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Genesis Energy expanding at Natchez port with oil sands operation

  Genesis Energy says it is expanding the company’s Port of Natchez terminal to handle bitumen, a product mined from Canadian oil sands. The expansion will create 20 new jobs in Adams County, the company said. Steve Nathanson, COO of Genesis Energy, said the expansion will help facilitate the safe and efficient transportation of North American crude oil. Genesis  has ...

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Clinton, Barbour praise GreenTech

Former president Bill Clinton joined former governor Haley Barbour last week in Horn Lake to launch a new automotive plant operated by GreenTech Automotive, a U.S.-based manufacturer of “environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles” including MyCar, a two-seat, all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions and provides a range of up to 115 miles. “Too many people have given up on American manufacturing, ...

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C Spire debuts “landline replacement” service

C Spire Wireless launched a new service last week that provides high-quality home phone service using the company’s network rather than a traditional landline or broadband connection. Home Phone Connect will offer unlimited local and long-distance calling through the C Spire network for $20 a month with a two-year contract. “There’s no reason for consumers to continue to pay expensive ...

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Saks Fifth Avenue coming to Pearl

The upcoming Outlets of Bloomfield shopping center will be anchored by a new 20,000 square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store, according to a press release from the development handling the transaction. Jackson real estate firm Spectrum Capital is calling the 166-acre retail and entertainment space the “largest outlet shopping destination in Mississippi.” Already the home to Trustmark Park and ...

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SBA to hold loan & credit workshop

Small business owners interested in learning more about credit and business lending can attend an upcoming workshop hosted by Money Management International and the Mississippi office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The seminar will be held July 19 at the SBA District office on the 10th floor of the Regions Plaza on Capitol Street in Jackson. A presenter will ...

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Scruggs asking appeals court to overturn bribery conviction

NEW ORLEANS — Former Mississippi attorney Zach Scruggs is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn his 2008 guilty plea in a judicial bribery case that also involved his father. Scruggs’ attorney and prosecutors will each have 30 minutes today before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal. He spent 14 months in prison, lost his law ...

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Foresters warn landowners of spread of Southern pine beetles

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Southern pine beetle populations are on the rise in southwest Mississippi, and foresters are warning of a potential outbreak and urging landowners to be on the lookout for the tree-killing pests. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says populations of the borer beetles that attack and kill live trees are increasing in the area for the first time since ...

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Southern Pine EPA suspends e-payments due to phishing scams

TAYLORSVILLE — A rural electricity cooperative in Mississippi has stopped taking electronic checks because so many of its customers have been scammed by people or websites claiming to represent the utility. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Southern Pine Electric Power Association isn’t the only utility being impersonated by “phishing” scams. Attorney general’s spokeswoman Jan Schaefer says the state has received 1,000 ...

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Supervisors back proposed center focused on history of cotton

CLEVELAND — The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a proposal for a new center dedicated to the history of cotton. The Bolivar Commercial reports officials with the nonprofit Khafre Inc. told supervisors the center would be located on U.S. 61 in Mound Bayou. Plans are to start work sometime within the next year. C. Sade Turnipseed, executive director ...

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