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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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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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Bomgar makes Inc.'s first Hire Power Awards

JACKSON — Bomgar is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Bomgar is ranked as the number one private business job creator within the state of Mississippi, according to a release from the company. “It’s an honor to be recognized for creating ...

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Four sites in state have no coal ash spill hazard rating

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four years after a massive coal ash spill in East Tennessee, environmental conservation groups have launched an interactive website and map that shows the location and hazard risks for coal ash sites at 100 power plants throughout the Southeast. The website, www.southeastcoalash.org, is a project of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Southern Environmental Law ...

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