Archive for April, 2013

Energy company looking to sell interest in Gulf oil field

by Associated Press Published: April 30,2013

Tags: crude oil, diesel, energy, fuel, gasoline, natural gas, offshore drilling, Oil, oil field, petroleum, sale, sell

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Co. says it’s trying to sell its interest in a Gulf of Mexico oil field. The company announced its board has authorized Jeffries LLC to try to sell its 15 percent interest in the Medusa deep-water field and 10 percent in Medusa Spar LLC, the company that owns the production platform […] [...]

MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between […] [...]

Newspaper recognizes tech company for excellent workplace

by MBJ Staff Published: April 30,2013

Tags: award, computer, high technology, information technology, media, newspaper, remote, software, support, workplace

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named one of the top companies to work for in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the small business category of the AJC’s Top 100 Workplaces for 2013, Bomgar was ranked as the No. 4 company to work for in Atlanta. Any Atlanta company with more than 50 employees is […] [...]

The First buys Alabama bank for undisclosed sum

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. has acquired First National Bank of Baldwin County, Ala. Terms of the acquisition, announced yesterday, were not made public. Officials say the acquisition expands The First into Alabama with five new branches. The First will now have 24 locations in Mississippi, Louisiana and South Alabama. The First will now […] [...]

Tire executives say plant needed to meet global demand

WEST POINT — Executives with Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. say they will build a new tire plant in Mississippi because they see a global supply shortage for tires. State and company officials gathered Monday at the Ritz Theater & Conference Center in West Point to celebrate the company’s plans to build a factory. Later, Gov. […] [...]

House ‘uninhabitable’ after search in ricin-laced letter case

CORINTH — Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office about repairing or replacing the man’s house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable. Christi McCoy, an attorney for Kevin Curtis, a 45-year-old […] [...]

Officials not expecting major flooding along river

by Associated Press Published: April 30,2013

Tags: crest, flood, flooding, forecast, river, spring flood, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — New forecasts show the Mississippi River is unlikely to cause major flooding as it crests during coming weeks in Mississippi and Louisiana. Readings yesterday showed the river is slightly above the 41-foot flood stage at the Tunica River Park in Tunica, but is still within banks elsewhere in the two states. Webster […] [...]

Four injured when SUV crashes through doctor’s office

by Associated Press Published: April 30,2013

Tags: accident, crash, doctor, doctor's office, health, health care, injury, medical, medicine, physician, vehicle

OCEAN SPRINGS — Four people were taken to the hospital after the driver of an SUV drove through a doctor’s office in Ocean Springs. Office administrator Donna Heitzman tells The Sun Herald at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday a man drove his Jeep Cherokee through the wall of Ocean Springs Internal Medicine. Heitzman says four people, […] [...]

House race lures four Coast candidates — for now

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — It looks like there’s going to be a four-candidate race May 28 for the state House of Representatives District 95 seat. The deadline to qualify for the special election to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw was yesterday, a state holiday. A spokeswoman with the Secretary of […] [...]

NWS confirms twister that damaged homes, property

by Associated Press Published: April 29,2013

Tags: damage, destruction, federal agency, severe weather, tornado, Weather

PANOLA COUNTY — The National Weather Service confirms that wind damage near Pope last Saturday night came from a brief tornado. The twister touched down for about two minutes near the Panola County town starting about 9:55 p.m. and had peak winds estimated at 112 miles per hour. The weather service says the tornado stayed […] [...]

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