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Tunica hosting palomino horse show in 2013 to 2015

TUNICA — The Tunica Arena and Expo Center is hosting a large-scale horse show for three years, starting in 2013. The facility’s manager, Rebecca Fyfe, says the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show will last two weeks each summer through 2015, giving a boost to the local economy. The World Championship Horse Show is the palomino group’s largest annual ...

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Upon further review: Mississippi had negative GDP for 2011

Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne Hill with the Mississippi Institutes of ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large deck amphibious ships. “As the ...

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Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations of the casino resort. With ...

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Ole Miss schools of business, accountancy cited among best by accrediting agency

OXFORD — AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has reaffirmed the standing of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration and Patterson School of Accountancy as being among the world’s best. Both schools were reaccredited by AACSB for another cycle. For this academic year, 56 schools maintained their accreditation in business, and 24 sustained their ...

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April Home Price Index shows year-over-year increase of just over one percent

Home Prices in Jackson Increase CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), today released its April Home Price Index (HPI) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 1.1 percent in April 2012 compared to April 2011. This was the second consecutive year-over-year increase this year, and the first time two consecutive increases have occurred since June 2010. On ...

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Deer Island extended, providing new fish habitat

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has finished a project that extends the eastern end of Deer Island by about three acres. The agency says in a news release Monday that 1,500 cubic yards of limestone were added in May to the nearshore reef for Deer Island North. Just south of Biloxi, Deer Island is the closest island ...

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Richton-Perry County Airport awarded $105,000 grant

RICHTON — The Richton-Perry County Airport received a $105,000 Airport Improvement Program grant to clear obstructing growth along the approach to its runway. The grant is among more than $4.1 million awarded Monday to 16 Mississippi airports by the Federal Aviation Administration. The grants represented a second round of AIP funding for Mississippi airports. Last month, the FAA awarded $9.75 ...

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OSHA cites AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland

RICHLAND — AZZ Inc., doing business as AZZ Galvanizing Services in Richland, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 safety and health violations following a December inspection after OSHA received a complaint alleging hazards. Officials said Monday that 17 serious safety and health violations cited include failing to conduct inspections of ...

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