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ATK first module to NASA made completely from composites

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has delivered a technological first to NASA — a full-scale, crew module structure made of composite materials. The Composite Crew Module (CCM) is a unique capsule design that has the potential to reduce the overall weight of future manned launch vehicles. Full-scale structural testing will be performed at NASA’s Langley Research Center to determine the ...

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Rep. Banks announces candidacy for Mississippi Supreme Court

JACKSON — A state lawmaker has filed to run for Mississippi Supreme Court in the November general election. Rep. Earle Banks is the only candidate challenging Chief Justice William Waller Jr. in a district encompassing the central one-third of the state. Both live in Jackson. Supreme Court Justice Leslie King of Greenville is unopposed for another central district seat. Justice ...

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City Council approves development plan for Centennial Plaza

GULFPORT — The City Council has voted to support a plan to develop Centennial Plaza. The Sun Herald reports council members had questions about the length of the lease and the development plan for 60 of the 92 acres at the former Veterans Affairs property. But after meeting with members of the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, council members said they were ...

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Lower river allows Lexaria to begin early work on oil wells

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Lexaria Corp reports it has a rig is on-site at the Belmont Lake Oilfield near Clarksdale to perform workovers on the 12-1 and 12-3 wells. The Mississippi River has fallen below flood-stage earlier this spring than it has during the last several years, and as a result field access has already been achieved — nearly three months ...

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Study shows noise, accident potential drops at Columbus AFB

COLUMBUS — It’s been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn’t voice them during a presentation this week by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing. The Commercial Dispatch reports a recent study of noise and accident potential indicated both have dropped significantly. ...

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DHS presents small business award to Madison Services

MADISON — Madison Services recently received the 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Achievement Award. The award recognizes Madison Services’ outstanding work in support of the FEMA Temporary Housing Mission in Mississippi. Kevin Boshears from DHS Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization noted that the company’s work was conducted on time and under the government’s estimated budget. Madison Services’ ...

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Shopping center revivalists happy with current market

For D. Brooks Holstein, opportunity is just around the corner, down the street or just off the interstate or anywhere else people head to buy something. Holstein has been a hunter of distressed retail centers for three decades, but the region’s deep and difficult commercial real estate slump has given him a much wider selection of properties from which to ...

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Hey Joe’s is making it hot in Cleveland

You might expect that a business like Hey Joe’s that specializes in burgers, live original music and a large draft beer selection would be a hit with the younger crowd including students from Delta State University. But Hey Joe’s has fans of all ages. “We had a lady celebrate her 90th birthday here the other day,” said owner Justin Huerta. ...

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Two complete courses

Dennis Howell and Ross Pickle of Synergetics recently completed training in a series of Shortel phone system courses that began last October. A total of three certifications were awarded to each of them during the overall training period. In January of this year, both received training and certifications in “Implementing and Troubleshooting ShoreTel Phone Systems.”  

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O’Haver earns awards

John O’Haver is the recipient of the 2012 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi. It was the second major award in a week for O’Haver, who was also named as one of the first 12 winners of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Awards. A member of the UM faculty since 1996, O’Haver teaches undergraduate and ...

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