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State-owned lake to reopen after six-year closire

BOLIVAR COUNTY — State wildlife officials say Lake Charles Capps in Bolivar County will reopen in September. The Bolivar Commercial reports the lake was closed in 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for renovation. Dennis Riecke, a fisheries biologist with the MDWFP, said that one of the main reasons that the lake was drained and closed ...

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County could lose millions if SMEPA buys power plant

BATESVILLE — Panola County could lose as much as $4.4 million in future property taxes if South Mississippi Electric Power Association succeeds in its bid for LSP Energy. South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) has entered into a purchase agreement in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware to buy all assets of LSP Energy for $249 million. It’s not yet a ...

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Capital City hires consultant to work on negative image

JACKSON — For years, Mississippi’s capital city has battled a reputation as a place of blight, corruption and high crime. Now, Jackson officials say they have enlisted help to upgrade public perception of the state’s biggest city. A local advertising firm, Fahrenheit Creative Group, has been hired in a $45,000 contract, to create better vibes for Jackson. City Council president ...

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Gaming Commission investigating principals of proposed casino

NATCHEZ — Background checks have begun for people involved in the Magnolia Bluffs Casino as the Mississippi Gaming Commission moves closer to granting final approval for an opening in December. Commission deputy director Eddie Williams said the commission is conducting suitability investigations of casino owners, general managers, investors or significant shareholders. Williams told The Natchez Democrat the suitability investigations involve ...

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City's deer-culling program readying for potentially busy season

OXFORD — A warm winter and an abundant food supply have resulted in a larger deer population in Oxford. Jimmy Allgood, Oxford’s emergency management coordinator, tells the Oxford Eagle more fawns have been spotted this year. Allgood has been headed the city’s deer management program for almost four years. Allgood has worked along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $1.5B contract to build Navy ship

PASACAGOULA — The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $1.5 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Ingalls is building the entire San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships. The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long ...

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Goldman named best

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Headquarters, Washington, D.C., recently named Ronald C. Goldman the 2012 USACE Engineer of the Year. Goldman is director of the Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Production Center (MMC) at the USACE Vicksburg District, which he established in 2009. As a registered professional engineer, supports the engineering vocation by actively sharing innovative ideas and development ...

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Peyrefitte named interim dean

Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte, senior associate dean in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi, will serve as interim dean during the college’s period of transition. Peyrefitte will assume the dean’s role from Dr. Lance Nail, who will leave Southern Miss Aug. 15 to accept a similar position at Texas Tech University. Nail has served as dean of ...

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Designing a green building rating system

Do you are in a new town that you have never visited before and you want to be a little adventurous in finding a place to eat. You are a tech-savvy person, so you whip out your smart phone. You consult various user-review sites such as Yelp, UrbanSpoon and Zagat to find the best rating for a restaurant. A Yelp ...

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