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Frozen-food maker to invest $27.3 million, add 15 jobs

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, is increasing capacity in Oakland. The project is a $27.3 million corporate investment that will add 15 jobs to the work force, raising the total number of employees to 450. “For 13 years, Ajinomoto Foods has been growing its Oakland operations, providing gainful employment for hundreds of Mississippians ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine, in association with Nyron Marshall, MD, at Memorial Internal Medicine – Acadian Plaza, 12261 Highway 49 N., Suite 11, Gulfport. Duncombe received her medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her residency in family medicine at University of Arkansas ...

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Mississippi upholds 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

The Mississippi Supreme Court’s confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice. Even one of the justices who joined in the unanimous ruling said that while the sentence is legal, the prosecutor and trial judge could have ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center welcomes new executive director

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) announced and welcomed Stephanie Patton to the DRMC leadership team. Patton will serve as Executive Director, Health System Development. Patton comes to Delta Regional Medical Center with health care and communication experience as well as managerial and entrepreneurial skills. As Executive Director, Health System Development, she will be working with Delta-wide community leadership including area ...

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Merit Health Wesley welcomes three cardiology providers

Merit Health Wesley welcomes Karl Duncan, M.D., FSCAI, Kurt Duncan, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Alicia Pace, NP, to the cardiology department. Merit Health Wesley welcomes Dr. Karl Duncan who joins us from Jackson, TN, where he dedicated his talents since 2015 to the Mid-South Heart Center and has been treating heart patients since 2006. He is a member of the ...

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Mississippi county OKs plan to drain lake with failing dam

Leaders in a Mississippi county approved a plan Thursday to drain a swollen lake where officials say a decades-old earthen dam could fail after days of heavy rain. The Starkville Daily News reported that Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously endorsed the proposal during a emergency meeting. The process involves letting the Army Corps of Engineers pump water out of Oktibbeha County Lake. Workers ...

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Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery. The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities met Thursday and delayed a vote on a proposal to move the monument. Trustee Tom Duff said he wants ...

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Jones Walker elects 12 new partners

Jones Walker LLP has announced that the firm has elected 12 new partners. The new partners include former special counsel attorneys Brad Davis, Cindy Muller, Jim Noe, Jim Rebarchak, Clint Smith, and Ann Taylor, and former associates Amy Anderson, Sarah Dicharry, Micah Fincher, Andrew Harris, Adam Matasar, and Ford Wogan. Brad Davis is a member of the Corporate Practice Group ...

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OSHA cites Mississippi construction contractor for exposing employees to cave-in hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Advanced Construction & Development LLC – based in Biloxi, Mississippi – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a D’Iberville, Mississippi, worksite. The contractor faces $79,559 in penalties. OSHA initiated the inspection after a compliance officer observed employees installing a storm drainpipe in an excavation without cave-in ...

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TODD SMITH — What readers want in news

As we launch into 2020, it’s a great time to check the presses on what readers seek in the news media. A recent study by The Center for Media Engagement aimed to get the scoop on what readers don’t understand about the news process and how newsrooms can build trust with their audiences. For this study, The Center for Media ...

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