Branch plant

Sephora, the leading prestige omni-retailer and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services are celebrating a partnership that has resulted in the hiring of 100 individuals with disabilities at the company’s U.S. distribution warehouse in Olive Branch. “We are proud to share that, in just over one year, we have reached our milestone of placing 100 people with disabilities into a ...

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Delta State conference brings renowned speakers

CLEVELAND — Officials with two of the country’s largest charitable foundations will be speakers at Delta State University’s annual race relations conference. The conference will be held March 30-31 on the Delta State campus in Cleveland. This year’s conference is titled “Winning the Race: Through Hearts & Minds. A Conversation on Building Connected Communities.” La June Montgomery Tabron, president and ...

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Former MBJ editor, co-owner Buddy Bynum dead at 59

RIDGELAND — James L. “Buddy” Bynum, former editor and co-owner of the Mississippi Business Journal and a former aide to Gov. Haley Barbour and former Sen. Trent Lott, has died at his home in Ridgeland. He was 59. Family members said Bynum died Saturday of complications of pancreatic cancer. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of ...

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DRMC receives national award

Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services, recently recognized its award winning hospital partners in 2009. Delta Regional Medical Center has been awarded Avatar International’s Most Improved – Loyalty and Endorsement – Inpatient award. In making the announcement, David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO of Avatar said, “I congratulate Delta Regional Medical Center for their commitment and dedication ...

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