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Steel plant announces $100 million expansion

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Steel Dynamics Inc. announced Thursday it will undergo a $100 million expansion of the Columbus plant, which currently employs 630 and will add 40 more with the addition of painting and a patented galvanizing process The plant was acquired from Severstal North America in 2014. The facility produces sheet steel products consisting of hot roll, cold roll, and coated steel products. ...

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Electrical cooperative pulls out of Kemper power plant deal

JACKSON — The entity that procures power for many Mississippi electric cooperatives Wednesday pulled out of a deal to buy 15 percent of the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant, blowing a hole in Mississippi Power’s financing plan for the project. South Mississippi Electric Power Association spokeswoman Sara Peterson said SMEPA’s board voted to back out of a plan to ...

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BOOK BIZ — This story of orchids and Florida captivates

» The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Passion and Obsession    
By Susan Orlean 
Published by Ballantine Books    
$14.95 softback

Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief is, quite simply, a wonder. You’ll find yourself fascinated (perhaps unexpectedly) by all the twists and turns and divergent paths Orlean takes you on. Inspired by a small newspaper article she read about the arrest of four men (three Seminoles, one white) for the theft of rare orchids from a protected Florida swamp, in Orlean’s ...

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ALAN TURNER: Taylor Sledge a rising entrepreneur

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Taylor Sledge is one of the group of young, aggressive entrepreneurs who are passionately working to build businesses and create jobs in Mississippi. As Chairman and owner of Sledge & Company, Taylor has built a successful business in the financial services sector.  He started the business eight years ago, when he was just 22, and today, the business has clients ...

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WILSON CROCKETT: Making the most of your summer internship

As you progress through your college career, the thought of finding a full-time job becomes more and more daunting. In the engineering field, more specifically the civil engineering field, there are many routes one can take upon graduation. For me, this provided quite a bit of uncertainty with regard to how I wanted to spend my career. I found that ...

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Egburt winning over fans with smart solutions

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By BECKY GILLETTE STARKVILLE – Camgian Microsystems Corp.’s newest product, Egburt (www.egburt.com), is winning over business fans by using bundled sensors, an edge computer called Egburt IQ, the network, the cloud and their Egburt Insight software to help “analyze and manage data while eliminating the chaos of data overload.” Egburt has applications in retail, municipal, facilities and agriculture management. Released ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 4: The Press Conference and a Lead

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi At noon, Captain Robert Richards, Special Operations Unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, proceeded to a podium set up in the front of the ...

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UMC researcher leading international study about memory and aging

Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around the world that’s been in existence five years and is sharing individual studies. The group he leads is researching memory and how cognitive thinking changes with age.

By LYNN LOFTON  A University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher is part of an international team doing important work to identify the gene that underlies healthy information processing. The research is the first step toward knowledge that can help understand cognitive age and age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around ...

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