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Viking Range focusing on international expansion

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has recently appointed a new managing director of international sales, Peter Birch, and announced the expansion of the company’s international distribution network. Birch oversees all major appliance sales outside of the United States and Canada. A native of Coventry, England, Birch’s career includes senior sales and marketing positions in Brazil, Chile and New York with ...

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Dillard's opens state's first 'pop up' store

The morning of Oct. 13, Dillard’s, best known as a mall anchor, opened a new store in the historic downtown Iupe’s Building in Canton in conjunction with the Canton Flea Market. At 5 p.m. the following day, it promptly closed. But, it could be back. A joint venture of retailer Dillard’s Department Store and the Canton Chamber Main Street Association, ...

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Maryland telemarketer fined $490K by PSC

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Joel Katz, d/b/a Fast To Market Corp., of Baltimore Md., a total of $490,000 for violations of the Mississippi No-Call law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Commissioner Brandon Presley said Katz violated the No-Call law by failing to register and purchase the list and for contacting consumers that had ...

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Cal-Maine exec suffers stroke during commission meeting

NATCHEZ — Fred Adams Jr., founder, former CEO and current chairman of the board of directors of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., suffered a mild stroke while attending the International Egg Commission meeting in National Harbor, Md. “Fred Adams suffered a mild stroke, but he is alert and resting comfortably in a Falls Church, Va., hospital,” said Cal-Maine CEO and president Dolph ...

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First M&F closing offices, cutting 11 percent of staff

KOSCIUSKO — First M&F Corporation’s subsidiary, Merchants and Farmers Bank, has launched Project McKinley, a comprehensive strategic performance initiative including a branch consolidation plan that will result in the reduction or sale of six branches. The move comes as M&F seeks to improve efficiencies in preparation for navigating through current uncertain economic times and future growth opportunities. Hugh Potts Jr., ...

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Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals cuts global deal with CoPlex

MADISON — Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals Inc. has struck an exclusive global licensing deal with CoPlex Therapeutics on hawAD14, a preclinical oral small molecule candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Hawthorn will receive an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize hawAD14 and will be responsible for funding all future development. “In ...

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'The Help' surpasses $100M at domestic box office

According to DreamWorks Pictures, the film “The Help” has surpassed the $100-million mark at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Tate Taylor, said, “We never imagined this film, which began its journey inspired by the enthusiasm of a small group of Mississippi friends, would ever even get made. Now to have it seen and embraced by so many people ...

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Realtor association launches monthly housing reports

JACKSON — The Jackson Association of Realtors (JAR) has partnered with 10K Research and Marketing of Minneapolis, Minn., to create and provide easily readable and understandable local housing market reports to its members, the home buying and selling public and to the media. Carla Palmer-Allen, president of JAR, said, “In addition to the sales and inventory history that has been ...

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