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Amazon to hire hundreds in Northern Kentucky
Amazon.com is poised to make a huge expansion in Hebron that could almost double its work force. The company is planning to hire hundreds of full-time employees and thousands of seasonal workers at its fulfillment center near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over the next few months. Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore said Amazon has indicated it plans to hire as many as 900 full-time, permanent employees and up to 5,000 seasonal workers to meet holiday needs. Cincinnati Community Press
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PrivacyStar to add 121 jobs in Conway, Ark.
PrivacyStar, a company focused on providing consumers with comprehensive privacy on smartphones, today announced an expansion of its corporate headquarters into a new location in Conway. The company will add 121 new jobs at an hourly average wage of $38.00 and invest $270,000 in the expansion. PrivacyStar, launched in 2008, will now be located at 1111 Main Street in Conway. "Most of our new jobs will be highly technical mobile application and network based," said Charles Morgan, executive chairman of First Orion Corporation, the founder of PrivacyStar. Arkansas EDC
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Money Magazine Names Auburn One of Best Small Cities
Money Magazine named Auburn among the top 100 places to live in its list of the best small cities in the U.S. “We’re proud of this recognition of Auburn as a great place to live. We’re passionate about our home here in Auburn, and we’ll continue to work hard to make sure that Auburn continues to be one of the best places to live in the U.S.,” Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. said in a news release. Alabama Department of Commerce
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North Carolina’s Export Industry Thriving in 2012
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) announced recently new export data that shows North Carolina merchandise exports increased 5 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, growing from $13.4 billion to $14 billion. “This is great news for our state as North Carolina continues to thrive as a global economic leader,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “Nearly 350,000 jobs are supported by exports and trade with hundreds of small- and medium-sized companies in the state conducting business internationally. International exports are an important segment of North Carolina’s overall economy and this growth will aid in our recovery from the economic recession.” North Carolina Governor's Office
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Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 200 Jobs in Nash County, N.C.
Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Hospira, a leading provider of injectable medicines and infusion technologies, will modernize and expand the capabilities of its operations in Nash County. The company plans to create 200 additional jobs and make new capital investments for the construction, improvement, upfitting and equipping of existing and new facilities. The capital investment will be at least $85 million over the next three years and could grow to be up to $270 million over the next ten years. The project was made possible in part by a $645,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The state grant will be based on the company investing $85 million over the first three years of the project. North Carolina Governor's Office
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Lynyrd Skynyrd legend Ronnie Van Zant ‘would be a Republican’ now, says brother
Johnny Van Zant grew up in a house in Florida that had no air conditioning but plenty of Democrats. “We didn’t grow up rich people,” said Mr. Van Zant, current lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and an outspoken Republican. “Nothing was easy for us coming up. But we were rich in family.” Mr. Van Zant’s dad drove a truck, his mom worked at Dunkin’ Donuts — and his oldest brother, Ronnie, co-wrote the classic rock staples “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” All of them were Democrats. But for the 25 years Mr. Van Zant has held down his brother’s spot out front of Lynyrd Skynyrd, he’s been a Republican. Had Ronnie not died in a plane crash in 1977, Mr. Van Zant thinks, he would be, too. The Washington Times
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Mississippi's B.B. King: 'I still love home'


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McAllen Metal Stamping Forms Strategic Alliance with Industrial Stamping & Manufacturing
August 24, 2012, McAllen, Texas: McAllen Metal Stamping (MMS) and Industrial Stamping & Manufacturing (ISM) are pleased to announce that they have entered into an official strategic alliance that will increase and improve their vast engineering and operational capabilities. MMS is currently celebrating 20 years since its inception. It is located in McAllen, Texas, only 5 miles from three international bridges, providing immediate access to a thriving industrial market in Northeast Mexico, and South Texas. MEDC
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NUGENT: Crimes against Gibson guitars
My all-American sonic-bombast weapon of choice for 50 years has been those world-class pieces of musical art, the mighty Gibson guitar. I own a stunning arsenal of them. It wouldn’t surprise me if some Fedzillastooge from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s Department of Gunrunning Injustice will try to tell us American guitarslayers that we can only buy one fully automatic Gibson guitar a month. Gibson guitars reportedly ran afoul of Uncle Sham’s Lacey Act, which is one of the most overreaching, bizzaro, contemptuous laws in the history of the United States. Washington Times
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Worship at Flora-Bama
You heard it right. They are holding church services at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, a place where the exclamation “Oh, My God” is not usually said in prayer. Actually, they have been preaching and studying the Bible there since July 2011, but it has taken this long for the Associated Press to find out and do a story. But now the AP has, and folks have asked me what I think about it, considering my affection for the place. Well, it certainly adds another twist to the slogan, “Let’s Do It On The Line.” Now, I find it significant that “Worship at the Water” — the name the operation goes by — is an outreach effort by the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church. Anniston Star
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