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Butler showing home for 46th year for Columbus Pilgrimage

April 12, 2015

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COLUMBUS — When Dixie Butler moved into Temple Heights in the summer of 1969, she had no way of knowing she would spend the next 46 winters and springs preparing the house for visitors to the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage. Every year since, Butler has spent months on preparations for the tours before opening her home […]

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Feds to set new off-shore drilling rule, 5 years after BP oil spill

April 11, 2015

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The New York Times reports the Obama administration is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, administration officials said Friday. The announcement of the Interior Department regulation, which could […]

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United Furniture Industries returning to Tupelo Furniture Market

April 10, 2015

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TUPELO — United Furniture Industries is returning to the Tupelo Furniture Market after a three-year hiatus. Jay Quimby, United’s executive vice president of sales, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the company has signed a three-year lease on a 17,000-square-foot showroom. Quimby says United will open its new showroom at the Fall Tupelo Furniture […]

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Christensen talks with the media in North Carolina

April 8, 2015

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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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Seller of understated fashion J.McLaughlin opening in Highland Village

April 8, 2015

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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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Raytheon cuts ribbon on new facility in Forest

April 8, 2015

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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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Whole Foods supports Women Build with 5% day today

April 8, 2015

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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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PSC offers ‘net metering’ proposal

April 7, 2015

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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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Mississippi River traffic limited after ship hits 2 vessels

April 7, 2015

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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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Adams Co. ponders retirement fix for ex-hospital employees

April 7, 2015

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NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors are working on a solution to the problem of unpaid retirement benefits for former Natchez Regional Medical Center employees. The Natchez Democrat reports that when the county-owned hospital filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2014, one of the unsecured creditors in the filing was the Public Employees Retirement System. One […]

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