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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to be open by June 1. ...

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Pensacola-based company wins contract for air station demolition

MERIDIAN — A Florida company has been awarded a contract to demolish four buildings at the naval air station in Meridian. The Meridian Star reports that Gulf Coast Architectural Group Inc., based in Pensacola, got the contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. The initial task order for $117,879 was awarded for planning associated with the demolition. That work is ...

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Britton & Koontz Capital selling to Home Bancorp

NATCHEZ — Home Bancorp Inc., of Lafayette, La., will acquire Britton & Koontz Capital Corp., including its three Baton Rouge, La., branches, under a $34.5-million deal. Britton & Koontz, the holding company for Britton & Koontz Bank, is based in Natchez. The bank also has five branches in Mississippi. Home Bancorp is the holding company for Home Bank. The Advocate ...

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MSU researchers extend survey of fungal disease

STARKVILLE — A statewide survey that Mississippi State University began this summer will continue next year as researchers look for a particular fungal disease that is developing resistance to chemical control. In 2012, soybean fields in two Mississippi counties were found to have frogeye leaf spot fungi resistant to strobilurins, the class of fungicides commonly used for late-season disease management ...

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Commission to continue support of Canadian waterfowl program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Commission has elected to continue its involvement in the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ state grants program. Contributions to the program support habitat conservation for waterfowl in Canada. MDWFP will contribute $100,000 through Ducks Unlimited to conserve waterfowl breeding ground habitat in Saskatchewan. This contribution will be combined ...

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MDOT warning of possible traffic snarls from wide-load move

If you’re traveling South Mississippi highways over the next several days, you might want to leave a little early. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to James Machine Works. The company is moving 12 wide loads along a designated route from Natchez to the Chevron plant in Pascagoula. Each load will be 21 feet ...

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Officials investigating seeping dam in Pine Belt

LAMAR COUNTY — Inspections continue at a dam in Lamar County where seepage was discovered last month. The earthen dam is at Lake Serene North in Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports that seepage was discovered flowing from under the apron of the dam’s spillway on Oct. 16. Also found was a “boil” — a column of water carrying sand ...

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Sentencing hearing set for ex-office manager

CLINTON — A federal judge has scheduled a Jan. 14 sentencing hearing for a Clinton woman who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion. Federal authorities say in a news release that 60-year-old Barbara Cummings pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment against Cummings in January, charging her ...

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Three special elections for House seats set for today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Special elections are scheduled today to select people to serve the remaining terms in three Mississippi House districts. Polls will open at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. Only those living in the legislative districts can vote. The elections are being held in House District 110 located entirely in Jackson County; District 55, which includes ...

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