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Sanderson Farms records loss for quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. reported on Tuesday a net loss of $17.8 million, or 82 cents per share, for the first fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 31. Net sales for the period were $743.4 million, compared with $771.9 million for the year-earlier period, the company said in a news release. The consensus of analysts for FactSet was for ...

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Tennis enthusiasts plan unique Bay St. Louis retreat

By LISA MONTI Three tennis-loving New Orleanians want to create a new kind of resort on the Bay of St. Louis where guests can immerse themselves in the sport and also relax and recharge. Not surprisingly, the idea for the boutique resort was born three years ago on a tennis court and resulted in the formation of their company, aptly ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES: The Mississippi Business Group on Health

There are many challenges in the health care field these days. Costs are skyrocketing, access to care is a continuing problem in many areas, and businesses and their employees are being negatively impacted in many ways. One group in Mississippi is working diligently to make a difference. The Mississippi Business Group on Health, established in 2014 as an association for ...

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12th person pleads guilty in Mississippi pharmacy fraud

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others. Randy Thomley of Hattiesburg entered his plea Tuesday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and could face up to 10 years in prison at his July 2 ...

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Mississippi lawmaker back at Capitol weeks after a stroke

A state senator has returned to the Mississippi Capitol, just over a month after he had a stroke. Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton received a standing ovation Wednesday from his colleagues and spectators in the Senate chamber. He waved and blew kisses in response. Burton had a stroke Jan. 24, a week before his 63rd birthday. He has been ...

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Officials say they will rebuild tornado-damaged school

Officials in a Mississippi city say they will seek to rebuild a tornado-damaged school campus that housed an alternative school. Columbus Superintendent Cherie Labat tells local media the district will rebuild the former Hunt High School, which housed the district’s alternative school. The campus lost its roof and upstairs classrooms in Saturday’s storm. The Columbus Success Academy, as the alternative ...

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Natchez paper manufacturer fined more than $300,000

NATCHEZ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited von Drehle Corp. – a paper products manufacturer – for several workplace safety hazards that put employees at risk of injury at its facility in Natchez, Mississippi. The paper manufacturer faces $303,657 in penalties, including one for the maximum amount allowed by law. An OSHA inspection ...

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Mayor: Mississippi town surrounding by overflowing rivers

The mayor of Glendora, Mississippi, says overflowing rivers swollen with recent rain have encircled his town and forced some families to leave their homes. The Greenwood Commonwealth reported Wednesday that the town of 151 people is caught between the flooded Tallahatchie River to the north and the Black Bayou to the south. Mayor Johnny Thomas says the recent flood is ...

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