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To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

The Associated Press DE KALB, Miss. — America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. ...

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Brister leaving Polymer Institute; Thompson filling in

The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during that time has helped lead ...

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Lawmakers want protection for Cooper's plant in China

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), have asked U.S. diplomatic and trade representatives to help protect the interests of an American company, while dysfunction at a joint venture in China poses risks to U.S. jobs in Northeast Mississippi and elsewhere. The lawmakers are among a bipartisan, bicameral group that sent ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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Eco-Systems changes name to Allen Engineering and Science

JACKSON — Eco-Systems Inc. has changed its name to Allen Engineering and Science. Company president Jeff Allen, P.E., said the “new name coincides with the company’s continued growth and expansion into new markets, and our firm’s 20th year anniversary of being in business.” The change will become effective Jan. 1.

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Firms take home BUILDMississippi awards

BILOXI — AGC of Mississippi recently hosted its annual BUILDMississippi awards banquet to recognize some of the projects completed by its members. The winners were as follows: • Commercial — Roy Anderson Corp for Margaritaville Casino & Resort • Commercial — Dan Hensarling Inc. for Pavilions @ Gulfport Small Craft Harbor • Institutional — Evan Johnson & Sons Construction for ...

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More than a dozen counties see damage from storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says 15 counties have reported damage from Saturday’s storms. The death toll remains at two, one each in Coahoma and Jasper counties, with several injuries reported statewide. MEMA said yesterday that Marshall County reported one injury, six homes, a business and a public facility damaged. Homes or mobile homes also were damaged ...

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Target offering store cardholders credit monitoring after security breach

Target is offering free credit monitoring services for Target credit cardholders after a massive security breach that allowed hackers to access cardholders’ account information of customers who used the cards between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Associated Press reported that up to 40 million Target customers could be affected. The hackers got access to cardholders’ names, credit or debit ...

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Former Mayor Davis could plead guilty to embezzlement

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis may be preparing to plead guilty to the state’s embezzlement case against him. The Commercial Appeal reports that a court filing in DeSoto County Circuit Court shows that the former Dec. 9 trial date was delayed so Davis could consider a plea offer “in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies.” Davis requested the ...

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