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Renovations underway at Golden Triangle airport

COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is undergoing a major renovation project with the help of a grant. WTVA TV reports a total of 171 yards of concrete were put down in about 3 1/2 hours yesterday morning. This will provide a base for asphalt to be put on the entrances and exits in and out of the taxiways. ...

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MDMR uses sonar to identify debris in bay

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has identified a large piece of concrete near the Biloxi-Ocean Springs bridge after using a sidescan sonar in the area Wednesday. Staff in the Marine Fisheries and Marine Patrol departments found a piece of concrete about 15 feet long that is two feet below the water’s surface, as well as some rebar. ...

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Weather threat moves into state; Halloween could be spooky

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service is predicting a rather spooky Halloween for a large part of the state, and trick-or-treaters are being warned to stay alert. The NWS has issued a flash flood watch that begins at 10 a.m. this morning and runs through the evening hours. The forecast calls for heavy rainfall — up to one to ...

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Huntington Ingalls christens fourth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has christened its fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter. Linda Papp, wife of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, was the ship’s sponsor during the christening Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Hamilton (WMSL 753), about 65 percent complete, is expected to be finished in about a year. It will be delivered to ...

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New Orleans developer buys Katrina-damaged school

BAY ST. LOUIS — A New Orleans developer has bought the Hurricane Katrina damaged Second Street Elementary School in Bay St. Louis and plans to give the historic landmark new life. Developer Jim MacPhaille tells WLOX-TV he is seeking ideas. Many in town are just happy to see the building still standing. “I would hate for this building to be ...

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School superintendent resigns after administrative leave, police visit

PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Terry Larabee has agreed to resign as superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District. The Neshoba Democrat reports that the school board announced Larabee’s resignation in a statement yesterday. The board says it will pay $100,000 to settle the differences between the parties. It says Larabee is giving up the remainder of his contract, which was in ...

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Kemper plant overruns drag down Southern Co. earnings

Cost overruns in construction of Mississippi Power’s Kemper County lignite coal plant so far this year have taken a nearly $800 million bite out of parent Southern Co.’s earnings. A cooler than normal summer across the Southeast further eroded earnings, the company reported in its third quarter earnings statement. Frequent rainfall combined with what Southern Co. says were the mildest ...

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New ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, to open in Gulfport in early 2014

GULFPORT, Mississippi — A new international venture based in Gulfport will begin producing ammunition early next year using high-end components from European suppliers. The quality of the components is what will set the Atlantic Marksmen brand ammunition apart, the owners say. Olivier Scherlofsky and Ricky Bishop plan to sell ammunition to gun shops, sporting goods stores, police departments and others ...

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Toyota Mississippi VP to retire in January

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Vice President of Production Control and Administration Doug Formby has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31. Formby said he was retiring after nearly 33 years of service with Toyota to spend more time with his family in Southern California. “I will leave behind many good friendships established in Mississippi and across North America over the past ...

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