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Southern Airways expands service from Jackson/Madison

OLIVE BRANCH — Southern Airways has added three new cities to be served from Jackson (Madison), and an upgrade of its Destin, Florida, service from seasonal to year-round. “We are very pleased to be adding new Jackson service to three additional cities: Memphis, Oxford and Atlanta,” said Stan Little, Southern’s chairman and CEO. “All Southern flights to or from Metropolitan ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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Dave Taylor new head of training for Olive Branch Fire Department

Dave Taylor, an 18-year veteran of the Olive Branch Fire Department, is the department’s new head of training. Taylor, a lieutenant, got the job after Ken Givens moved up to assistant fire chief, a role that came open when Scott Phillips, the assistant chief for 11 years, was elected mayor in this year’s municipal elections. The 39-year-old Taylor, who grew ...

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Olive Branch, Kosciusko plants begin operations

October opened on a high note for workforces in Olive Branch and Kosciusko. Attala Steel Industries cut the ribbon its new 30,000-square-foot galvanizing plant in Kosciusko, while Teleflex Inc. opened its distribution center in Olive Branch. Attala Steel’s facility is in addition to the company’s existing structural steel mill and fabrication plant in Kosciusko. Teleflex says its Olive Branch Center ...

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Olive Branch couple turns an ear toward hearing aid venture

After Joe Pickler was downsized from his job as a software salesman, he wasn’t ready to head into retirement. Instead, he and his wife, Gayle, a medical space planner, decided to start their own business. “No one wanted to hire a 64-year-old salesman,” Pickler said. “We are knowledgeable and talented. So we decided we would just open our own business. ...

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City sees substantial increase in building permits

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch could be on track to issue more single-family building permits this year than in six years. The Commercial Appeal reports Olive Branch issued more single-family building permits through June — 80 of them — than during the same period last year. Last year, 54 had been issued. If Olive Branch, which issued 140 single-family building ...

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Methodist wins CON to build in Olive Branch

After years of wrangling, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been given the green light to build a new 100-bed acute care hospital in Olive Branch. On July 29 at the regularly scheduled Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) monthly Certificate of Need (CON) meeting, state health officer Mary Currier, MD, gave her stamp of approval on Methodist’s proposed Olive Branch ...

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Smiths expanding Desoto operations

OLIVE BRANCH — Smiths Medical, as reported last week at www.msbusiness.com, a global provider of medical products, is expanding its DeSoto County operations by moving into a larger facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch. The move will consolidate distribution operations formerly located in Southaven and San Diego. Smiths Medical manufactures medical devices, and the 239,863-square-foot Olive Branch ...

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Fraenkel Furniture completes expansion

OLIVE BRANCH — Fraenkel Furniture, as reported last week by www.msbusiness.com, has expanded its manufacturing operations in this Northwest Mississippi community. The capital investment was not disclosed. In 2008, the company added its Advantage upholstery manufacturing line to the facility, which already produced a full line of Englander and U.S.A. mattresses. The expansion was the second for the 375,000-square-foot facility ...

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