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Opinion on the Mississippi History Museum

Jackson developer Kane Ditto, former mayor of Jackson and current president of the Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, talks with MBJ-TV about upcoming plans for a new Mississippi state history museum.

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Robert Pascasio new leader at Hancock Medical Center

BAY ST. LOUIS — There is a new man in charge at Hancock Medical Center. Robert Pascasio was recently named CEO and hospital administrator. Pascasio is in charge of leading the Bay St. Louis hospital and its 400 employees into the future. With more than 20 years in the health care industry Pascasio is no stranger to the halls of ...

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Eaton's Jackson facility recognized as top supplier for Learjet 85 program

JACKSON — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s aerospace facility in Jackson was recently awarded by Bombardier Aerospace for superior performance in quality, delivery and competitiveness as the hydraulic system supplier for the highly anticipated Learjet 85 business jet. “Our LJ85 team has enhanced Eaton’s growth position at Bombardier Aerospace by providing solutions that have enabled the customer to achieve program ...

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Grant of $70,000 awarded to JSU for federal and state information-sharing initiative

A $70,000 grant has been awarded to Jackson State University to take part in a federal and state information-sharing initiative. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The grant is being used by the university to fund a pilot program called Discover Mississippi, which will build an ...

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Fulton holds hotel tax election

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a new tax on hotel lodging within the city. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city has proposed a 3 percent tax on hotel stays in the city to support various programs. The tax requires approval of ...

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Energy Center head, Glen Steele, retiring after 33 years at MSU

STARKVILLE — The director of Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is retiring. That position is just one of many that Glen Steele has held in 33 years at the university. He says that finding new energy sources and ways to be more efficient with energy have been lifelong interests for him. He says that of all the jobs ...

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Mississippi Power to issue refunds

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Power Co. customers should find some relief on the bottom line of their most recent electric bill. Customers will receive a refund of varying amounts. The rebate is part of an order from the Public Service Commissioner where interest from deposits is credited back to customers’ bills. Mississippi Power officials say the last time customers saw this ...

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Businessman threatens action against Jackson for sign policy

A businessman threatened with legal action for having cardboard signs outside his business says Jackson’s sign laws are not being fairly enforced. Albert Wilson says that the proof is in all the political signs stapled to utility poles and abandoned buildings, months after the last election. Political signs are supposed to be removed 15 days after an election. Wilson says ...

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Union eyed by workers at Canton's Nissan auto plant

CANTON — Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton over the weekend to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant. Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday to say he supports workers’ right to form a union. >> RELATED: Poll Question Employees said they approached the United Auto Workers about starting a ...

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