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Coroner: No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

B.B. King bows following a performance. The coroner in Las Vegas says there’s no evidence King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May 2015. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday, July 13, 2015, that an autopsy sought by two of the musical icon’s 11 adult children came back cause of death alzheimers disease with other significant conditions.

LAS VEGAS — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday. Tests conducted after two of the musical icon’s 11 adult children said their father had been murdered showed the cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease, plus ...

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North Harrison County Industrial Park nears completion

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GULFPORT — Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new North Harrison County Industrial Park. WLOX TV reports county supervisors agreed Monday to allocate $1 million for infrastructure work at the complex. The park will offer large parcels for potential business and industry. In the current industrial park, 35 acres is the largest space available. Along with size, there ...

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Deeper ship channel stalled at Gulfport’s state port

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GULFPORT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a deeper ship channel has been scrapped as part of a study on future expansion at the state port. The Corps undertook an expansion study in 2011 that was modified in 2013 to include deepening the ship channel from 36 feet to 42-47 feet. Channel deepening is seen as a key ...

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Gulfport accepts $4.4 million settlement from BP

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GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is accepting $4.4 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill. Multiple media outlets report that Mayor Billy Hewes and the city council made the announcement Monday following a closed-door session. Earlier this month, BP and five coastal states ...

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Oil rig repairer files bankruptcy, aims to end worker suits

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JACKSON — Oil rig repairer Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company blames a downturn in oil exploration, combined with millions it could owe to Indian guest workers suing the company. The Retirement Systems of Alabama, a public pension system that already owned a minority of the company and was a lender, has ...

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Candle maker to add 100 jobs in Starkville with $5M building

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STARKVILLE — A maker of scented candles plans to expand in Starkville, nearly doubling its employment. DPM Fragrance will invest $5 million to build a 100,000 square-foot building in the Cornerstone industrial park on the western edge of Starkville, consolidating five current locations. The company plans to add 100 workers to its current 135. Construction is supposed to begin late ...

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Analysis: State considers other options for failing schools

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  When Gov. Phil Bryant approved plans by the Mississippi Department of Education last week to take over the Tunica County school district, it was a familiar process. Mississippi has taken over a district at least 19 times since 1996. Tunica joins Oktibbeha County and North Panola on the list of districts that have been taken over twice. More than ...

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Construction to start on 100-room boutique hotel in Fondren

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JACKSON — Construction is scheduled to start this year on a 100-room boutique hotel in Jackson’s historic and popular Fondren neighborhood. Developer Roy Decker of Eldon Development Group tells The Clarion-Ledger that the hotel should open in mid-2017. Decker says it will have meeting and conference space, lobby and rooftop bars, an amphitheater and festival space. “It’s a great project,” Decker ...

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Price, numbers are up for beef cattle in state

Shade from the summer sun is necessary to keep cattle cool and their food intake high. These cattle were at the Mississippi State University Leveck Animal Research Center in Starkville July 8, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)

  STARKVILLE — Record beef cattle prices are making Mississippi producers happy to be in the business this summer. Brian Williams, a Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist, said 400- to 500-pound Mississippi calves are selling for $282.50 per hundredweight, and 700- to 800-pound steers are selling for $200 per hundredweight. “Mississippi feeder cattle prices are higher this year than a ...

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