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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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State creates Intellectual Property Crimes Center

JACKSON — Authorities have announced the creation of the Mississippi Intellectual Property Crimes Center, a website to help consumers recognize and report counterfeit goods. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood made the announcement today in a news release. Hood says members of the public can access the site and there’s a secure section for law enforcement agencies. The National White Collar ...

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Health Department awards CONs to five projects

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued five certificates of need (CONs) for projects scattered across the state. Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko has received CON authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0812 (expansion/renovation of hospital). The proposed expenditure was changed due to additional costs from excavating an existing landfill and filling with ...

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Hosemann touts changes to sports agent law

JACKSON — New revisions to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, or laws which govern sports agents operating in Mississippi, provide greater protection to our student athletes, according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Recent events in the media regarding relationships with student athletes and sports agents have prompted the need for more attention to the laws which govern contact and ...

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