Archive for June, 2013

Renovations to begin on historic home

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: cultural tourism, culture, historic, history, real estate, renovation

FULTON — The city of Fulton has awarded contracts for renovations of the Gaither House, one of the area’s oldest homes. The home will receive new brickwork on its chimneys, a new brick sidewalk, weatherproofing and a new roof. Work on these renovations is expected to begin within the coming months and organizers hope work […] [...]

New hospital holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: health, health care, hospital, medical construction, medicine, ribbon cutting

PHILADELPHIA — The new $19-million Neshoba County General Hospital opened today with a special celebration including a program, tours and reception. The opening began with a 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting under the new entrance. Hospital administrator Lonnie Graeber and Philadelphia Mayor James A. Young were among speakers. “Our new hospital has been in the […] [...]

Judge blocks new state open-carry gun law

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: bench, gun, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, weapon

JACKSON — A state judge blocked Mississippi’s open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the […] [...]

Lawmakers keep Medicaid alive — and go home

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers adjourned their two-day special session late Friday after passing bills to keep Medicaid alive and funded for the new fiscal year that starts Monday. Republicans hold the majority in the House and Senate, and they blocked Democrats’ efforts to extend Medicaid to another 300,000 low-income people — additional coverage that is […] [...]

Well spill puts hundreds of gallons of oil in river

by Wally Northway Published: June 30,2013

Tags: ecosystem, energy, Nature, Oil, oil spill, oilwell, pollution, river, water, wildlife

WAYNESBORO — Authorities are cleaning up hundreds of gallons of oil that spilled from a well in Wayne County and leaked into the Chickasawhay River. The Clarion-Ledger reports that 945 to 2,362 gallons of oil spilled from a well owned by Logan Oil. The company notified Wayne County officials of the spill on Thursday. Allen Floyd, […] [...]

Judge disqualifies would-be councilwoman

GREENWOOD — A Mississippi judge has disqualified Dorothy “Dot” Glenn from joining the Greenwood City Council two days after she was sworn into office. Circuit Judge Henry Lackey ruled Friday that Glenn doesn’t live in the ward from which she was elected and didn’t reside there at the time she applied to run for office. […] [...]

City to spend $774M on damaged schools; Collins lands contract

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: construction, contract, contractor, damage, education, public education, public school, school, severe weather, Weather

GREENVILLE — The Greenville school system will spend $774,000 for repairs at two storm-damaged local schools. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the school board awarded the contract this week to Roy Collins Construction Co. of Cleveland. Straight-line winds tore through the Greenville area last October. At T.L. Weston Ninth Grade Academy, the roof, several […] [...]

Replacement film crew draws criticism from union rep

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: film, film crew, filmmaker, filmmaking, labor, motion picture, movie, union

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A union representative says the production of “Artists Die Best in Black” will replace the crew filming in south Mississippi because they may seek union representation. The Sun Herald reports that shooting, which began in mid-June, is set to run about five weeks. Scott Harbinson is with the International Alliance of Theatrical […] [...]

Coast city’s first brewery in operation

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, brew, brewer, brewery, brewing, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing

GULFPORT — This Coast city’s first brewery is open for business. WLOX-TV reports the beer was flowing Saturday for the grand opening of Mississippi Brewing Company. Co-owner Samson Vasquez says the idea to open a brewery “just hit us” one night. Now, Vasquez says a dream is coming to fruition. As the ribbon was cut […] [...]

Paper plant will have converting and manufacturing capabilities

NATCHEZ — Von Drehle Corporation officials say the Natchez plant will be the company’s only “all-under-one-roof” facility. The Natchez Democrat reports company engineer Tanya Richardson told a local civic club this week that the operation would have pulp converting and paper manufacturing capabilities, the company’s only plant to have both. Von Drehle, which provides paper […] [...]

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