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Cooper Tire reports second quarter 2020 Results

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) today reported a second quarter 2020 net loss of $6 million, or diluted loss per share of $0.12, compared with net income of $9 million, or $0.18 diluted earnings per share, for the same period last year. Second Quarter Highlights Global unit volume decreased 27.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2019. The ...

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Benchmark Litigation lists two Butler Snow Attorneys for 2020

Benchmark Litigation has named Butler Snow attorneys Kari L. Sutherland and Rebecca Lee Wiggs in its 2020 Top 250 Women in Litigation. Both women have received this recognition since 2016. This year marks the ninth edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. The women receiving this honor have earned their place among leading litigators by participating in some of ...

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Fondren Homewood Suites opens for business

By JACK WEATHERLY Homewood Suites was open for business Monday morning. Fifteen of the 125 guestrooms were booked for the first day, but check-in time was not to start till 3 p.m. The six-story Hilton brand property, built by Ridgeland-based Wealth Hospitality, was the first of several hotels that had been announced in recent years for the Fondren district in ...

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MONDAY — A new week brings lower numbers, at least for one day

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 60,147 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 572 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the second consecutive day Mississippi has had less than 1,000 cases Also, hospitalizations are down a tick at 968 from the high of 989 on Sunday, but they ...

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Ashley Furniture to invest $22 million, add 130 jobs

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is expanding operations at its facilities in Verona and Saltillo in Lee County. The expansions represent a corporate investment of $22 million and will create 130 jobs across the two facilities. The company plans to fill the 130 positions by the spring. Ashley Furniture employs more than 3,000 workers across its four north Mississippi locations in ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes cardiologist Umair Malik

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Umair Malik, MD, in the practice of Cardiology at Memorial Coast Heart Institute, 4215 15th St., Gulfport. Dr. Malik completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Medical ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center welcomes Brett Zepponi

Delta Regional Medical Center has announced the addition of Brett Zepponi, D.O, Family Medicine. Dr. Zepponi received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS.  He completed his family residency program at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Prior to attending William Carey University, Dr. Zepponi graduated from Mississippi College with a ...

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Luke Sullivan joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Luke Sullivan, PE, ENV SP, has joined the firm and will serve as a Transportation Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Murfreesboro office. Sullivan has 12 years of experience in transportation engineering, transportation planning, and site development. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, including state departments of transportation, municipal ...

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Cracchiolo Spain appointed as president of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

Coastal Mississippi has announced its board of commissioners for fiscal year 2021. Mary Cracchiolo Spain will serve as president, leading fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners, who are charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. The mission of Coastal Mississippi centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to ...

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Number of unclaimed bodies increasing in Mississippi county

The number of unclaimed bodies in Mississippi’s most populous county has more doubled in the last five years, according to officials. Five years ago, Hinds County, which includes the state’s capital city of Jackson, averaged about a dozen requests a year to handle unclaimed bodies, according to records obtained by The Clarion Ledger. Such requests grew to more than 40 ...

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