Archive | October 30th, 2013

Regions building, Capital Towers vie for Secretary of State annex office

October 30, 2013

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The Regions Building and Capital Towers are the finalists to become the new home to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration. The Regions Building, already home to a number of state offices, is at 210 E. Capitol St. and is managed by the Hertz Investment […]

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Kemper plant overruns drag down Southern Co. earnings

October 30, 2013

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Cost overruns in construction of Mississippi Power’s Kemper County lignite coal plant so far this year have taken a nearly $800 million bite out of parent Southern Co.’s earnings. A cooler than normal summer across the Southeast further eroded earnings, the company reported in its third quarter earnings statement. Frequent rainfall combined with what Southern […]

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Toyota Mississippi VP to retire in January

October 30, 2013

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Vice President of Production Control and Administration Doug Formby has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31. Formby said he was retiring after nearly 33 years of service with Toyota to spend more time with his family in Southern California. “I will leave behind many good friendships established in Mississippi and across […]

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West Nile Virus takes life of third Mississippian in 2013

October 30, 2013

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West Nile disease is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and finally to humans. It can be fatal and to date there is no cure.

JACKSON, Mississippi – According to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), the third Mississippian of 2013 has died of West Nile virus (WNV). The death occurred in a Forrest County resident who was a previously reported human case. The state total for 2013 is now 43 human cases, including three deaths. The other two […]

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Siemens puts new assembly line to work, adds 40 jobs

October 30, 2013

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RICHLAND, Mississippi – High voltage transmission equipment maker Siemens Energy Inc. has added 40 jobs after completing a new assembly line for the production of transformers. The expansion created a third shift at the facility here that employs 400 people . The plant, which the company opened in 1973, manufactures Siemens power circuit breakers, voltage […]

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