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Congressional delegation applauds Air Force’s decision on Keesler, but not satified

BILOXI — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) along with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), are welcoming a U.S. Air Force decision to rescind personnel restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, and have indicated their continuing commitment to demand that the Air Force justify its targeting of […] [...]

Report: Mississippi sees biggest hike in home insurance premiums in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Average annual home insurance premiums in Mississippi increased 15.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014, the largest hike of any of the 25 states that experienced increases, according to the HomeownersInsurance.com Premium Report. The average climbed to $1,170 a year. Nationally, premiums rose to $829 during the quarter, about 2.1 percent […] [...]

MDOT study: State’s airports generate $2.5B-plus in economic activity

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to a recent study by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the state’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity, provide vital connectivity links enabling businesses to function more efficiently and improve the quality of life for residents in airport communities. “This study indicates how substantial the […] [...]

Deal for daily Jackson-Orlando flight in works with Allegiant

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air would give Jackson two direct flights a day to Orlando under an agreement approved Monday by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and contingent on a U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy. Flights offered y the Nevada-based commercial and charter airline would land at Orlando/Sanford International, a small airport in the Central […] [...]

Barefoot Carriers investing, creating jobs in Ripley

RIPLEY — Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley. Officials say in a news release yesterday that the project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. The expansion involves the addition of 12 trucks and trailers, new equipment, and the extension of the company’s truck and trailer parking and […] [...]

Singing River shutting doors on two Coast clinics

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D’Iberville will close Aug. 29. “Realigning the clinics is a tough decision that we feel will help make our organization stronger without compromising our quality of care,” Dr. Randy Roth, SRHS interim chief medical officer, said in a news release Monday. […] [...]

Great River Industries moving headquarters to Natchez

NATCHEZ — Great River Industries, formerly known as Enersteel, is expanding its operations in Natchez by locating its corporate headquarters there and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The project represents a corporate investment of $4 million and will create 25 new jobs. Additionally, the company will retain the facility’s existing 150 employees. Great […] [...]

Presley pressing utilities to extend small business incentives

JACKSON — In a series of letters sent to the heads of major Mississippi electric and natural gas utilities, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is calling for the companies to extend the sign-up periods for new small businesses who want to take advantage of the companies’ small business incentive programs. Some utilities’ programs are set […] [...]

Former state lawmaker Green dies at home at age 62

GLOSTER — Former state Rep. David Green, who championed higher salaries for state employees in a 26-year career in the Mississippi House, has died after an extended illness. He was 62. Officials with Marshall Funeral Home of Bude and with the House clerk’s office said Green died Friday at his home in Gloster. The cause […] [...]

Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

MADISON — An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi’s Republican primary. Kevin Camp is the […] [...]

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