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Mayor spends taxpayers' money on food, big tips

SOUTHAVEN — Receipts show Southaven Mayor Greg Davis often left generous tips when he was charging meals and drinks to the city. Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering has demanded Davis repay more than $170,000 for personal expenses billed to taxpayers. The Commercial Appeal used a Freedom of Information request to obtain Davis’ receipts that the auditor gave Southaven officials. The newspaper ...

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Bi-Lo buying Winn-Dixie for $560M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said today, creating a large grocery operator in the South. The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary and its ticker will be ...

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Beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A Nebraska meatpacker has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in 16 states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, ...

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Undeclared allergen prompts See's Candies recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — See’s Candies Inc. is recalling one code of eight-ounce Almond Clusters, because they may contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The total number of boxes produced that may contain peanuts is 3,600. The product was distributed to ...

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Mars Food recalls Uncle Ben's product

Mars Food U.S. has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, ...

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City gets USDA grant to start Farmers Market

OXFORD — The city of Oxford has accepted a $61,258 federal grant to start a local farmers’ market. The Oxford Eagle reports the grant came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. City grant writer Lynn Wilkins says Oxford has been deemed a food desert by the USDA, which means low-income families in the community face substantial barriers in getting fresh ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Hundreds vie for handful of Tyson job openings

VICSBURG — About 100 people were in line when the doors opened at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center, where applications were taken from those interested in 24 job openings at Tyson Foods’ plant in Warren County. But 90 minutes later, some 900 names of applicants had been written on lists circulating among the job-seekers. Office manager Timothy Crudup told The ...

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