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Solid lineup of politicos on tap

It’s election year, and in Mississippi that means the hot air at the Neshoba County Fair gets hotter as political speakers take the stage at Founders Square. This year is no exception as a long list of candidates are lined up to address Fair goers and ask for their votes. The Fair midway opens on July 20 with political speeches ...

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Poultry products plant bringing 400 jobs to Noxubee

“Happy days are here again” may be the song being sung around Noxubee County with the announcement of Koch Foods opening a facility there and putting 400 people on its payroll. Many of those 400 new jobs will be held by workers who lost jobs when the county’s Delta Pride of the South catfish processing plant closed earlier this year. ...

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The never changing Neshoba County Fair… and the changes

As any Neshoba County Fair fan will tell you, some things about the Fair never change. Two certainties are sweltering heat and a lot of political “hot air,” especially during a statewide election year like 2007. There are so many anxious candidates this year that the political speaking will start Tuesday, July 24, instead of the traditional Wednesday. Another certainty ...

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Business travelers carry on through latest scare

Business travelers breathed a sigh of relief when British police made a fifth arrest in the plot to attack London’s airports — Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted — and Scotland’s Glasgow airport. The latest travel scare occurred a week after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown took office, and while the Wimbledon tennis tournament was underway and Princes Harry and William were ...

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Banking pros enthusiastic about launching new venture

Metropolitan BancGroup Inc., a newly formed Mississippi-based holding company, recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BancSouth Financial Corporation, parent company of Crystal Springs-based Bank of the South. In making the announcement, Mike McRee, chairman of BancSouth Financial Corporation, said the board of directors has approved the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of ...

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Study finds Gulf fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids

The answer to Mississippi’s epidemic rates of heart disease and strokes could be near at hand swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory have discovered that Gulf fish are high in levels of Omega-3 oils that help protect against heart attacks and other types of inflammatory diseases. Dr. Julia Lytle and her husband, Dr. ...

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Trucking industry rolling on in spite of a few speed bumps

It may not be the best of times in the trucking industry, but trucking companies are not singing the blues. Challenges abound. However, the wheels keep turning, moving the goods and products that consumers touch each day. Fuel costs and other expenses continue to put pressure on trucking companies’ bottom line, and the industry as a whole is working harder ...

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Jumping on the early-adopter iPhone bandwagon? Not so much

Early-adopters of all things high-tech have been standing in lines and burning up blogs with praise and criticism for the new Apple iPhone that, after much hype, is now available. But what does that mean to the rest of us? What exactly is an iPhone and why would you want one? “Let’s put it this way,” said Jimmy Nelson, vice ...

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