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Reshoring Success: AirGuide moving manufacturing from Mexico to Clarksdale

A Florida company’s decision to relocate part of its manufacturing operation from Mexico to Clarksdale gives Mississippi a win in a national “reshoring” effort by which states hope to persuade U.S. manufacturers to bring some or all of their operations home. HVAC equipment manufacturer AirGuide of Hialeah, Fla., is moving its manufacturing operations from Mexico and Texas to Clarksdale, creating ...

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Gas prices up 38 cents in Mississippi over the last month

Gasoline prices in Mississippi are up six cents this week, according to AAA Fuel Gauge Report. AAA’s Aug. 14 survey of prices in Mississippi found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.452 per gallon, six cents more than a week ago. Prices locally are up 38 cents over the past month. The current price is 15 cents below the national average for ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Second agency cuts Mississippi Power Co.'s credit rating

JACKSON — Another credit rating agency has downgraded its view of Mississippi Power Co. Two of the three major agencies have now cut ratings after the Mississippi Public Service Commission denied Mississippi Power a rate increase to pay off debt during construction of its $2.8 billion Kemper County power plant. Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on about $1 billion ...

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Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $8,200 in Mississippi is too much

MIAMI — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she’d be able to get health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law. Then she heard that her own governor won’t agree to the federal plan to extend Medicaid coverage to ...

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Mississippi named as one of the top 5 clumsiest states

How Many Times Have You Dropped Your iPhone or iPad? SquareTrade reveals its clumsiest states list for iPhone And iPad damages, with Mississippi And South Carolina topping the lists   SquareTrade, the world’s largest independent warranty provider, today released a study highlighting the country’s clumsiest states, ranking them in order of everyday consumer iPhone and iPad damage and breakage. Based ...

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Harlow's Casino halfway through expansion project

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel is halfway through a $16 million renovation and construction project stemming from damages from last year’s Mississippi River flood. Reggie Fullwood, senior vice president and general manager, says that one major change will be a multi-purpose event center to replace the previous entertainment venue. Fullwood says the casino is making improvement that it ...

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KiOR rises on manufacturing plant update

PASADENA — Shares of KiOR Inc. advanced Tuesday after the renewable fuels company said its manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss., will start operations in September. KiOR is developing a platform to convert non-food biomass into oil. It said the Columbus facility will begin providing gas and diesel in the fourth quarter. It also said the costs of building the facility ...

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Southaven mayor Greg Davis' court date set for Sept. 13

HERNANDO — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ court date on charges of unlawfully passing a school bus has been reset for Sept. 13. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears said Monday the hearing in Justice Court was continued because a defense witness could not attend July 31. The charges of overtaking a school bus and illegal use of blue and ...

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New integrated marketing head hopes to help students realize possibilities of field

OXFORD — As new director of the integrated marketing communications program at the University of Mississippi’s journalism school, Scott Fiene hopes to help students get passionate about the field and learn to use all the discipline’s tools. With more than two decades of corporate public relations and marketing communications experience, Fiene has plenty of knowledge to offer students in the ...

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Casino damaged in storm, temporarily closed

NATCHEZ — A weekend storm has temporarily closed the Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez. Isle spokeswoman Jill Alexander says the damage was sustained Friday night during a severe thunderstorm. Alexander says the boat was hit with high wind, causing damage to the entry ramps as well as the backup generator. She says the boat will continue to be closed ...

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