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School counselor cheered on through breast cancer journey

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS Until Kimberly Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn’t realize she had an army at her back. When the Shannon High School counselor had breast cancer surgery on April 1, the school organized a pink out in her honor, calling themselves Johnson’s Army. “I had no idea, no clue,” that so many people would rally ...

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General Atomics plans $20 million expansion in Lee County

MBJ staff General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is expanding for the 10th time in 13 years in Shannon. The project is a $20 million private capital investment and is expected to create 48 jobs over the next three years. It currently employs 256. The Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $510,000 grant to help with equipment costs. Lee County will provide ...

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Frozen sandwich maker to hire 200 for plant near Tupelo

SHANNON — A California company will soon be making sandwiches in a former meat processing factory near Tupelo. Raybern Foods plans to invest more than $10 million and hire 200 people to make frozen deli sandwiches in a 130,000 square foot building in Shannon. Raybern, of Hayward, California, makes frozen sandwiches that it sells through grocers including Wal-Mart. The company ...

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General Atomics begins Shannon expansion, expects to add 25 jobs

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems (GA EMS) Group broke ground Wednesday on a $12 million expansion to its existing 127,000-square-foot facility in Shannon in Lee County. The expansion is expected to create 25 additional direct jobs over the next three years. From its Lee County location, General Atomics manufactures, assembles and tests Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS), which are used to ...

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