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Toys“R”Us Outlet among Outlets of Mississippi grand openings

Happily for your family’s youngsters, the Outlets of Mississippi will be offering more than just designer fashions when the 80-store retail complex opens Thursday. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Toys“R”Us will open its newest store at Outlets of Mississippi, 200 Bass Pro Drive. The approximately 5,000-square-foot store offers a wide selection of products unique to the company’s ...

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Bryant unveils budget proposal Wednesday

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing a state budget that would put more money into education and public safety. It also seeks to reduce the state’s use of one-time money to pay for recurring expenses. Bryant recommends spending $6.1 billion. Bryant unveiled his spending plan Wednesday for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1. Last week, Bryant and ...

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Tupelo hospital lays off more than 100 workers

TUPELO — North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo has laid off 109 employees. A statement from a NMHS says the cuts are across the board. The hospital has declined to give specific numbers or positions being eliminated. Chief medical officer Dr. Mark Williams says the reductions were prompted by the ongoing shift from inpatient to outpatient care, declining government reimbursements ...

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Camgian rolls out newest version of Quantus

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has released its latest version of Quantus, a cloud-based sensor fusion engine that provides the ability to consolidate large volumes of data from multiple sensor sources. Quantus enables the development of smart machine-to-machine (M2M) applications that drive new levels of operational efficiency and profitability for the connected enterprise. This next generation cloud software technology utilizes ...

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Hosemann, McDaniel begin war of words

JACKSON — Records show conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel voted as a Democrat in the 2003 state primary. McDaniel and others question the accuracy of the records and accuse Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a potential opponent, of using state resources for “opposition research” on McDaniel. Hosemann denies this and said McDaniel is trying to deflect attention from ...

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City to take out loan in anticipation of tax collections

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen voted to take out up to $600,000 in tax-anticipation loan funds to cover mainly payroll expenses until expected tax revenue is collected. The Natchez Democrat reports City Clerk Donnie Holloway told the board yesterday the city needs the funding because the city is currently paying two health insurance companies as it transitions from ...

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MDAC: Don't get grinched by meat vendors

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry — unless you get some tainted meat. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is warning Mississippians to be aware that a knock at the door from a meat vendor could spoil your holidays. Due to the season, MDAC reports it usually sees an increase in “door-to-door” meat sales. The department ...

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Port asks county to borrow for wood pellet facility

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula is asking Jackson County to borrow up to $24 million for wood pellet exporting facility. The Port of Pascagoula is preparing a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The export facility will have silos, an unloading facility for trucks and rail cars and a conveyor delivery system to the wharf. ...

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