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Groups call for election on Biloxi baseball stadium

BILOXI — Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi. They have until June 18 to collect 1,500 signatures on a petition. City attorney Ron Peresich told city council members yesterday that an election could delay the project ...

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CEO Magazine ranks Else School of management at Millsaps College in top tier of MBA programs in North America

The most recent issue of CEO Magazine has ranked the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in its top tier of North American M.B.A. programs. The Else School is the only Mississippi business school listed in the top tier, which includes 20 programs. Developed by the International Graduate Forum for CEO Magazine, the rankings are based on the quality ...

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PROFILE plant operates for one million hours without lost-time accident

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate one million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002. PROFILE Products provides solutions including soil modification, erosion ...

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Scientists studying cancer in dogs; could lead to new treatments humans

STARKVILLE — A group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, work that will likely also advance knowledge of human cancer. MSU scientists said there is little difference between cancerous tumors found in dogs and humans, and the opportunity to help both human and canine patients is growing. “The ...

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AT&T brings 4G LTE network in to more of Central Miss.

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in Central Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Philadelphia, Carthage, Kosciusko, Lena, Camden, Choctaw and Edinburg. “As we focus on bringing more businesses to our community, it is crucial that we have advanced technologies in place to accommodate the needs of companies both large and small,” said ...

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Buccaneer's wave pool to open tomorrow since detroyed by Katrina

WAVELAND — The 460,000-gallon wave pool at Buccaneer State Park will be open tomorrow for the first time since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the water park in 2005. The Sun Herald reports Buccaneer Bay director Stu Rayburn rode out Hurricane Katrina at the park and was there during the difficult recovery process following the storm. Work on the $21 million ...

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Cooper Tire selling to Indian company for $2.22B

TUPELO — The head of Ohio’s Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says a $2.2 billion deal that puts the company under new ownership won’t result in the closings of its three U.S. manufacturing plants. Cooper chief executive Roy Armes says India’s Apollo Tyres Ltd. also plans to retain Cooper’s management operation in Ohio. Apollo announced today that it’s buying Cooper, ...

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Repairs to closed bridge due to lack of MDOT funding

OXFORD — Repairs to the Taylor Creek Bridge on Mississippi Highway 328 in Lafayette County may not begin until October 2014 because of funding reductions to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The Oxford Eagle reports the timber deck and stringers on the bridge near the Taylor community had been damaged in the past two years. MDOT said it was forced ...

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Governor, MDA director headed to Paris Air Show

JACKSON — A group including Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority director Brent Christensen will attend next week’s Paris Air Show. MDA will send a five other people besides Christensen. Agency spokeswoman Marlo Dorsey says they will man a booth showcasing Mississippi. She says the state’s delegation has meetings scheduled with dozens of high-ranking executives to discuss possibilities to ...

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Diamondhead exploring zoning change to allow for casino

DIAMONDHEAD — The Diamondhead Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this month to consider a zoning change to allow a casino at the site of the old Harbor House property. City manager Richard Rose tells The Sun Herald the meeting will be on June 26 at City Hall. The planning commission will hear from Jacobs Entertainment, which wants rezoning ...

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