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RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

By WALLY NORTHWAY The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are common with ...

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Hood Packaging wraps up acquisition from Wisconsin company

A Mississippi-based company is the new proud owner of a packaging operation. Bemis Company Inc. of Neenah, Wis., has completed the sale of its Paper Packaging Division. As previously announced, Bemis reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation, a privately-held company headquartered in Madison and Burlington, Ontario. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Mayoral candidate's petition under scrutiny

MERIDIAN — An independent mayoral candidate in Meridian is fighting to keep his name on the June 4 general election ballot. The Meridian Star reports the candidacy of Walter Patton has been challenged by three people who say that some of the people who signed Patton’s petition to run didn’t know what they were doing. Patton and the others are ...

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Non-residential contractors finally hear good news

While there has been a fair amount of good news lately about a rebound in homebuilding in Mississippi and across the U.S., commercial contractors have been waiting impatiently for a little sunshine to come their way. Perhaps their long wait is over. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said C.J. “Buddy” Edens, president of the Mississippi chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors ...

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Most Southern cities see drop in unemployment rates

SOUTHERN U.S. — Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country. The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in 16. Nationwide, employers added 268,000 ...

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SemiSouth Laboratory equipment goes on auction block

For those looking to build a semiconductor and are searching for a potential great deal on some late-model manufacturing and testing equipment, there is good news coming out of the Golden Triangle. Need a NTA Vibration Table, a late-model Centrotherm Activator 150-50 Anealing Oven, a Aixtron Model VP2400HW Gas Foil Rotation Planetary Reactor? No problem. And, they can be purchased ...

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