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County taking out loan to pay for road projects, equipment

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Washington County will borrow $1.5 million to repair local roads and buy road-working equipment, The Delta Democrat Times reports. Supervisor Troy Wesley Sr. says board members did a tour of the county roads about three or four months ago and assessed what roads were in bad shape. Wesley says the county expects to buy six dump trucks ...

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Airgas buys Hattiesburg welding supplier for undisclosed sum

HATTIESBURG — Industrial and specialty gas distributor Airgas Inc. has bought a Mississippi-based gas company, expanding its distribution network in three southern states. Airgas did not disclose the price it paid for Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg, LLC, which does business as Nordan Smith. The privately held Hattiesburg-based company distributes gasses for industrial and medical customers, as does Airgas. Airgas ...

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SemiSouth making $18M investment in new equipment; could double employment

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories plans to spend $18 million to buy new equipment for its Starkville facility, a move that could double employment there over the next 18 months. Privately-held SemiSouth makes silicon carbide semiconductors for solar panels, wind turbines, electric cars and other devices that need to transmit power without leaking any electricity along the way. Right now it ...

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Deere sees profit soar on domestic farm sales

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. says its third-quarter profit grew 47 percent with American and Canadian farmers buying enough of the company’s large equipment to offset weak demand in Europe. The company said today it generated $617 million net income, or $1.44 per share, in the quarter. That’s up from $420 million, or 99 cents per share, a year ...

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County can't account for equipment

JACKSON — A truck, a 40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun, a refrigerator, computer equipment, several chain saws, five calculators and 18 pagers. All are among nearly $65,000 worth of Hinds County government property reported lost or stolen during the last two years. That’s according to inventories completed by the county last month. Board of Supervisors president Robert Graham told The Clarion-Ledger ...

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