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Parkway Properties COO resigns

JACKSON — Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today that Mr. William R. Flatt has resigned as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 15, 2011. Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Mr. M. Jayson Lipsey to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective the same date. Jayson joined Parkway in 2001 and ...

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Senators mulling tax-exempt donations for ag research

WASHINGTON — Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to allow tax-exempt donations to support agricultural research as a means to help keep American agriculture on the forefront of food production breakthroughs. The Charitable Agriculture Research Act (S.1561) is a bipartisan measure authored by Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and co-sponsored by ...

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EPA targeting multiple sites in state for cleanup

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has added two places in Mississippi to its National Priorities List for Superfund, the program for cleaning up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. They are the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Columbus, where pressure-treated railroad products were once manufactured, and the Red Panther Chemical Co. in Clarksdale, a former ...

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ATK makes first delivery for GPS III satellites

HANCOCK COUNTY — ATK has delivered the first two A2100 composite satellite structures and the first ship set of propellant tanks for the GPS III satellites Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Air Force. This is the first major hardware delivery milestone in the program, which has been underway since ATK was awarded the contract from Lockheed Martin in ...

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The Cedars getting new location, new life

FULTON — Volunteers gathered this past weekend to move The Cedars, of the oldest surviving dwellings in Fulton. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports much time and effort are being put into moving the abandoned house a very short distance — about 200 yards. Its current location on Main Street in Fulton is property owned by Fulton United Methodist Church, ...

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Physician wins lawsuit, hospital to appeal decision

JACKSON — A jury has returned a $2.27-million judgment against Central Mississippi Medical Center in a breach of contract lawsuit. The Clarion-Ledger reports Dr. Adolfo Morales, a board-certified ophthalmologist, had alleged the medical center breached a physician recruitment contract in 2004, which would have allowed him to establish a surgery practice in Jackson. The hospital said in court papers the ...

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Supervisors support plan to retrofit industrial park

OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County supervisors are supporting the retrofit of an Olive Branch industrial park operated by Northwest Mississippi Community College as a training site for high-technology jobs. The Commercial Appeal reports Jim Flanagan, DeSoto Economic Development Council chief, has told the supervisors that the site is needed for industrial recruitment. David Bledsoe, workforce development director at NWCC, says ...

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Workers cutting new road to increase port access

NATCHEZ — Workers have been busy using heavy machinery to cut through a bluff in Natchez as part of a road project aimed at increasing access to the Mississippi River city’s port. Truck drivers will eventually have about six miles cut off their round trips to the port once the Government Fleet Road extension is completed in approximately one year. ...

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Abandoned Aeolian building to be renovated

VICKSBURG — A Vicksburg building that has been empty and neglected for years appears headed for a dramatic turnaround. The four-story Aeolian building has been vacant since 1991. But The Vicksburg Post says nearly $750,000 worth of income-based tax credits will be used to make the building into senior apartments. The money from the Mississippi Home Corporation was awarded to ...

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