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Mississippi city to spend $278K on police equipment upgrades

A city in south Mississippi is spending money to upgrade its police equipment. WDAM-TV reports that the Laurel City Council voted Tuesday to give the city’s police department about $278,000. About $258,000 will go toward upgrading stun guns and body cameras during the next five years. The other $20,000 will be to get every officer a new handgun. Laurel Police ...

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Sanderson Farms income and sales up for quarter

By Jack Weatherly Sanderson Farms Inc. reports that for its second fiscal quarter, ending April 30, net income was $40.6 million, or $1.83 per share, compared with net income of $41.9 million, or $1.84 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Net sales for the second quarter were $845.2 million compared with $813.5 million for the year-earlier period. Laurel-based Sanderson ...

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HOME TOWN — Rasberry helps make Laurel a special place to live

By NASH NUNNERY To say Jim Rasberry loves his hometown of Laurel might be the understatement of the century. In 2006, Rasberry Financial Services was one of a handful of tenants occupying the city’s once-bustling downtown. Many small businesses had left for other areas of town. Federal urban renewal projects had turned the center of Laurel into what resembled a ...

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City aims to borrow $3M to fix flash flooding problems

A south Mississippi city wants to borrow $3 million for drainage repairs. Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee tells WDAM-TV that the bond issue won’t fix all the city’s drainage issues, but it could allow the city to provide local matches for grant funds. Magee says recent rains show that Laurel’s drainage system needs the work, saying “people get sick of flash ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Laurel looks to annex nearby community

An eastern Mississippi city is looking to annex a small unincorporated community south of city limits. WDAM-TV reports the city of Laurel hopes to annex the nearby community of Pendorff. Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee says annexation would benefit both city and community residents, allowing the city to upgrade Pendorff’s municipal services and increase the city’s tax base by $3 million in five ...

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Laurel the new hip place in Mississippi

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Imagine South Mississippi, and it’s easy to envision the casinos, glamorous hotels and a New Orleans vibe. But imagine a small town in the Pine Belt with beautifully restored houses, restaurants offering homemade Southern cuisine with seafood right out of Gulf of Mexico, and the site of HGTV’s Home Town. That town is Laurel. Founded in ...

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Sanderson profits boosted by $37.5 million tax reduction

A 14 percent-point reduction in federal income tax boosted Sanderson Farms Inc.’s first fiscal quarter’s net income by $37.5 million, the Laurel-based poultry processor announced Wednesday after close of the Nasdaq stock market. Thanks to that tax liability reduction, the company reported in a release that net income was $51.2 million, or $2.24 per share, for the quarter compared with ...

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Sanderson Farms sued over ads that allegedly mislead

  By JACK WEATHERLY Several consumer advocacy groups have sued Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. for allegedly using antibiotics and other chemicals in its chicken that the producer advertises as “100% natural.” The Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Food Safety filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California against Sanderson, the ...

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Slowboat Brewing Co. owner says the future is ‘bubbly’

By BECKY GILLETTE Kenny and Carrie Mann are making things happen in downtown Laurel. The young couple left their 9-5 jobs to follow their dreams of owning a brewery. “And they are doing an incredible job,” said Jim Rasberry, chairman of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Jones County. Slowboat Brewing Company distributed its first batches of beer on Dec. ...

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