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City approves CarMax site; lawsuit to be dropped

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has cleared the way for a used car dealer to open near the city’s Mall at Barnes Crossing. The council voted yesterday to update the city’s development code and zoning map, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Used car chair CarMax had sued the city over its denial of permission for a location near ...

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Body shops file suit over State Farm's part-finding program

JACKSON — More than two dozen body shops are asking a Mississippi court to block an insurance company’s program that would change the way they find auto parts. The Mississippi Collision Repair Association and the body shops filed a lawsuit yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and PartsTrader LLC. The lawsuit, which represents ...

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Will the GreenTech project survive investigation, challenges?

TUNICA — It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles. GreenTech Automotive Inc. announced in 2009 production would start in three years and ...

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Virginia GOP attacks former GreenTech chairman in heated governors race

TUNICA — New developments in a federal investigation of a program that offers U.S. visas to foreign investors have Virginia Republicans attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and the electric-car firm he headed with a plant in Mississippi and ties to China. The Associated Press reported yesterday that President Barack Obama’s pick for the Homeland Security Department’s No. 2 spot, ...

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Governor to call special session, related to automobile corridor

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday that he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with an economic development project in what he calls the state’s auto corridor. The Commercial Appeal reports Bryant talked about the special session when he was in Oxford for a groundbreaking on an unrelated project. Bryant said he’s trying to determine the starting ...

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Insurers setting up in Fairgrounds to meet post-storm demand

JACKSON — Due to the large volume of auto claims being filed following last Monday’s hailstorm, the Mississippi Insurance Department has arranged for insurance companies to use the Mississippi State Fairgrounds as additional damage inspection stations. These sites will be in addition to the multiple locations companies have set up across the area to inspect vehicles by appointment only. Beginning ...

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More than a dozen counties see damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from 14 counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday, causing extensive damage in the Metro Jackson area from hail. The counties reporting damages are: • Calhoun: Trees and power lines down • Chickasaw: Trees and power lines down • Clay: Trees ...

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Metro area assessing damage from major hailstorm

JACKSON — A severe storm with large hail pounded the Mississippi capital and its suburbs yesterday, busting windows in cars, homes and businesses and temporarily leaving a blanket of ice on some parking lots and sidewalks. Clinton Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Shanks said firefighters responded yesterday afternoon to calls of two people hit in the head by hail. He ...

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After eight years, port road project is completed

NATCHEZ — Nearly eight years after its conception and after a number of unavoidable delays, construction on the $3.6 million port road project that will save miles of traffic time for some transport routes is complete. Adams County Engineer Jim Marlow tells The Natchez Democrat the Government Fleet Road extension project, which will save seven miles round-trip for drivers entering ...

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Finger-pointing begins in Va. over GreenTech project

HORN LAKE and TUNICA — An electric car firm headed by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records. McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid on GreenTech Automotive’s proposed plant ...

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