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Yokohama Tire Corporation announces selection of design firm for new commercial tire plant in West Point

FULLERTON, California – A little over two months ago, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced its plan to build a new commercial tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Mississippi. Today, the company has made public its selection of Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers, PC (KA/AEPC) of Atlanta, Georgia to design the first phase of the project – a 931,000-square-foot factory that will ...

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Verizon unveils wireless usage apps for parents

NEW ORLEANS – Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Verizon FamilyBaseTM, an enhanced service that allows parents to monitor and control their child’s wireless usage, to promote the safe and responsible use of smartphone technology. Verizon FamilyBaseTM helps customers protect against overage charges and monitor usage on their accounts.  It is especially helpful for parents who have children on ...

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St. Dominic opens new behavioral health facility

St. Dominic’s new Behavioral Health Services building housing the acute care psychiatric hospital and gero psychiatric hospital is now complete. Instead of renovating the existing Behavioral Health Services building which was in need of substantial repairs, St. Dominic’s completely razed the building and reconstructed it in phases in the same location. This new facility is uniquely designed, without an equal ...

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DSU alumna competes in NBC’s summer hit show

  CLEVELAND, Miss.  – Delta State University alumna Amy Showalter will compete in NBC’s new summer hit “The Winner Is” on Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. The show features talented solo singers, duets, and groups of all ages competing in head to head competition for the grand prize of $1 million. Showalter will be judged by a special in-studio ...

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Stocks rally after Fed allays stimulus fears

NEW YORK — Stocks broke through record highs in early trading Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is in no hurry to stop supporting the economy. Bernanke said the U.S. economy still needed help because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the Fed’s target. The Fed is currently buying $85 billion a month in bonds ...

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Metcalfe mayor pleads not guilty in teacher test-cheating scheme

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has pleaded not guilty to charges for his alleged role in a scheme run by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15-year period. Metcalfe Mayor Corey Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He remains free on his own recognizance. No trial date has been set. Holmes’ ...

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MMI takes over operation of downtown hotel; LEAD still owners

JACKSON — MMI Hotel Group has assumed management of the 67-room Sleep Inn and Suites Downtown-Convention Center located across the street from the to-be-opened Iron Horse Grill. The LEAD Group, LLC continues to own the property serving the downtown Jackson market. “This is our first management agreement with The LEAD Group,” said Scott Sledge, vice president of operations for MMI ...

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Senators push Brown's nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, education and experience to serve ...

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High water has TVA spilling at dams; farmland to be impacted

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is working to move large volumes of water, as much as one million gallons per second in some places, along the Tennessee River system to reduce potentially damaging flooding from record rainfall. TVA prepared for this event by lowering reservoir levels on the main channel of the Tennessee River beginning the last week ...

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