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Grab the mouth soap: Mississippians among most prone to profanity

When it comes to potty mouth talk, Mississippians are in the same category as sailors. At least that’s the view of Washington State’s Marchex Institute, a collection of data scientists and senior analysts who deliver customized reports and insights for clients of the “call marketplace” and “call analytics” sectors. In other words, they tell those annoying telemarketing callers what to ...

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Industrial Timber expansion will add 80 jobs in Shannon, Ripley

JACKSON, Mississippi — Industrial Timber, manufacturer of wood furniture frames, expects to add 80 jobs with expansions in Mississippi operations at plants in Lee County’s Shannon and Tippah County’s Ripley. The expansions represent a $1.5 million corporate investment, the company says. The 14-year-old Industrial Timber is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to meet the needs of Jackson ...

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Industrial Timber expanding plants in two cities

SHANNON and RIPLEY — Industrial Timber, a manufacturer of wood furniture frames, is expanding operations at its facilities in Shannon and Ripley. The company announced that the expansions represent a $1.5-million corporate investment and will create 80 new jobs. Industrial Timber says it is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to meet the needs of Jackson Furniture, a ...

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Nationally, new home sales surge 25% in October

New home sales are surging, according to a report from the U.S. government on Wednesday. Sales of new single family homes jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 in October, up 25.4% from the previous month’s revised rate, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Supervisors open bids — again — for new jail

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will open bids for a new 750-bed county jail tomorrow. The Sun Herald reports the bids are expected to be in the range of $30 million including fixtures and some furnishings. The structure will include room for 60 additional beds. Last summer, the county threw out all the bids it received on ...

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Mega-load move could cause traffic issues

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Motorists in Northeast Mississippi might encounter delays as a wide load moves through the area tomorrow. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to Barnhart Crane & Rigging, which will move a boiler assembly from West Point to the Tennessee state line. The load is 22 feet wide, 12 feet high and ...

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Craig goes to D.C. for release of preparedness index

JACKSON — Jim Craig, director of health protection for the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), is in Washington, D.C., today for the public release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI), a new national index that helps states assess their level of preparedness in the areas of health and security. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ...

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Eye clinic operator faces Medicaid fraud charges

JACKSON — The owner of a Jackson eye clinic is facing charges of Medicaid fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Barbara Faye Jones, 30, of Jackson turned herself into authorities with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following recent indictment by a Hinds County grand jury. The indictment alleges that Jones, as owner/operator of Clear View Vision Care, did willfully, unlawfully ...

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Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 rocket engine

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company’s crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth’s atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit. The engine firing comes ...

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County, landowners cannot reach agreement on bridge project

VAIDEN — Carroll County has made agreements to buy land from eight of 10 landowners needed in a bridge project on a county road. County Attorney Kevin Horan said the county may have to go to court to settle with the last two landowners. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the two landowners tried to settle the issue with the board ...

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