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Developing vehicle-to-vehicle communication could reduce accidents

Special to the MBJ When vehicles and roadway infrastructures are able to exchange information with each other, there is great potential to make Mississippi’s transportation system significantly safer, smarter and greener. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that it will begin taking steps toward enabling vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles. The technology ...

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Experienced Environmental Attorney John A. Brunini Joins Butler Snow

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Butler Snow is pleased to announce John A. Brunini has joined the firm’s Ridgeland, Miss. office. “Johnny is a respected environmental attorney who is well known across Mississippi, the Southeast and throughout the nation,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His addition will certainly strengthen our environmental team and add value to the services we offer clients.” ...

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Phosphate Holdings names Ajay Kumar and Robert Kerley to senior executive positions

MADISON, Mississippi — Ajay Kumar joined Phosphate Holdings, Inc. as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, effective April 7, 2014. “We are pleased to have added Ajay Kumar to our senior management team,” said James L. Sherbert, Chief Executive Officer. “Ajay brings a wealth of operations and engineering knowledge to his new challenge of managing our Pascagoula, MS plant ...

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C Spire to show construction progress on Starkville data center

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Representatives of C Spire will brief business executives and economic developers at 10 a.m. Tuesday on progress the company has made on the first phase of its $23 million data center in Starkville. The 23,800-square-foot regional center will offer businesses a wide range of colocation, cloud-based computing, storage and enterprise solutions It will offer a cloud solutions ...

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Robert Khayat memoir wins national award

OXFORD, Mississippi — Robert Khayat’s The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus Publishing) won the 2014 Silver IPPY Award for best memoir in the nation published by a small press. The IPPY Awards are bestowed each year by the Independent Publishers Association of America. Awards director for the association Jim Barnes said “Robert Khayat’s memoir is an inspiring life story, very ...

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C Spire drops New York ad firm, chooses Ramey Agency

A Mississippi telecommunications company went looking for a new advertising agency, and it didn’t have to look far to find its firm. The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm headquartered in Jackson, has been tapped as the lead creative agency for Ridgeland-based C Spire, replacing Young & Rubicam New York. “We have long admired C Spire as ...

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Court rules for Exxon in property dispute involving alligators

WILKINSON COUNTY — A divided Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that Exxon Mobil Corp. can’t be held liable for the presence of alligators at a waste site it owns in Wilkinson County. The oil giant had been sued by a couple — Tom and Consandra Christmas — who had planned to build a house on an adjoining parcel. However, the ...

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Southern Airways to offer non-stop service to Destin

MADISON — Southern Airways will offer new service to Destin, Fla., non-stop from Madison beginning May 29. “Destin is a prime leisure destination for residents of Jackson and Central Mississippi, and Southern is pleased to be able to offer affordable, luxury air transportation between these two great cities,” said Stan Little, Southern chairman and CEO. “Since Southern is the only ...

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With clear skies, farmers look to get planting back on schedule

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Frequent rains kept farmers indoors through much of April, but clear weather in early May allowed them to play catch-up on row-crop planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that planting of most of the state’s row crops is back on schedule after the wet early spring. Corn is the first crop planted in Mississippi and much ...

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McDermott International locates at Port of Gulfport, creating 100 jobs

GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from the Port of Gulfport and McDermott International announced today the company is locating pipeline finishing operations on the East Pier of the port. The project will create 100 full-time jobs in addition to the longshoremen that will be employed while vessels are at the port. McDermott represents the first major jobs announcement ...

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