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Malcolm White leaves Mississippi’s top tourism post

JACKSON — Mississippi’s top tourism official has stepped down. The announcement has come that Malcolm White is no longer director of Visit Mississippi, a division of the Mississippi Development Authority. White said in a statement released by Visit Mississippi said it had been an honor to serve as state’s tourism director. White said he is leaving the job he started Jan. 14, ...

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Southaven prepares for Tanger Outlet mall opening

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven is expecting a traffic nightmare from Friday’s opening of the Tanger regional mall. City officials have made a series of changes on nearby roads, providing shuttle service for opening weekend and encouraging visitors to consider alternative routes. Mayor Darren Musselwhite tells The Commercial Appeal he hopes the modifications will ease flow as the city awaits long-term improvements ...

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INNOVATING IN MISSISSIPPI — Entrepreneurs present their ideas to Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network at Spotlight event

By TED CARTER Mississippi start-up companies that have labored in solitude to turn their ideas into dollars moved into the spotlight Tuesday in day one of Innovate Mississippi’s 16th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation. An audience that included members of Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network heard five entrepreneurs pitch everything from an application designed to take podcasts into the mainstream to ...

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Hot Sticks has the looks and licks drummers want

By LISA MONTI Wooden dowels come in by the truckload to the Hot Sticks manufacturing plant in Hancock County and thousands of drumsticks and wooden marketing items go out every week to customers worldwide. Hot Sticks founder Kevin Pokallus, a mechanical and electrical engineer and a drummer himself, started developing the process of making high quality sticks in Bay St. Louis ...

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Site Selection picks its top 10: Mississippi absent

Mississippi remained conspicuously missing from Site Selection magazine’s annual listing of the top 10 business climate states. For the third consecutive year, Site Selection magazine has named Georgia as the state with the Top Business Climate. As revealed in the November 2015 issue of the magazine, research based in part on a survey of corporate real estate executives and in ...

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