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West Nile Virus takes life of third Mississippian in 2013

JACKSON, Mississippi – According to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), the third Mississippian of 2013 has died of West Nile virus (WNV). The death occurred in a Forrest County resident who was a previously reported human case. The state total for 2013 is now 43 human cases, including three deaths. The other two deaths occurred in Forrest and ...

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Siemens puts new assembly line to work, adds 40 jobs

RICHLAND, Mississippi – High voltage transmission equipment maker Siemens Energy Inc. has added 40 jobs after completing a new assembly line for the production of transformers. The expansion created a third shift at the facility here that employs 400 people . The plant, which the company opened in 1973, manufactures Siemens power circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and transformers, as well ...

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Siemens puts new assembly line to work, adds 40 jobs

RICHLAND, Mississippi – High voltage transmission equipment maker Siemens Energy Inc. has added 40 jobs after completing a new assembly line for the production of transformers. The expansion created a third shift at the facility here that employs 400 people . The plant, which the company opened in 1973, manufactures Siemens power circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and transformers, as well ...

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Entergy reports decreased profit; gives 2014 forecast

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. said day that its third-quarter profit fell 29 percent on higher costs, and it gave a 2014 forecast with midpoint below analysts’ expectations. Shares of the power generating and distribution company fell $2.05, or 3 percent, to close at $66.06. Net income fell to $239.9 million, or $1.34 per share, compared with $337.1 million, or ...

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Feds want tax preparers barred due to false tax returns

HOLLY SPRINGS — The federal government is asking a Mississippi judge to bar two tax preparers and their business from preparing tax returns for others. The government made the request in a 13-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford. It seeks the prohibition against Hardaway Taxx in Holly Springs and two individuals, Eric Hardaway, also known as Eric ...

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USM officially opens renovated College Hall

HATTIESBURG — The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi has cut the ribbon for the renovated College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. School of Mass Communication and Journalism, campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades. “Today ...

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City to use demolition debris to build, pave roads

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood will use debris from the Russell Building for local road repairs and paving projects. The building was recently torn down. The city hauled off concrete and crushed brick. Mayor Carolyn McAdams tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the city will save money. McAdams says the city grinds its own limestone about twice a year and ...

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Judge postpones Medicare fraud trial of hospice owner

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has delayed the trial of the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Her trial had been scheduled for December. Swims-King’s lawyer had asked for a delay due to ...

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Investigators continue to probe debris found in bay

BILOXI — The state Department of Marine Resources plans to further investigate the debris field just north of the Biloxi Bay Bridge on the Biloxi side of the bay that is a threat to boaters. They investigated last week and found large pieces of concrete with rebar embedded in it. But workers were unable to clearly determine what and how ...

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Health Department confirms state's first flu cases of season

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the first confirmed cases of influenza in the state. According to the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, all the confirmed cases are influenza A (2009 H1N1) and are covered by the current flu vaccine. Health officials say although flu season usually peaks in January through March, it sometimes reaches high levels ...

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