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Mississippi State Hospital honors three as Employees of the Year

Stacey Carter, Stanley Nobles and Roger Scott were named Mississippi State Hospital’s 2018 Employees of the Year for making outstanding contributions to the hospital through their work. The three, chosen from among the 36 Employee of the Month recipients, were recognized at the Employee of the Year Gala on Feb. 21 at the Pearl Community Center. Each winner received a ...

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Keesler Federal names Mathis branch manager

Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Heather Mathis as branch manager of the recently opened Flowood branch. Located at 389 Ridge Way in Lakeland Commons, the branch is the credit union’s first in Rankin County. Mathis will oversee branch operations which will include traditional lending and banking services. Mathis has worked extensively at both commercial banks and credit unions, and ...

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Jones transitions to Yalobusha County president

Renasant announced that Tommy Jones has transitioned from Grenada Market President to Yalobusha County Market President and North Central Mississippi Region Senior Vice President. Jones graduated from Mississippi State University in 1985. He later graduated from the Tennessee Commercial Lending School at Vanderbilt University, the Mississippi School of Banking at The University of Mississippi, and the Graduate School of Banking ...

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Furniture maker to expand in north Mississippi

A company that makes upholstered furniture is investing $2.5 million to expand its operations in north Mississippi, with plans to hire 30 new workers. Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery announced Thursday that it would increase furniture production at its New Albany plant to meet growing demand. The company makes pieces for associated company City Furniture, a Florida-based furniture retailer with 19 ...

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Jackson Prep makes history and other subjects come alive with virtual reality programs

By BECKY GILLETTE The Jackson Preparatory School is doing some unique things with its virtual reality (VR) laboratory. The school is using VR programs to enhance teaching while also training students in the rapidly-growing industry that is expected to have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2021. Adam Mangana, director of the Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory School, ...

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State’s only Whole Foods Market is ‘changing the way people shop’

By BECKY GILLETTE The only Whole Foods Market in Mississippi, located in Highland Village in the heart of Jackson, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Billed as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” Whole Foods has become an even better shopping destination since being acquired by Amazon, said Masa Liles, general manager of Highland Village. “When you see what Amazon is doing, they ...

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Graphene ‘summit’ to be held in D.C.

By JACK WEATHERLY American business and industry leaders will join U.S. government officials and international graphene leaders for the American Graphene Summit to be held in Washington, D.C., May 21-22. Sen. Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, will be the keynote speaker. Participants will focus on shaping the architecture surrounding graphene technologies and evaluating its potential ...

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Sanderson stops antibiotics use but lawsuit still active

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. said it would on March 1 stop using antibiotics in its poultry that are vital to fighting infections in humans. The Laurel-based firm, the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, has fought a lawsuit brought by consumer groups in June 2017 against use of such antibiotics. Sanderson is the last major producer to stop using the ...

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ABB to invest $36 million, add 50 jobs in Senatobia expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY Global manufacturing technology leader ABB announced Tuesday it will expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Senatobia two and one-half years after it began operations in Tate County. The $36 million corporate investment will create 50 jobs, bringing to 150 of the 300 projected jobs announced in September 2016. ABB, which is based in Zurich, Switzerland, occupied the ...

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