Archive for July, 2012

Airline reschedules start of ticket sales at Tupelo Regional Airport

TUPELO — Silver Airways has pushed back the start date of ticket sales for service out of the Tupelo Regional Airport. Airport executive director Josh Abramson says the airline was scheduled to begin sales Wednesday, but has pushed the start back to the middle of August. He says the airline remains on course to begin […] [...]

Winschel retiring from Vicksburg National Military Park

VICKSBURG — Terry Winschel came to Vicksburg for a job and says he found a home. Winschel was a 22-year-old seasonal ranger just a few months out of college when he reported to the Vicksburg National Military Park in 1977. This week he will retire, after 35 years in federal service, most of it spent […] [...]

Hearing delayed on charge against Southaven mayor

HERNANDO — A hearing for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis on charges that he unlawfully passed a school bus in a private vehicle has been continued. Davis was to appear in DeSoto County Justice Court Tuesday, but he and his attorney, Steve Farese, said Monday both sides had agreed to continue the matter. A new date […] [...]

Southern Baptist leaders call on Crystal Springs church and pastor to reject racism

JACKSON — Southern Baptist leaders called Monday for a Mississippi church to reject racism after some congregants prevented a black couple from getting married there. Leaders of the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that preventing Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson from marrying at First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs was wrong. […] [...]

Recent rains helped, but soybean crop still needs moisture

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say Mississippi’s soybean crop needs more moisture to complete what has at times been a dry season. Mississippi State’s University Extension Service says recent rains, along with irrigation, have helped after a dry spell in June. “We are thankful for the rain that we’ve received this […] [...]

FedEx Ground to build distribution center in Pine Belt

HATTIESBURG — FedEx spokeswoman Erin Traxal says FedEx Ground plans to build a 48,000-square-foot distribution center in Hattiesburg. She tells The Hattiesburg American people currently working in Hattiesburg will move to the new, bigger station, which will add jobs as needed. The current facility has more than 20 full- and part-time employees. Traxal says the […] [...]

Officials extend bidding deadline for Coast marina project

BAY ST. LOUIS — The deadline for bids on the Bay. St. Louis marina project has been extended to Aug. 8. Officials tell the Sea Coast Echo the two-week extension was granted so other interested contractors could bid on the project. Engineers say 71 bid packets have been sent out. The entire project, including the […] [...]

Cal-Maine’s profits soar; Baker replacing Adams as chairman

JACKSON — Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods says its net income grew more than five-fold in its fiscal fourth quarter as it produced and sold more eggs in the period on stronger consumer demand and got a lift from a one-time gain related to a joint venture. Cal-Maine said its average selling price rose 9.7 percent […] [...]

State-owned lake to reopen after six-year closire

BOLIVAR COUNTY — State wildlife officials say Lake Charles Capps in Bolivar County will reopen in September. The Bolivar Commercial reports the lake was closed in 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for renovation. Dennis Riecke, a fisheries biologist with the MDWFP, said that one of the main reasons that the […] [...]

County could lose millions if SMEPA buys power plant

BATESVILLE — Panola County could lose as much as $4.4 million in future property taxes if South Mississippi Electric Power Association succeeds in its bid for LSP Energy. South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) has entered into a purchase agreement in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware to buy all assets of LSP Energy for $249 […] [...]

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