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Barge accident spills oil, closes stretch of Mississippi River

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker barge collided with another barge on the Mississippi River, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river. Officials say the collision happened around 2 a.m. today about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The wreck tore a gash into the double-hulled tank of the ...

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State Port officials report stronger cargo volume last year

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport reports stronger cargo volume in 2011, handling in excess of 216,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), which represents an increase of 3.6 percent compared to 2010. Overall, more than 2.2 million tons of cargo moved through Gulfport, representing a year-over-year increase of 3.2 percent. “We experienced solid growth in both container and dry bulk ...

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Executives retiring from Entergy; utility sees drop in net income

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has announced changes on its executive team following the announcement of two of its officers. Gary Taylor, group president of utility operations at Entergy Corporation, will be retiring from the company May 31. Taylor will continue to lead utility operations with a transition period to his successor, who will be named at a later date. ...

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Protestors gather in Vermont to stop Entergy nuclear plant

JACKSON — Four days after a federal judge ruled that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Montpelier, Vt., can continue operating, demonstrators gathered outside the Statehouse to call for the Entergy Corp. plant to be shut down. About 15 people stood in front of the Statehouse in the rain holding signs saying “Retire Vermont Yankee, as planned.” Last Thursday, a ...

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Kimberly-Clark sites distribution facility

SOUTHAVEN — Kimberly-Clark Corporation is locating a distribution facility in Southaven, which will employ more than 100 workers and represents a capital investment of approximately $2 million, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). Kimberly-Clark’s facility will be used to distribute medical devices and products, and it will be located in more than 500,000 square feet of existing space in ...

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Port gets grant for two improvement projects

BURNSVILLE — The Yellow Creek Port Authority has received a pair of state grants for a pair of improvement projects at the Northeast Mississippi Waterway Industrial Park. Officials tell the Daily Corinthian the rail spur project is the first step in connecting the nearby Norfolk Southern line with the barge terminal. The first phase is expected to be completed prior ...

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Fresh produce rolling out of State Port

GULFPORT — The coolers at Gulf Coast International Cargo are stacked high with thousands of cases of melons from Central America. The melons are moving through Gulfport on its way to Christmas dinner tables across America. WLOX-TV reports it’s a perishable food “dream come true” for Mike Alise and his company. “A lot of this stuff is going to be ...

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OMNOVA to end manufacturing operations in Columbus

COLUMBUS — OMNOVA Solutions of Fairlawn, Ohio, has sold certain assets of its North American commercial wallcovering business to J. Josephson Inc., a private commercial wallcovering producer based in New Jersey. The sale includes printing cylinders, certain equipment, trademarks, contracts and other assets associated with OMNOVA’s domestically-produced commercial wallcovering brands. The sale excludes OMNOVA’s Columbus manufacturing facility.  OMNOVA’s Under the ...

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GE officially opens new central logistics facility

OLIVE BRANCH — GE has officially opened its new central logistics center for renewable energy components in Olive Branch. The facility is part of GE’s strategy to further improve customer response times throughout North America as more wind and solar energy projects are developed and existing power facilities require maintenance. GE Energy’s renewable energy services group will use the new logistics ...

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Merchants Foodservice makes national ranking again

HATTIESBURG — The nation’s 50 largest broadline distributors collectively broke the $100-billion mark in 2010, growing sales 5 percent over sales reported by the 2009 Top 50. It was a strong performance following the 2 percent sales decline the Top 50 experienced in 2009. The performance of the top 10 companies alone paints a bright turnaround picture: In 2009, the ...

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