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Cal-Maine chalks up net loss of $10.1 million

By JACK WEATHERLY Still struggling with a market oversupplied with eggs, Cal-Maine Foods Inc. on Monday reported a net loss of $10.1 million, or 21 cents per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, compared with a net income of $21.8 million, or 45 cents per share a year earlier. Net sales for the quarter ending Nov. 30 were ...

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2 radio stations in Mississippi are being sold

Two radio stations that broadcast in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana are in the process of being sold to an African American businessperson. Diana Nutter of Natchez is one of the current owners of WMIS-1240 AM and WTYJ-97.7 FM. She told the Natchez Democrat that the stations are most widely used to broadcast local announcements and gospel and R&B music. Nutter said ...

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BREAKING: Evans recuses himself from Curtis Flowers case

A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday indicating he won’t be the one to decide whether to try a man a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. District Attorney Doug Evans recused himself in the case of Curtis Flowers and asked the Mississippi attorney general’s office to decide whether to try Flowers again in the death penalty case. ...

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Mississippi legislators starting their new 4-year term

Mississippi lawmakers will be sworn in Tuesday to begin their four-year term with Republicans maintaining control of both the House and the Senate. The opening day will be filled with formalities. Members of the House of Representatives will elect Republican Philip Gunn to serve a third consecutive term as speaker. They also will choose a new speaker pro tempore, the ...

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Foretold “uprising” hits cash-starved Mississippi prisons

The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them better in 2012 when he warned, “I see trouble down the road.” Christopher Epps, a longtime Mississippi Department of Corrections employee, would later go to prison himself for collecting $1.4 million in bribes. But during budget hearings in October 2012, ...

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Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announces board of directors and chair

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Chair is Ryan Goldin, vice president and director of operations at Florence Gardens, LLC, and a broker associate for Bayou Realty. Goldin is a lifelong resident of Gulfport. After graduating Gulfport High School, he went on to Florida State University, where he earned degrees in Real Estate and Finance, and later ...

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WBA Architecture announces promotions

The partners of WBA Architecture has announced the promotion of Molly Diffee to Associate and Russ Markle to Studio Manager. “Molly and Russ are an integral part of the WBA team,” says Jamie Wier, Principal. “Time and again, they have both proven their dedication to our firm and our clients.” Molly Diffee serves as an Interior Designer in the firm’s ...

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Pink Palace Family of Museums hires executive director

Memphis Museums, Incorporated has announced the hiring of Kevin Thompson as new Executive Director of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Thompson has served as a Board Member for the past seven years and served as an officer for three of those years. He assisted in the development of the current Pink Palace Family of Museums strategic plan, fundraising for ...

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HUB International names Stephen Cali benefits consultant

Stephen Cali is joining HUB International’s Employee Benefits division, accepting the role of Sr. Vice President / Sr. Benefits Consultant. Cali joins HUB from his most recent post as Director of Sales for GILSBAR, where he was employed since 2006. Cali oversaw all business development efforts across the U.S. for GILSBAR’s benefit management segments, including population health, wellness and member ...

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Bradley elevates two Jackson attorneys to partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Simon Turner Bailey and Erin D. Saltaformaggio, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1. Across all the firm’s offices, 19 Bradley attorneys have been elevated to partner. “We congratulate Simon and Erin who have earned promotions to partner for their outstanding work and successes on ...

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