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Kemper overruns drag down Southern Co. stock

JACKSON, Mississippi — Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they’re dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co. Company stock has fallen four straight days since Southern disclosed another $196 million in overruns related to higher construction costs and delays in the project. Mississippi Power says it will pay ...

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Colorado company buys lubricant facility, moving headquarters

VICKSBURG — CAM2 International, LLC of Evergreen Col., has acquired an existing lubricant blending and packaging facility located in Vicksburg. Terms were not disclosed. CAM2 said the Vicksburg facility, which it does not identify by name, will become CAM2’s new corporate headquarters and serve as CAM2’s Southern blending and packaging operation. The 93,000-square-foot facility is situated on 19 acres and ...

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Bomgar named finalist for TechBEST Award

A technology company that has won a bevy of awards over its history is in the running for yet another honor. Bomgar has been named a spring 2014 TechBEST finalist by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). Bomgar was named a finalist in the Best in Satisfaction category. The spring TechBEST Awards program recognizes service technology providers in two categories ...

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Free tetanus shots being offered to storm victims

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tetanus vaccinations are being offered free to all residents in storm-affected counties. The Mississippi State Department of Health reminds all storm-affected residents that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it has been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination. Residents and first responders involved in storm cleanup are at greater risk of injury and tetanus ...

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Extension assessing damage to agriculture by tornadoes

WINSTON COUNTY — Disaster assessment teams with the Mississippi State University Extension Service are providing “boots on the ground” as agricultural landowners begin the process of recovering from the April 28 storms. “These trained teams can assess immediate and long-term needs,” said Elmo Collum, a disaster response coordinator with the MSU Extension Service. “They may discover issues that need to ...

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Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal networking organization. Today, it is ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Mississippi LifeTracks issues first report

The first special report from Mississippi LifeTracks has been published. What, you may be asking, is Mississippi LifeTracks? It’s a newly established, robust statewide integrated longitudinal education and workforce data system. Right. So what is it really? It is a data collection and innovative analysis system operated by the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) at Mississippi State ...

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Denault: Future is bright for Coast, natural gas

One utility executive sees an opportunity along the Gulf Coast, and believes his company is going to ride that wave perhaps for an entire decade. Entergy Corp. CEO Leo Denault is predicting above-average growth in the next five to 10 years, thanks to an industrial boom along the Gulf Coast powered by low natural gas prices. “We see a growing ...

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