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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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MacLellan to provide services to Toyota plant

BLUE SPRINGS — MacLellan Integrated Services, co-headquartered in Lexington, Ky., and Chennai, India, has been recently selected by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMMS) as its provider of critical process cleaning services. In addition to process cleaning, MacLellan will also provide select maintenance services as well. The Blue Springs plant is Toyota’s 10th U.S. manufacturing facility and will produce the Toyota ...

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City leaders to mull amendment to allow casinos

WAVELAND — Mayor David Garcia said city officials will consider amending the city’s charter to allow casinos. The mayor told the Sun Herald that officials are exploring all options to bring revenue to the struggling city, which doesn’t permit casinos under its present charter. The issue could surface at the Sept. 6 council meeting, the mayor said. The city has ...

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Triton bringing ATMGurus line back to Coast

LONG BEACH — ATM manufacturer Triton Systems is consolidating its ATMGurus operations, now located in Bartlett, Tenn., into its Long Beach manufacturing and headquarters location. The project represents a company investment of more than $200,000 and will create at least 30 new jobs. Triton has been based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1979 and is one of the largest ...

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Clerical mistake leaves plant with $1.4M in unpaid taxes

JACKSON — A Milwaukee Tool clerk’s paperwork error means the manufacturing plant in Jackson must pay Hinds County $1.4 million more in property taxes than it contends it owes. The Board of Supervisors yesterday denied Milwaukee Tool’s request for relief, saying the company should have called it to the board’s attention earlier than just a few weeks ago. The Clarion-Ledger ...

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Barbour calls special session over bond issue

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he’s calling legislators into special session Friday to consider at least one economic development bond issue. Barbour made the announcement during a news conference today, saying he’ll release more details about the project or projects on Wednesday. He would not say how many jobs would be created, what kinds of companies are involved, ...

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