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Delta-Energy Group locating operations in Natchez

February 10, 2015

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JACKSON — Officials from resource recovery company Delta-Energy Group, LLC announced today the company is locating operations in the former International Paper facility in Natchez. The project represents a corporate investment of $45 million and will create 91 new jobs. From its Natchez location, wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Energy Natchez, LLC will use its proprietary process to […]

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Farm bill deadlines are approaching

February 10, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Two critical 2014 farm bill deadlines are approaching fast, and Mississippi State University experts encourage producers to take action now. Landowners must update yield history and reallocate base acres by Feb. 27. By March 31, producers must decide between two new programs designed to help manage risk: Agricultural Risk Coverage, known as ARC, […]

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Miranda Lambert to headline C Spire Concert Series event Memorial Day weekend

February 9, 2015

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RIDGELAND – Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, will be the featured headliner artist during a special Memorial Day weekend concert at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Dubbed “Miranda Lambert Live,” the May 23 live concert sponsored by C Spire and presented by […]

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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

February 9, 2015

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MONTGOMERY — Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state’s chief justice — an outspoken opponent — to block the weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday morning that it wouldn’t stop the marriages from beginning in the state, and shortly after, probate judges began granting the […]

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Republican US Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi dies at 56

February 6, 2015

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JACKSON — A spokeswoman says U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died. He was 56. » READ COMPLETE STORY AND OBIT HERE Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died Friday in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi. In […]

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Principal: Do we want to educate our children or not?

February 6, 2015

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NOTE: The following opinion column was first published by The Hechinger Report and is re-published with its permission.   By Shannon Eubanks   BROOKHAVEN — Last year, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would mandate adequate and efficient funding of public schools — and the ability to seek judicial relief — was placed on […]

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UPDATED: Bryant’s $50 million workforce training plan heads for floor votes

February 3, 2015

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Matching House and Senate legislation that would pull  $25 million each of the next two years from the state’s unemployment compensation reserve fund to pay for workforce training made it to the floors of their respective houses Tuesday. The money would be used to step-up the state’s efforts to train workers for advanced manufacturing jobs and […]

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OPEC leader: Oil could shoot back to $200

February 3, 2015

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Petroleum and coal products are Mississippi

Right now the oil market is totally focused on finding a bottom for oil prices. However, according to OPEC’s Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri we’ve already hit bottom. Not only that, but he sees a real possibility that oil prices could explode higher to upwards of $200 per barrel in the future. He’s far from the only […]

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Contractor workshops scheduled at Hattiesburg

February 2, 2015

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Reluctance to add workers is waning across the South, the Atlanta Fed reports.

The Mississippi Development Authority will kick off its Model Contractor Development Program workshop series at on Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility, at 308 Newman Street. The nine, three-hour weekly workshops, designed to teach small contractors and businesses how to improve operations and increase bonding capacity, will be held consecutive Thursday […]

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Former funeral home could become part of Capitol complex

February 2, 2015

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Restoration of the Capitol will continue through late 2016.

JACKSON — A former funeral home near the Mississippi Capitol could become the property of state government. House Bill 837 would authorize the state to buy the former Wright & Ferguson building. An online listing shows the property is priced at $2 million. The bill passed the House 115-0 on Thursday. It moves to a […]

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