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Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer. Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to land transaction records. The Vicksburg ...

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Developer may be set to turn old Bay St. Louis school into new hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille says it’s too early to say what the vintage Second Street Elementary School will become when he takes ownership in early August. Based on conversations with neighbors and city officials, he guesses the property likely will be turned into a hotel. With offices and shops. And maybe a fine dining ...

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Green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at National Cathedral

According to The Washington Post, green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park Police in the investigation, but ...

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Chuck Reece named chairman of MHA Board of Governors

Chuck A. Reece, President of Rush Foundation Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected Chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors during MHA’s 82nd Annual Leadership Conference. Mr. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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Mississippi Polymer Institute helps NASA measure effectiveness of engine cleaning solutions

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Last year the Mississippi Polymer Institute partnered with NASA to develop a new tool for evaluating cleaning solutions/solvents that are more environmentally friendly than the ones currently used on NASA’s rocket engine parts. After countless hours of design and evaluation, MPI provided NASA with the prescribed model. Steven Whitacre, MPI’s technical specialist, was responsible for designing an ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

In this Ted Talk, Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light and space — and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer. Bastian Schaefer and ...

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Longtime legislator Barnett dies at 86

BROOKHAVEN — Dr. Jim Barnett, a country doctor and longtime state legislator, has died at the age of 86. Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service say Barnett died Friday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services are 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven. Burial will be at Riverwood Memorial Park. A veteran of the Korean War, ...

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Missouri company buys warehouse; plans industrial center

COLUMBUS — St. Louis-based Stuart B. Millner and Associates has bought the 700,000-square-foot Omnova Solutions warehouse and office space with plans to turn it into a multi-tenant industrial center. Omnova’s distribution center will remain as a tenant on the property, which sits on 92 acres near Columbus on Mississippi Highway 69 South. Multiple companies have been located at the property ...

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City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds. The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public ...

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PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, Bravo, A&E and similar networks ...

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