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Hyperion graduating from IDEAs, expanding

TUPELO — Hyperion Technology Group Inc. is graduating from the Renasant Center for IDEAs, the Tupelo/Lee County business incubator, and will expand into the former Ad Lab facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $750,000 company investment and will create 10 new jobs. 
 To support the expansion project, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided Hyperion assistance through the Momentum ...

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Entergy issues guidance, expenditure plan

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has issued 2012 earnings guidance and outlined its preliminary three-year capital expenditure plan for the period 2012 through 2014. In addition, Entergy affirmed its long-term financial outlook. Entergy is initiating 2012 earnings guidance in the range of $5.40 to $6.20 per share on both as-reported and operational bases. While Entergy affirms its updated 2011 earnings ...

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Law school applications up, buck national trend

OXFORD and JACKSON — Applications from students wanting to attend Mississippi law schools are up, even as they head downward nationwide. The Clarion Ledger reports Mississippi College had a record increase for the class beginning this fall, with 26 percent more applications than the previous year. At Ole Miss, last year’s applications were up 3 percent from those received for ...

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Ex-lobbyist details how he bilked Choctaws for $20M

PHILADELPHIA — Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff writes in his new book that he spent $20 million from the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi to defeat gambling expansion in Alabama because it would compete with the Choctaws’ casinos. Abramoff writes that he funneled the money from the Choctaw tribe through nonprofit groups over a five-year period to oppose Gov. Don Siegelman’s lottery ...

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Aldermen keeping close tabs on new casino development

NATCHEZ — Natchez aldermen are making clear that they want the city to keep close tabs on development of a new casino by Premier Gaming Corp. The board voted 5-1 Tuesday to require the company to give updated current site plans to the Natchez planning department and to require the planning department to maintain a complete, current and consistent set ...

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Coast Guard plan calls for end to oil spill cleanup

GULF OF MEXICO — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that washes up on the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company’s well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, according to a plan approved by the Coast Guard and obtained by The Associated Press. The ...

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Canton plant to produce new Nissan commercial vehicles

CANTON — Just one year after its entry into the commercial vehicle business in North America with the segment-changing Nissan NV commercial van series, Nissan is expanding the lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van will be offered in a choice of two engines, a 261-horsepower ...

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C Spire: 50,000-plus already sign up for new rewards

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless reports more than 50,000 wireless users have signed up to participate in its new rewards program, earning more than three million points, in the first few weeks of launch. C Spire’s Percs program allows both customers and prospective customers to access a variety of rewards by using their phones and interacting with the C Spire ...

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Report warns of lack of nurses in rural areas

STARKVILLE — A rural health authority and demographer at Mississippi State University warns that fewer nursing students returning to less populated parts of the state could have serious consequences on health care. Ronald Cossman, an associate research professor at the university’s Social Science Research Center, said a survey of nursing students currently enrolled in Magnolia State colleges and universities showed ...

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Palace Casino to celebrate major renovations

BILOXI — Palace Casino Resort has revealed Pure, The Palace Spa; Mignon’s Lounge; a new hotel lobby; VIP check-in; and, gift shop.  The completion of construction will be celebrated Nov. 11 with a one-day “11.11.11” event and special promotions. Pure, The Palace Spa offers a variety of services including facials, massages and advanced skin resurfacing.  Keith Crosby, general manager of ...

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