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Lexaria buys oil-producing assets from Brinx

WILKINSON COUNTY — Lexaria Corporation has acquired certain producing oil assets within its core operating area in Wilkinson County. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Lexaria has purchased all of the 10 percent gross working interest held by Brinx Resources, Ltd. in the Belmont Lake Oil Field and in other oil and gas assets in the area. As a result of this acquisition, ...

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Two more West Nile virus cases identified

FORREST COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — Two newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 18. The state Health Department announced the latest case yesterday. The department said the new cases were from Forrest and Rankin counties. There has been one West Nile virus death in the state this year, a Jones County ...

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Camgian develops next-generation satellite router

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has successfully completed the development and initial testing of its next-generation Quantus satellite router technology within the oil and gas industry. The smaller, more compact router device supports the integration of advanced sensor technologies with ORBCOMM’s low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite data communications network. Combined with Camgian’s cloud-based operations intelligence software, the new GPS-enabled router technology ...

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Mississippi Power files rate reduction plan with PSC

GULFPORT — At the request of Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz, Mississippi Power Company has filed a rate reduction incentive plan that includes rate reduction incentives for new businesses as well as incentives for existing businesses. In August, Bentz passed a plan aimed at helping to encourage the development of new small businesses with the requirement that utility companies also ...

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Natural gas summit set for Sept. 8

Energy Experts to Discuss Economic Impact at Sept. 8 Event The 2011 Energy Forum: “Unlocking the Value of Natural Gas” will be a one-day conference featuring experts in the energy industry discussing the role of gas in Mississippi and the nation. The conference will be held Sept. 8 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Among the speakers at the event are ...

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Watkins Ludlam merging with New Orleans law firm

JACKSON — The New Orleans law firm Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre LLP, and the Jackson-based law firm Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A., plans to combine firms. Terms were not disclosed. The combination, approved by the shareholders of Watkins Ludlam and the Jones Walker partnership this month, is to be effective on or before Jan. 1, 2012. ...

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The Race for State Treasurer

The race for state treasurer is just one of the many offices that will be sized up in today’s primary. Lee Yancy, Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith are running on the GOP ticket while Connie Moran and Shawn O’Hara have put in bids for the Democratic and Reform Parties. LEE YANCEY CONNIE MORAN LYNN FITCH LUCIEN SMITH

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Brew Ha Ha

Raise Your Pints, a grassroots craft beer organization, has got the volunteers, the energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide organization that has one message. Beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi.

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