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Neshoba County Fair 2011

What do Phil Bryant, Dave Dennis, Bill Luckett, Johnny Dupree (and Colonel Reb) have in common? You can see them in our Neshoba County Fair 2011 photo album at facebook.com/mbjournal. Were you there? Share your favorite memories with us on the page. Our favorite memory is a tie between Bill Luckett’s tool belt and Sid Salter’s Hershey pie…

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Pew poll: Americans want banks to give more details on checking accounts

Republicans in Congress may want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to die in its infancy, but most Americans are looking forward to the work the bureau will do in bringing more transparency to bank checking account transactions, a new poll has found. Americans with checking accounts believe banks must do a better job of disclosing terms, conditions and fees associated ...

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Former bank auditor's trial set for September

GULFPORT — A former Hancock Bank auditor is set for trial on a bank fraud charge alleging she converted checks for collections to money orders for personal use and forged her daughter’s name on some of them. The Sun Herald reports 45-year-old Lisa Brooks of Gulfport pleaded not guilty yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Robert Walker. He set trial for Sept. ...

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SmartSynch, Cellular South introduce new service

JACKSON and RIDGELAND — SmartSynch Inc. of Jackson and Ridgeland-based Cellular South have introduced a residential code division multiple access (CDMA) smart grid solution to the utility market. Utilities seeking CDMA communications support to automate their electricity grid may now access Cellular South’s leading CDMA wireless network services by leveraging SmartSynch’s IP-enabled smart grid solutions. By combining CellularSouth’s wireless data ...

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TVA to talk about new reactor at nuclear plant

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority board’s Aug. 18 agenda will include a staff recommendation to move ahead with building a reactor at the mothballed Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama. TVA COO Bill McCollum told The Daily Sentinel in Scottsboro, Ala., during a teleconference with reporters that the recommendation will be on the board agenda. TVA previously delayed ...

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Resinall expanding plant for new products

HATTIESBURG — Resinall is expanding its operations in Hattiesburg to accommodate the manufacture of white water resins. Resinall is constructing a new three-story, 3,000-square-foot facility at its current Dixie Pine Road location. The project represents a company investment of $17 million and will create 10 new jobs and retain the existing 120 currently in place at the facility. “It will ...

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GE Aviation to open second plant in Mississippi

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation will locate a second manufacturing plant in Mississippi at Ellisville where it will produce advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems. The company is developing plans for the construction of a manufacturing facility of about 300,000 square feet in Howard Technology Park. The project represents an investment of $56 million and will employ 250 workers ...

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Foreclosures up in metro Jackson, down on Coast

JACKSON and GULF COAST — The Jackson metropolitan area saw a higher year-over-year rate in the number of foreclosure actions taken against homeowners during the first six months of 2010. In the meantime, Gulfport-Biloxi recorded a sharp drop. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said that Jackson had foreclosure-related filings against 608 properties from January through June. That hit one in every 370 ...

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