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Governor's office announces Tecumseh Products deal in Verona

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company announced today the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products. The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh. Tecumseh manufactures refrigeration and air conditioning products ...

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Citizens will go to polls to decide on alcohol sales

RIPLEY — Voters in Ripley will vote Aug. 13 on whether to legalize the sale of liquor, beer and light wine within the town limits. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports he city board set the date for the election this week after about 800 of the city’s 3,800 registered voters petitioned for it. Alcohol is available for sale in areas within ...

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Cathead Distillery launches pecan-flavored vodka

Cathead, Mississippi’s first legal distillery, has launched Cathead pecan-flavored vodka. This is the first fall offering from Cathead, in addition to their Cathead Vodka (distilled 6 times and charcoal filtered) and their spring/summer Honeysuckle-flavored vodka. Cathead Pecan hits the shelves throughout the South early this fall and is a distinctly southern-fashioned spirit made from all-natural ingredients. Produced by Bottle Tree ...

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Brain Drain, Creative Economy plan Twitter forum

Mississippi’s Creative Economy Twitter feed is hosting a conversation beginning on Thursday at 7:00 PM. Twitter users can follow the Tweets during that time posted by @MSCreativeEcon and use of the #msCreative hashtag is also encouraged. “We’ll be discussing how innovation is a real economic driver moving Mississippi forward, and how our investment in STEM education and training, technology, and ...

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Aldermen override mayor's veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, who was paid $61,169 a ...

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MSU signs agreement with Army on unmanned aircraft research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is opening a new chapter in its research of unmanned aerial systems. Officials from the land-grant institution were at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday for a memorandum of understanding signing with the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS). The agreement will foster collaboration between PM UAS and MSU that complements ...

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PRCC named one of 50 best community colleges in America

POPLARVILLE – A higher education-career website has ranked Pearl River Community College the 28th best community college in the country. TheBestSchools.org selected the 50 best community colleges in the U.S. based on a comparison of several studies and ratings of community colleges as well as the college’s reputation and review of a large number of notable community colleges. “This recognition ...

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Jurors selected in mayoral election lawsuit in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — It took close to seven hours to pick a jury to hear testimony in a lawsuit contesting the results of the recent Hattiesburg mayor’s election. Now it’s on to opening arguments, with the legal team of mayoral candidate Dave Ware to presents its open statement today at the Forrest County Courthouse. The Hattiesburg American reports Ware is contesting ...

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Virginia GOP attacks former GreenTech chairman in heated governors race

TUNICA — New developments in a federal investigation of a program that offers U.S. visas to foreign investors have Virginia Republicans attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and the electric-car firm he headed with a plant in Mississippi and ties to China. The Associated Press reported yesterday that President Barack Obama’s pick for the Homeland Security Department’s No. 2 spot, ...

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Tennessee company to discuss leasing hospital with supervisors

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meets Aug. 5 to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center by Capella Healthcare. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Franklin, Tenn.-based company originally inquired about the status of OCH in an April 23 letter to board members. How much the company is offering the county has not been made ...

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