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Oxford software maker to hire 60 customer service workers

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OXFORD — A software company is hiring 60 people as part of an expansion. Next Gear Solutions, based in Oxford, is expanding to about 125 employees, it announced Tuesday. The company, which makes software that helps companies manage renovation and restoration projects, is hiring new customer service workers. The company plans to invest $59,000. The Mississippi Development Authority is contributing ...

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Ole Miss earthquake expert explains Madison tremors

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Although Mississippi residents are unaccustomed to earthquakes, such as the 3.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Madison County the morning of June 29, the state is no stranger to earthquakes, said Charles Swann, associate director for state programs at the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute. Swann’s research on earthquakes at the MMRI shows that the state has a number of epicenters running ...

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Grenada County clerk resigns over same-sex marriages

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GRENADA — Grenada County’s circuit clerk is resigning, saying that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her religious beliefs. Linda Barnette submitted her resignation letter Tuesday to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors. Grenada County Chancery Clerk Johnny Haward says supervisors voted to name Michele Redditt as acting circuit clerk. Advocates say clerks in a majority of Mississippi’s 82 ...

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MDA names new deputy director, Mike McGreavey

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Mississippi Development Authority has announced Mike McGrevey has joined the agency as deputy director, effective July 6. McGrevey comes to MDA from the city of Meridian, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the city, including economic development and working to improve the city’s  infrastructure. “Mike has a proven track record and a remarkable professional ...

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No Supreme Court action on Mississippi abortion clinic law

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JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic will likely remain open at least until the fall, because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action until then on a dispute over a state law that could close it. The justices’ silence Tuesday on an appeal by the state means a lower court order blocking Mississippi from enforcing the law will remain in ...

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Mississippi, other states score victory in challenge to EPA rule

The Supreme Court said the Environmental Protection Agency needs to weigh the economic impact of proposed regulations on power companies and their customers. (Matt Brown / Associated Press)

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi is one of 23 states that succeeded in convincing the U.S. Supreme Court that cost of compliance — estimated at $9.6 billion a year — for coal-fired power plants should have been considered by the Environmental Protection Agency in imposing limits on mercury and other air toxins under the Clean Air Act. While the 5-4 decision ...

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Ohio native named interim publisher for The Clarion-Ledger

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JACKSON — Genia Lovett, a longtime Gannett executive, has been named interim president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Gannett East Group President Michael Kane announced Lovett’s new job Tuesday. Lovett also becomes regional president for Gannett East Group, with responsibilities for the company’s newspapers in Hattiesburg, and Montgomery, Alabama. She is an Ohio native ...

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Texas leads multistate suit against EPA over water rule

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HOUSTON — Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers in Houston federal court over a rule that they say strips them of jurisdiction over water. In a separate case filed Monday, 13 states are also seeking to have the rule overturned. The May rule would greatly expand federal authority under the ...

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Catfish producers see lower costs, high demand

With consumer demand high and input costs down, Mississippi catfish producers are stocking their ponds at high rates this year. (File Photo by MSU Ag Communications)

RAYMOND — High consumer demand and lower input costs have Mississippi catfish farmers filling their ponds to the brim. “Consumer demand has stayed pretty high, and that has farmers stocking at high rates, even though pond acreage is down by almost 8 percent from last year,” said Jimmy Avery, Extension aquaculture professor at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center ...

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