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Nissan adding revamped Murano crossover to Canton plant lineup

  Nissan used the celebration of its 10th anniversary in Canton to announce some further good news for the region: the Japanese automaker will begin production of the next generation Murano crossover at the Central Mississippi plant in 2014. Introduced in 2002, the Murano has stood out as among the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class both inside and ...

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Group seeks professionals to join ranks of classroom teachers

Professionals who would consider taking on the challenge of teaching in some of Mississippi’s under-served school districts, especially through math and science instruction, are invited to attend information sessions set for Ridgeland in February. The American Board, an education nonprofit that addresses teacher shortages in high-need subject areas such as math and science in Mississippi, is hosting events throughout the ...

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Storm system causing damage across central, south Miss.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Heavy rain brought isolated mudslides, flooded streets and downed trees to parts of Mississippi today as a large storm system moved across the South. National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Bryant said the worst weather was predicted south of U.S. Highway 82. He said there was “some risk” of severe weather, but heavy rain was the main concern. ...

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Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth. “Mississippi truly has unique challenges when it comes to health care. Our polling shows that Mississippi ...

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Mississippi State, MEC partner on new scholarship program

STARKVILLE — A new scholarship program has formed representing a partnership between Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Economic Council’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. “Today I am very pleased to announce that Mississippi State University will offer a scholarship worth $6,000 to every STAR student in Mississippi,” MSU president Mark Keenum said. “The Mississippi State STAR Student Scholarship will ...

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One Faulkner lawsuit tossed, Sony lobbies to dismiss another

OXFORD — The estate of William Faulkner has settled a copyright lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. and The Washington Post Co. for using a Faulkner quote in a newspaper ad by the defense contractor. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson dismissed the lawsuit Dec. 12. Terms of the settlement are sealed. The Faulkner estate sued in 2012 over ...

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Boat dealer makes magazine's top 100 ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — Breath’s Boats & Motors has made Boating Industry magazine’s eighth-annual Top 100 Dealers program, which recognizes the best-of-the-best from the thousands of marine dealers in North America. “Our editorial staff was extremely impressed with the dealership’s knowledge of its local market,” said Jonathan Sweet, Boating Industry magazine’s editor-in-chief. “For example, Breath’s added five brands in 2011 ...

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Bank to cut ribbon on office featuring new innovations

MADISON — Community Trust Bank will hold a grand opening this month of its Madison Banking Center on Main Street in Madison. Larry Ratzlaff, Mississippi president, Community Trust Bank, said, “Our new building incorporates innovative features that allow our employees to provide a quality service experience to our customers, which is our number one priority at Community Trust Bank. We ...

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Small Delta community gets repaid for clerk's embezzlement

ANGUILLA — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has presented the town of Anguilla with a $108,000 check to restore funds allegedly embezzled by a former clerk. Pickering says in a news release that an investigation showed town clerk Manika Kelly allegedly embezzled funds from the town’s water and sewer accounts from October 2006 to November 2011. Kelly was town clerk from ...

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After one year, museum expansion nears completion

LAUREL — There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Hidden from public view in the lower-level vault are all sorts of treasures, including the painting “A Child’s First Steps” by 19th century French artist Jean-Francois Millet. The work, copied famously by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, has seen some refined ...

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