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Delta agrees to out seat belts on baggage vehicles after worker fatality

A workplace death has led the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to force Delta Air Lines to provide seat belts to protect workers who operate baggage handling vehicles. The agreement covers approximately 90 of the Atlanta-based company’s airport sites that fall under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction, as well as 16,000 Delta employees and 6,000 baggage handling vehicles. Under ...

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AG Reaches Settlement in Beef Plant Litigation

Mississippi has settled its lawsuit against the Facility Group for negligence regarding the design and completion of the failed beef plant project, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Full release from Attorney General Hood’s office: The Attorney General’s Office has recovered for the State $3,965,000, which is the maximum possible recovery available under the Facility Group’s errors and omissions policy ...

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History and health will be a big part of Cleveland mission at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Rick Cleveland and Michael Rubenstein shared one thing in common- a love for Mississippi sports history. With Cleveland as sports writer for the Clarion-Ledger and Rubenstein as sports reporter and anchor for WLBT TV-3, both men saw their fair share of some of that history “He was competition,” Cleveland told the MBJ in a video interview last week. “We were ...

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Regulators pressure Natchez' Britton & Koontz on risky loan volume

Natchez-based Britton & Koontz Bank has signed a written agreement with a federal bank regulator to reduce the high level of credit risk at the bank. The more than 150-year-old nationally –chartered bank signed the order with the Office of Comptroller of Currency on Feb. 21, according to a stock filing by holding company Britton & Koontz Capital Corp. In ...

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Dole recalls bagged salad for salmonella risk

MONTEREY, Calif. — Dole Food Co. said late Saturday that its fresh vegetables division is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad, because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The bags of Seven Lettuces salad are stamped with a use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, the company said. The product code ...

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4-lane Highway 45 to open today in Lowndes Co.

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening today. The new portion of highway has four-lanes and it will connect Shafer Chapel Road to Highway 82 near Columbus in Lowndes County. The department says this is the final phase of a reconstruction project that included two newly ...

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