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DMR gets new executives as investigation continues

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has hired two new executives. Director Jamie Miller says in a news release today that 42-year-old Bill Feidt, of Pascagoula, will become chief financial officer, and 60-year-old Brig. Gen. Joe Spraggins, of Gulfport, will become chief operating officer. They start work Tuesday. Feidt has previously been director of finance and planning for ...

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Kemper plant will not meet construction schedule

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. says its Kemper County power plant won’t be finished by the original May 2014 deadline, but will start service sometime later that year. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. will have to repay $133 million in federal tax credits it received with the condition of meeting the May deadline. Mississippi Power president Ed Holland ...

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Fitch rates Forrest Health 'A'; outlook is negative

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on Forrest Health, Miss.’s (FH) outstanding debt, listed at the end of this release. The Rating Outlook remains “negative.” SECURITY Debt payments are secured by a pledge of the gross revenues of the obligated group. KEY RATING DRIVERS WEAK OPERATING PERFORMANCE: The maintenance of the Negative Outlook is due to ongoing ...

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City approves CarMax site; lawsuit to be dropped

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has cleared the way for a used car dealer to open near the city’s Mall at Barnes Crossing. The council voted yesterday to update the city’s development code and zoning map, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Used car chair CarMax had sued the city over its denial of permission for a location near ...

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Now they're stealing buses in the Capital City

It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on Terry Road and was later ...

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Bama's Saban has 'tremendous respect' for radio host Finebaum

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban has had his moments of frustration with the media over the years, but during Wednesday’s weekly SEC conference call, he opened up about his relationship with radio host Paul Finebaum. “I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for Paul … I think he’ll do a fantastic job for the network,” Saban said ...

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Shutdown gives Obama unlikely ally: big business

The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Obama, whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously opposed, is embracing the business outreach, eager to employ groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street CEOs ...

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Sun King 5K Memorial is Oct. 19, benefits Habitat for Humanity

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Sun King 5K Memorial Run and Walk, a benefit for the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Drive in Jackson. The annual run through the Fondren neighborhood streets will feature a 5K run and walk and a one-mile fun run for children. The run, ...

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UPDATE — Why is the history-depraved Smithville principal such a chicken?

From a Clarion Ledger report, the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s 13 private schools won’t be going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. A proposal aimed at banning private schools from the association stalled Thursday morning, when members of the MHSAA Executive and Legislative Council failed to motion the proposal forward. “There was no discussion,” MHSAA executive director Don Hinton ...

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Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is Nov. 7-9

JACKSON, Mississippi — With a theme of “Be Merry,” this year’s Mistletoe Marketplace is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, according to its sponsor, the Junior League of Jackson. The 33rd annual shopping event will be at the Mississippi Trade Mart on the fairgrounds in Jackson. It will feature more than 160 merchants. The general admission shopping schedule is 11 a.m. until ...

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