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Utility's earnings take big hit during third quarter

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reported third quarter 2012 as-reported earnings of $337.1 million, or $1.89 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, for third quarter 2011. On an operational basis, Entergy’s third quarter 2012 earnings were $347.7 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, in third quarter 2011. Entergy said ...

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Labor agreement reached affecting 22,000+ workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports it has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 3 in wireline contract negotiations for AT&T Southeast (BellSouth Telecommunications). The three-year agreement covers more than 22,000 wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and will be submitted to the CWA’s membership for ...

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River restocking continues following massive fish kill

PEARL RIVER — After a three-hour journey in a truck-mounted fish tank, thousands of young bluegills were released into the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish, La., last week. In small batches, state wildlife officials released 200,000 bluegills — raised at a state hatchery in Alexandria, La., — into the river near Interstate 59 as part of a restoration ...

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Officials to mull special election for liquor referendum

CORINTH — Aldermen will consider setting a special election for a city-wide referendum on the sale of liquor. The Daily Corinthian reports the issue is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow night. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue have been gathering signatures since September and now have the required 2,400 signatures on their petitions calling for a citywide ...

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New water management strategy could save farmers money

STONEVILLE — Ten years of research indicates that a water management strategy can save rice producers money on fuel and conserve water without hurting yields. Joe Massey, a scientist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, has focused his career on water conservation in agriculture. With funding ...

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No full Ms. jobs rebound until end of decade, Outlook report predicts

Mississippi will be nearing the end of this decade before job numbers in manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and several other sectors returns to the pre-recession levels of 2007, state economists say in a new report. The news is not entirely bad, however. The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook reports that the leading indicators by which state economists gauge ...

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State seeks proposals for new Department of Revenue HQ

In a clear sign that state leaders have decided against further delays in getting the Mississippi Department of Revenue out of its metal warehouse headquarters in Raymond, the state has issued a request for proposals to building owners interested in leasing to the department. The move represents a change of heart by state leaders who last legislative session rejected a ...

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Ingalls-Built Arlington (LPD 24) Successfully Completes Navy Acceptance Trials

PASCAGOULA —  Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24) returned from successful U.S. Navy acceptance sea trials on Friday. The company’s eighth ship in the LPD 17 class returned to Pascagoula following three days of at-sea demonstrations and testing. “We have now completed successful sea trials on eight LPDs, and our sea trial team continues to perform ...

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MBJ-TV talks with "The Voice" star Liz Davis

There’s more than one vote that matters this week. Laurel native and former Delta State student Liz Davis recently won a spot on country star Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s hit reality talent show “The Voice.” A country singer herself, Liz talks with MBJ-TV in the following video about her voice, her Mississippi roots and what drives her as an ...

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Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?

If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, the historical memory of the race might turn on the role played by Hurricane Sandy. Already, some analysts are describing the storm as an “October surprise” that allowed Mr. Obama to regain his footing after stumbling badly in the first presidential debate and struggling to get back on course. Some Republicans seem prepared ...

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