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Number of West Nile virus victims in 2013 reaches 23

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are six new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are in Forrest, Hinds (3), Jones and Lamar counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 23 cases, including one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Bolivar, Forrest (3), Hinds (7), ...

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Damage from fire shuts down cotton seed oil mill

GREENWOOD — A fire at Delta Oil Mill on Friday night has shut the facility down until repairs can be made. “Nobody was injured. That’s the main thing,” John Stewart, the mill’s manager, told the Greenwood Commonwealth. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. in the sprawling plant’s baling room, Stewart said. Stewart said the plant was processing cotton seed ...

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Double Quick, Inc. partners with Delta State to produce arts education initiative

Double Quick, Inc. and the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) are excited to announce a brand new initiative, Arts Education Fueled by Double Quick, which will allow 1,000 students in Bolivar, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington Counties to experience the performing arts at a reduced cost. Double Quick has generously contributed $5,000 toward the distribution of 1,000 discount tickets for area ...

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Outlets of Mississippi to host two-day job fair

More than 55 Outlets of Mississippi retailers will be on hand to interview potential store employees when the new shopping destination hosts a two-day job fair Oct. 5-6. Interested candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes to pass on to outlet retailers in attendance. Participating retailers include: · Adidas · Aeropostale · American Eagle Outfitters · Ann Taylor · ...

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Bryant moves quickly to replace Bentz on PSC

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is naming former Chevron Corp. executive Steve Renfroe to the Public Service Commission. Renfroe takes over for Republican Leonard Bentz representing the southern district. Bentz left the utility regulator last month, becoming executive director of the South Mississippi Planning and Development District. Renfroe could face thorny votes over the power plant Mississippi Power Co. is ...

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Sanderson renews PGA commitment; tournament moving to October

Mississippi’s only PGA Tour event is staying in the state and keeping its title sponsor, but is moving to a new date — which means it will not be played next year. Sanderson Farms has agreed to a three-year renewal of its title sponsorship of the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship. In addition to the extension, tournament officials and PGA ...

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Court to hear agruments over city/clinic dispute

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Supreme Court will referee a dispute between the city of Ocean Springs and a mental health clinic that wants to locate in the coastal city. The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the case for Sept. 16 in Jackson. Jackson County Circuit Judge Robert Krebs ruled last December that the city erred in denying ...

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Interstate pipeline complete, transporting fuel to eastern U.S.

COLLINS — Construction of the approximately 141-mile, 16-inch diameter Parkway Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Valero Energy Corp, is complete and is now transporting refined petroleum products from refineries in Norco, La., to an existing petroleum transportation hub in Collins, owned by Plantation Pipe Line Company. From this hub the products will be ...

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Demand waning, TVA won't ask to raise loan limit

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority won’t ask Congress to raise its borrowing cap for at least the next 10 years. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the federal utility says it anticipates being able to reduce its net borrowing in the next two years and reduce its debt over a decade by $5 billion. That’s because the ...

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Katrina-wrecked bed and breakfast prepares to reopen

BAY ST. LOUIS — A bed and breakfast destroyed eight years ago by Hurricane Katrina is about to re-open on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald reports the Bay Town Inn in Bay St. Louis is set to re-open on Sept. 21. Owner Nikki Moon says the project to bring the Bay Town Inn back had help from a ...

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