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Tire executives say plant needed to meet global demand

WEST POINT — Executives with Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. say they will build a new tire plant in Mississippi because they see a global supply shortage for tires. State and company officials gathered Monday at the Ritz Theater & Conference Center in West Point to celebrate the company’s plans to build a factory. Later, Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials ...

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House 'uninhabitable' after search in ricin-laced letter case

CORINTH — Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office about repairing or replacing the man’s house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable. Christi McCoy, an attorney for Kevin Curtis, a 45-year-old Elvis impersonator, said yesterday that ...

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Officials not expecting major flooding along river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — New forecasts show the Mississippi River is unlikely to cause major flooding as it crests during coming weeks in Mississippi and Louisiana. Readings yesterday showed the river is slightly above the 41-foot flood stage at the Tunica River Park in Tunica, but is still within banks elsewhere in the two states. Webster Franklin, president and CEO of ...

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Four injured when SUV crashes through doctor's office

OCEAN SPRINGS — Four people were taken to the hospital after the driver of an SUV drove through a doctor’s office in Ocean Springs. Office administrator Donna Heitzman tells The Sun Herald at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday a man drove his Jeep Cherokee through the wall of Ocean Springs Internal Medicine. Heitzman says four people, including the driver, were taken ...

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House race lures four Coast candidates — for now

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — It looks like there’s going to be a four-candidate race May 28 for the state House of Representatives District 95 seat. The deadline to qualify for the special election to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw was yesterday, a state holiday. A spokeswoman with the Secretary of State’s Office tells The Sun ...

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate's office

Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office MERIDIAN — Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate. Meridian police say they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic candidate for mayor. Bland is ...

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L.A. Times' ricin arrest story portrays ‘squabbling tribes, petty vengeances’ in NE Miss.

TUPELO, Miss. — Federal agents of all sorts invaded northeast Mississippi several days ago, on a mission: Find the man who sent a poison-laced letter to the president. But the United States government quickly found itself entangled, once again, in a misunderstood land dominated by squabbling tribes and petty vengeances, the L.A. Times reports. Agents first arrested an Elvis impersonator, ...

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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles of a particular city between ...

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NWS confirms twister that damaged homes, property

PANOLA COUNTY — The National Weather Service confirms that wind damage near Pope last Saturday night came from a brief tornado. The twister touched down for about two minutes near the Panola County town starting about 9:55 p.m. and had peak winds estimated at 112 miles per hour. The weather service says the tornado stayed on the ground for about ...

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County to buy abandoned warehouse, industrial property

NATCHEZ — Adams County has agreed to buy a 450,000-square-foot warehouse at the Natchez-Adams County Port. County board of supervisors President Darryl Grennell says the warehouse will help economic development in the area. The warehouse on the Mississippi River houses products loaded on and unloaded off barges. The port has operated the warehouse for Valley National Bank since the bank ...

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