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Mississippi earns top spot for excellence in advanced manufacturing

JACKSON, Mississippi – The state of Mississippi has earned a “Top Five Award of Excellence” in advanced manufacturing by national publication Expansion Solutions magazine. The ranking will officially be released Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Expansion Solutions’ upcoming edition. “All you have to do is look at the list of global companies that have located in the state or expanded operations to ...

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Despite surge, many don't see a stock market bubble

NEW YORK — Is the stock market due for a pullback? The Dow Jones industrial average has surged 900 points since early October and crossed the 16,000-point threshold Monday. IPOs are hot again. Small investors, stirred from their post-recession daze, are coming back to stocks. And it’s been more than two years since the market has had a significant slump. ...

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George Zimmerman arrested after disturbance call

APOPKA, Florida — Officials say George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida. A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, about 15 miles northwest of Orlando. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail. The statement provided few other details, and it was not ...

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Striped bass fingerlings to be released in coastal tributaries

AROUND MISSISSIPPI ­— A coastal research agency and the Mississippi wildlife department have programs ongoing to restock Mississippi rivers and streams with fish. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is releasing more than 20,000 Phase II Gulf Race striped bass fingerlings into the major tributaries of coastal Mississippi including the Pearl, Jordan, Biloxi, Tchoutacabouffa, Ft. Bayou and East and West Pascagoula ...

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TVA reports increase in net income despite lower demand

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that the public-owned utility ended fiscal 2013 with net income of $271 million on $11 billion in operating revenues despite a decline in sales, while record levels of low-cost hydroelectric generation helped offset higher fuel costs. TVA president and CEO Bill Johnson said, “We experienced lower demand for power during the year ...

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Engineer: Dam project could cost more than $1M

PURVIS — A Lamar County engineer says a property owners association could be looking at a $1-million price tag to return a dam in the Lake Serene system of lakes to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality standards. “We’re hoping that won’t be the case, but it could,” engineer Don Walker said last week. Damage to the dam was done when ...

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City gets Brownfields grants for vacant properties

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula has funds available that could help landowners who want to develop a vacant building or site. Pascagoula has two Brownfields grants —- for $200,000 each — from the EPA to be used for environmental assessments, one for petroleum sites and the other for hazardous waste. “You get these properties that just sit vacant, no ...

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Event to take long look at growing wild hog problem

Wild hogs continue to pose a threat to agriculture and public health in Mississippi, and now an event will address the issue and hopefully come up with some solutions. Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring a seminar in Pontotoc to educate the public on the need to manage the exploding population of wild hogs. The workshop will take place ...

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Southern Pine issuing $2.5M in capital credits to members

TAYLORSVILLE — Southern Pine Electric Power Association will return to its members $2.5 million in capital credits for the 2012 fiscal year. Southern Pine general manager Donald L. Jordan says members who are owed $50 or more will begin receiving checks in December. Those owed less than $50 will receive a credit to their account. The allocation is based on ...

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