Archive | July 26th, 2013

Tactical rifle maker TALON to open operations in Ridgeland

July 26, 2013

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Mississippi lawmakers aiming to make the state a mecca for production of firearms and firearms accessories notched their first success Friday with an announcement that startup TALON Ordnance will begin manufacturing an AR-15-style semi-automatic sporting rifle in Ridgeland. TALON’s startup coincides with a huge upswing in demand for rifles in the AR-15 platform, whose design […]

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Supreme Court orders judge to re-examine case of casino damage to hotel during Katrina

July 26, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi  — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a judge to take another look at lawsuit over whether a company is liable for damage caused when the President Casino was torn from its moorings during Hurricane Katrina and smacked into a nearby hotel. Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. Casinos at […]

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UPDATE: Supervisors want Corps to fix new seawall in Bay St. Louis

July 26, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS The Army Corps of Engineers said Friday they’re working to fix the drainage problem on the north end of the Bay St. Louis seawall near the U.S. 90 bridge. Spokesman Pat Robbins said that sand is clogging up drainage and once it is removed, “engineers will try to develop a solution we […]

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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Former MSU coach in initial Southern League Hall of Fame class

July 26, 2013

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Former Mississippi State University player and head baseball coach Jimmy Bragan is among three initial inductees into the Southern League Hall of Fame. Also in the first class are former league presidents Billy Hitchcock, a former Atlanta Braves coach, and Don Mincher, a 13-year Major League veteran. The league announced the creation of the hall […]

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USDA confirms illegal mistreatment of pigs at vendor to Mississippi schools

July 26, 2013

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» PETA Renews Call for Education Chief to Tear Up Contract With Company   JACKSON, Mississippi — Following a PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated and has released its findings of multiple violations of the federal humane slaughter law at Southern Quality Meats, Inc. (SQM), a Pontotoc slaughterhouse that supplies sausage to […]

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New restaurants opening in Ocean Springs; Maison de Lu moves

July 26, 2013

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Ocean Springs, the restaurant capital of South Mississippi, is adding two more. PHO Vietnamese Restaurant (1504 Government St.) offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Tien Vu promises an elegant dining experience. There’s outdoor dining in a covered courtyard with a fountain and Koi pond. 228-327-8686 Vestige (715 Washington Ave.) serves seasonal American dishes. Alex Perry is […]

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Delta State signs Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines

July 26, 2013

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CLEVELAND, Mississippi — The Department of Commercial Aviation at Delta State has recently signed a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., a Georgia corporation. The agreement provides the opportunity for employment for qualifying pilots completing training at Delta State. Dr. Julie Speakes, chair and professor of the Department of Commercial Aviation, views this […]

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