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Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are dedicated for county maintenance. The ...

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Testing on rocket engine's 'heart' concludes at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has taken another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency’s Stennis Space Center, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America’s next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States ...

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Company wants tax breaks to redevelop LeTourneau site

VICKSBURG — A company that proposes to redevelop the former LeTourneau Technologies site says it needs a tax exemption on up to $41 million in equipment and buildings. A representative for Cameron International Corp., the Houston-based oil services company that bought the LeTourneau yard in 2011, told Warren County supervisors Monday the company plans to create about 167 jobs over ...

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MSU signs ag research agreement with Indian university

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has signed an official memorandum of understanding with Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in India to collaborate on research that will benefit both institutions and their respective constituencies. Prior to the signing, MSU president Mark Keenum met with Indian Minister for Agriculture Kanna Lakshminrayana, Agriculture Commissioner K. Madhu Sudhan Rao and ANGRAU professor Aldas Janaiah, ...

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New land-use code could spur development

TUPELO — A new development code in Tupelo will allow more mixing of land uses. The code is expected to go to a vote in January, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. If the City Council adopts the code, a transition period will follow. During that time, developers will be able to choose which code they will follow. At a ...

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Researchers exploring micro-algae as alternative fuel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. “All the oil we are pumping out of the ground, what was it? Most people think dinosaurs.  No. It was all marine micro algae,” said Dr. Donald Redalje, professor in the Southern Miss Department of Marine ...

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Alabama developer pleads not guilty to wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — Alabama real estate developer William R. Miller has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he illegally filled wetlands in Mississippi and violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into waters of the United States. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker set a trial date for Feb. 4. Walker also set a ...

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MSU partnering with South Koreans to research auto manufacturing

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is officially partnering with a South Korean entity, which has a complementary research mission with the university’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. MSU provost and executive vice president Jerry Gilbert signed a memorandum of understanding, along with Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Incheon Region Division CEO Sang-Mok Lee. The alliance will allow CAVS and ...

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Board soliciting research ideas from state's farmers

CANTON — The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) is encouraging soybean farmers from around the state to share the problems and issues they face in the field, either noticed for the first time this season or those faced year to year. MSPB plans to use the input to aid the selection of research projects funded in the upcoming year. Farmers ...

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MSU chooses new developer for cotton mill project

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has chosen a new contractor to preserve a former cotton mill as part of a commercial development. The College Board voted to sell 1.1 acres near what MSU calls the Cooley Building to developer Mark Castleberry for $460,000. The Starkville structure was built in 1902 as the Stone Cotton Mill and was indirectly associated with ...

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