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Hernando, Brandon are destination hometowns

CNN Money has its list of the top 100 best places to live in America. Congrats to the Mississippi cities of Hernando and Brandon (this blogger’s hometown) that placed 79th and 89th, respectively. No other Mississippi cities were listed this year. The full list can be seen at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2011/.

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Two more cases of West Nile virus identified

FORREST COUNTY and PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human cases of West Nile virus in Forrest and Pearl River counties, bringing the state’s total to 15. So far this year, cases have been reported in Coahoma, Forrest (two), Hinds (two), Jones (three), Marion, Pearl River (four), Tallahatchie and Wayne counties. The ...

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Hosemann issues cease and desist order to cemeteries

CORINTH and BOONEVILLE — Forrest Memorial Park of Corinth and Oaklawn Memorial Park of Booneville have been ordered to cease and desist with all sales of pre-need goods and services to the public. “We are in the early stages of reviewing the books and records of these two cemeteries. Our examiners have already have statements these cemeteries have over $100,000 ...

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Auditors find poor record keeping, but no theft

QUITMAN — A representative from the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office has told Clarke County officials there has been no evidence of theft found in accounts for the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s Office. David Huggins delivered the news to the Clarke County Board of Supervisors, according to WTOK television. While there has been no stealing, Huggins said there were problems with ...

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TVA customers to see smaller power bills

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority residential customers will pay a lower fuel cost on September bills, with the decrease ranging from 50 cents to $1.50. The Knoxville-based utility said in a statement yesterday that the lower monthly fuel cost is largely due to reduced demand. TVA’s fuel cost raised average monthly bills in August for residential customers by up ...

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Feinberg wants oil spill case heard in federal court

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The administrator of BP’s $20-billion oil spill fund wants a federal court to preside over a Mississippi lawsuit instead of the state court where the suit was filed. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has said Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg isn’t properly handling the fund for oil spill victims. Hood filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery ...

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Huntington Ingalls awarded contract modification

PASCAGOULA and GULFPORT — Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., parent company of the 10,500-employee Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, was awarded a contract modification worth $11 million. Department of Defense says the add-on is to a previously awarded contract for research, development, test and technical services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. Technical services include technology development, analytical modeling, qualification of ...

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Delphi Automotive investing in plant, keeping workers

BROOKHAVEN — Delphi Automotive is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for the automotive industry. The company has confirmed it will invest approximately $15 million to enhance its Brookhaven manufacturing facility in support of securing business with a major automotive customer. The new business and investment means the retention of more than 200 jobs. The Mississippi Development Authority ...

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Investigators: Mill might be responsible for fish kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Authorities are trying to determine if a paper mill in Bogalusa, La., was the source of contamination that caused a large fish kill on the Pearl River, an important river for the threatened Gulf sturgeon, an ancient fish species. Yesterday, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said they had inspected the Temple-Inland Inc. paper plant ...

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