April 10, 2015

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Forecasters see fewer than average hurricanes in 2015

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NEW ORLEANS — The Atlantic hurricane season in 2015 will see fewer than the average number of storms, according to Colorado State University researchers. Researchers Philip Klotzbach and William Gray say in a news release that cooler ocean temperatures and the expectation that favorable atmospheric conditions will continue through the summer months will mean fewer […]

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April 9, 2015

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Monroe County mining firm paying $50,000 environmental fine

ABERDEEN — An Aberdeen company that mines and processed bentonite is paying a $50,000 fine for failing to keep accurate records and test smokestack emissions. S&B Industrial Minerals North America, part of a company based in Luxembourg, agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. A March 10 order from the […]

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April 9, 2015

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More patients treated at UMMC for “spice” overdose

JACKSON – More patients exhibiting symptoms related to an overdose of the designer drug “spice” have been seen at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department over the last two days. The new cases – a reported five on Wednesday and seven on Tuesday – puts the number of patients treated at the Medical […]

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April 8, 2015

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Christensen talks with the media in North Carolina

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In an interview prior to the announcement of the Brent Christensen leaving the Mississippi Development Authority, the new head of the Greensboro (N.C.) Partnership sat down with the Triad Business Journal. Here is the intro to that story with a link to the entire story … Brent Christensen, current executive director of the Mississippi Development […]

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April 8, 2015

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Seller of understated fashion J.McLaughlin opening in Highland Village

Fashion retailer J.McLaughlin will be opening its first location in Mississippi at Highland Village at 10 a.m. Friday, directly across from High Cotton. Recognized for a distinctive flair for color and a signature portfolio of prints, J.McLaughlin is a American sportswear and accessories brand for men and women. The J.McLaughlin sensibility is influenced by where their customer […]

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April 8, 2015

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Raytheon cuts ribbon on new facility in Forest

JACKSON — Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, political figures and onlookers gathered today for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new 20,000-square-foot Far Field Test Facility in Forest. This facility is part of an overall growth plan that includes a significant corporate investment and the creation of 150 new jobs. The expansion at Raytheon’s Forest […]

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April 8, 2015

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Whole Foods supports Women Build with 5% day today

Thousands of women volunteers across America join together annually to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in need. Women in the Mississippi capital area are joining hands, hearts and toolboxes in May and June to take part in Women Build 2015. Women Build 2015 will provide Effic McDonald and her three children […]

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April 7, 2015

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PSC offers ‘net metering’ proposal

MBJ staff and wire Mississippi’s utility regulators are proposing rules that would be relatively favorable for residential users to deploy solar panels, but they’re leaving wiggle room for changes. The Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to issue its proposed “net metering” rule, with plans to accept public comments through July 1 and then hold a […]

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April 7, 2015

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UPDATED: Florida firm slapped with $1.3M No Call fine

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined a Florida company $1.3 million for 266 violations of the state’s No Call law. But with Global Financial Assist LLC having gone out of business, the fine may be more symbolic than actual. The fines come to $5,000 for each of the unauthorized calls the telemarketer made […]

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April 7, 2015

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Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vessels

NEW ORLEANS — A three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is limited to one-way traffic upriver, a day after a ship broke free of its mooring and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the one-way traffic would continue until the three […]

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