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Turnkey Missouri prison will go to highest bidder

You’ve probably always wanted wanted to own your own prison. Here’s your chance. AmeriBid LLC is handling a bank ordered auction of a medium security prison facility located in Airpark Industrial Park in Bethany, Mo. The auction will take place via sealed bid format on Jan. 30. “This is a great opportunity to own a multi-use property between Kansas City ...

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(VIDEO) Christmas trees are going fast!

The Mississippi Fairgrounds has once again become a mecca for Christmas tree enthusiasts from across the state. Rankin County farmers Roy and A.B. Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon. A portion of the sales are contributed each year to the Blair E. Batson ...

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Salsarita's coming to North Mississippi in 2013

National Mexican cantina chain Salsarita’s will open new locations in Mississippi according to a new development agreement. According to a press release, the company will open 10 locations throughout Mississippi over the next five years. Area developer J.C. Clark, a leading franchisee for McAlister’s Deli, will lead the expansion. “Salsarita’s is a category leader that is poised for strong growth ...

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Baptist preps for North State Street skybridge

Baptist Health Systems and Landmark Healthcare Facilities are starting construction of the skybridge connecting the company’s new medical office building over North State Street to Baptist Medical Center. According to a press release, the first phase of the process begins Friday at 11:00 pm and will continue until Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm. North State Street will be shut ...

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Crews to demolish rock pinnacles in bid to keep river open

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Crews might be allowed to begin destroying two rock pinnacles impeding barge traffic on the Mississippi River as early as next week, more than a month ahead of schedule, a senator said, cautioning that further steps may be needed to ensure the vital shipping route remains open. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and two river industry trade ...

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Commission okays businessman's campaign contribution

OCEAN SPRINGS — The executive director of the Mississippi Ethics Commission says Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran did not violate the state’s ethics code when she accepted a campaign contribution from a businessman whose company has a contract with the city. The Sun Herald reports the $10,000 contribution was questioned during the Dec. 4 Board of Aldermen meeting. The contribution ...

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Report: Investment of $227M has netted less than 500 jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi has disbursed nearly $227 million in aid to six alternative energy companies since 2010, but so far has fewer than 500 jobs to show for it. Research by The Associated Press finds the state has put in most of its total commitment, mainly in loans, to help some companies get off the ground. But the companies ...

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Man guilty of unauthorized futures trading; faces $1M fine

OLIVE BRANCH — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to making unauthorized wheat futures trades through the Chicago Board of Trade causing MF Global Inc. to lose $141 million. Federal officials in Chicago said 44-year-old Evan Brent Dooley of Olive Branch entered the plea to commodities trading violations. Authorities say he made large, unauthorized overnight trades through his own account. ...

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Voters say yes to liquor, wine sales in city

CORINTH — Voters in Corinth have decided to permit the sale of liquor and wine in the city. Beer sales already are allowed there. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported unofficial results showed 68 percent of voters approving the measure. It was the first election under a new state law that allows city-only votes on liquor. Previously, all liquor votes ...

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Utilities extend incentive plan to small businesses

JACKSON — Electric and natural gas utility companies doing business in Mississippi have submitted extensions of their Small Business Rate Incentive Plans, according to a release from Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz. Bentz originally put these plans into place in 2011. Incentive plans filed by Mississippi Power Company, Entergy Mississippi, Atmos Energy Corporation, CenterPoint Energy Resources and Wilmut Gas & ...

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