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Dill retires from Thompson Machinery

After almost forty-three years of loyal and dedicated service to Thompson Machinery, Reggie Dill, Vice President of Used Equipment & Heavy Rents, has recently retired. Dill’s professional career began after graduation from the University of Mississippi where he played football, starting as linebacker and defensive end during the early 1970’s.  In his senior year Dill proudly served as team co-captain and ...

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Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company expands retail sales

Jackson-based Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company has expanded retail distribution in Mississippi to the cities of Oxford, Hernando, and Southaven. The company has also added distribution in six new locations in Memphis, Tenn. The expansion results from an agreement between the Delta division of Kroger stores and Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company, which will be a ...

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Opener between Ole Miss-Memphis last in current contract

The rivalry between Mississippi and Memphis dates back almost 100 years, often an early-season test with the Rebels piling up plenty of victories. These teams meet Saturday in the season opener for what could be the last game between them. And for a change, Memphis is favored against the Rebels of the Southeastern Conference. “Any time that you are playing ...

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FedEx to invest additional $450 million to modernize hub

FedEx Corp. is investing an additional $450 million to improve operations at its busy hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The shipping giant’s announcement Friday at Memphis International Airport increases its investment toward modernizing its Memphis hub to about $1.5 billion. The company announced in March 2018 a $1.1 billion plan to build a sorting facility, install new systems and construct a ...

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Daily newspaper to launch in Memphis in the fall

By JACK WEATHERLY A daily newspaper will debut in the fall to fill the void it says the ever-shrinking Commercial Appeal has left in the Memphis area news market. The seven-days-a-week Daily Memphian has recruited some of the leading members of the Commercial Appeal staff. Launching a metropolitan daily is a rarity in an era when many have labeled dailies ...

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TVA’s new gas plant in Tennessee ready to run

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new gas-fired power plant in Tennessee is ready to run. TVA said Monday that the Allen Combined Cycle Natural Gas Plant in Memphis has been completed and is ready to operate. It replaces the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant, which operated for more than 58 years before it was retired on March 31. The ...

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Memphis area awaits outcome of Amazon headquarters ‘sweepstakes’

By JACK WEATHERLY Memphis is part of the stampede of U.S. cities bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters with 50,000 potentially jobs and $5 billion in corporate investment. Some counties across the Mississippi line stand to benefit from the promised gargantuan development. Those counties help the city meet one requirement of the giant online retailer, that of having a population of ...

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KEEPING IT TOGETHER — Large mergers take work, communication and similar cultures

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi has seen two big mergers of late that affect tens of thousands of employees, customers and patients. Baptist Medical Center of Jackson and Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis merged May 1 creating one of the largest healthcare providers in the mid-South — Baptist Memorial Health Care. And Metropolitan Bank merged with one of the biggest ...

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