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Sanderson income and sales up for quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 at $66.9 million, or $2.94 a share, compared with $47.6 milllion, or $2.11 a share a year earlier. Net sales for the quarter were $802 million, compared with $692.1 million for the second quarter of the last fiscal year. Stable feed prices contributed to ...

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Forrest General Hospital earns top rankings for medical care

By BECKY GILLETTE Forrest General Hospital, a 512-bed facility that serves a 19-county region, recently racked up a number of prestigious quality awards, including ranking in the top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in overall medical care. The awards and rankings were presented by CareChex, an information service of Quantros, Inc. that provides a composite evaluation of all components ...

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Former USO Club houses unique African American Military History Museum

By BECKY GILLETTE At the time that the East Sixth Street United Service Organization (USO) club operated in the 1940s, the military was segregated so there were separate recreational facilities, as well. Eight years ago that USO club was developed as the African American Military History Museum (AAMHM). Today it remains the only USO club of its type in the U.S. ...

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USM takes on security — ‘Hacking for Defense’ class will teach how to innovate solutions

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT One started with Legos and Lincoln Logs, while the other favored remote control vehicles and model rockets growing up in his hometown of Richton. Now, Professors Henry Jones and Daniel DeMott, along with mentors from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the intelligence community, will show University of Southern Mississippi students how to innovate solutions ...

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Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically

By BECKY GILLETTE The field of technology transfer from higher education to business and commercial developments once focused strongly on obtaining patents for products developed by university research. Today, there are many commercialization projects that may benefit more from other types of protection, said Chase Kasper, assistant vice president for research, technology transfer and corporate relations, University of Southern Mississippi (USM). ...

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Lil’ Butcher Shop provides not just meats, but casseroles of many types

By BECKY GILLETTE A couple of generations ago, butcher shops were common. Today most meats are packaged off site, possibly in another state, and sold in large supermarkets. Reviving the old tradition in Hattiesburg—while adding quite a few new twists such as ready to go casseroles—is a Hub City favorite called the Lil’ Butcher Shop http://www.lilbutchershoppe.com/ at 1910 Broadway Drive. ...

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Hattiesburg banker elected as President of Mississippi Young Bankers

Wes Rouse of Magnolia State Bank in Hattiesburg has been elected to serve as President of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Bob Glover of The Peoples Bank in Ripley was elected Vice-President, and Marc Petro of Community Bank in  Ridgeland is Treasurer. MYB conducts programs around the state about personal finance. The section also promotes leadership ...

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Thornton wins ‘Best Employee Award’

Jeremy Thornton of Hattiesburg, an outside sales representative at MCS Insulation, has been recognized as a “Best Employee” Insulate America offers a quarterly program called “Best Employee” in which Thornton received a free t-shirt, certificate, publication with his picture and article featured, and a $100 gift card from American Express. Thornton has only been with the company since October and already ...

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