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WalMart gets extra 90 days to buy Canton SuperCenter land

Radio reports and rumors have it that Canton’s WalMart SuperCenter is a dead deal. A delay has occurred in the purchase of the land for the store, but plans for the SuperCenter are still very much alive, says Tim Coursey, executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Coursey’s agency owns the 18 acres on Feather Lane facing Interstate-55 ...

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Entergy Mississippi customers to see smaller bills

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Customers of Entergy Mississippi Inc. will see a third consecutive decrease in their electric rates from October through December 2011. The company recently submitted its routine quarterly fuel adjustment to the staff of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, which approved the filing. The typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay approximately $88.40, or ...

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McAllister-Nissan settlement conference delayed

JACKSON — A settlement conference has been postponed in a lawsuit related to a Nissan dealership that was owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister. McAllister’s Nissan dealership in Jackson closed after filing for bankruptcy in 2009. A settlement conference the case had been scheduled for tomorrow, but that’s been pushed back until Oct. 19. Nissan Motor ...

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College wants former students' lawsuit dismissed

JACKSON — For-profit Virginia College has asked a Hinds County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 14 people who allege they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Birmingham, Ala.-based company argues in court documents ...

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Another property owner sues state over waterfront property

BAY ST. LOUIS — A second waterfront owner has filed a lawsuit against the state seeking return and restoration of his beachfront property in Bay St. Louis. Some downtown waterfront owners have been at odds with the city and the state over the plans widen Beach Boulevard and build a downtown harbor. They say it infringes on their property rights. ...

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Instead of consolidating, Furniture Transport closing

PONTOTOC — Furniture Transport Group is shutting down operations in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says it has received notice that FTG is closing Nov. 30. According to the notice, 56 employees will be affected by the move. The High Point, N.C.-based company is a transporter of home furnishings. Just a few weeks ago, the company said it ...

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Bad Boy to pay penalty for unreported defects

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a Natchez-based company that makes off-road buggies has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $715,000. The commission said last Friday that the settlement resolves its claims that Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC, failed to immediately report a defect involving Classic Buggies off-road utility vehicles with Series brand and SePex brand electric ...

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St. Dominic supporting city's annexation bid

MADISON — St. Dominic Hospital is working with Madison officials on the possible annexation of 400 acres the hospital owns just north of the city and east of Interstate 55. The Madison County Journal reports city officials have approved the first phase of St. Dominic’s plan to build a new sports complex on the land. St. Dominic is still pushing ...

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Cal-Maine exec suffers stroke during commission meeting

NATCHEZ — Fred Adams Jr., founder, former CEO and current chairman of the board of directors of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., suffered a mild stroke while attending the International Egg Commission meeting in National Harbor, Md. “Fred Adams suffered a mild stroke, but he is alert and resting comfortably in a Falls Church, Va., hospital,” said Cal-Maine CEO and president Dolph ...

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