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MSU to hold grand opening of business incubator

STARKKVILLE — Mississippi State University will hold the grand opening of the newest building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Mississippi Development Authority, the 20,000-square-foot building is home to a new business incubator, as ...

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Officials celebrate opening of new Highland facility

PICAYUNE — After years of planning and construction, the new Highland Community Hospital is complete. The new three-story facility holds 60 inpatient beds and an expanded Emergency Room that is nearly double the size of the original Highland facility’s ER. The new emergency care department’s layout is designed to minimize the patient’s time from door to doctor, including three minor ...

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GreenTech to unveil MyCar electric vehicle today

HORN LAKE — An electric car maker plans another coming-out party today in north Mississippi. GreenTech Automotive says it will unveil its MyCar electric vehicle line in Horn Lake. Some auto industry analysts have questioned whether the company will succeed. MyCar is a two-seat neighborhood electric vehicle, a cross between a golf cart and conventional car, with a 115-mile range. ...

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Transportation museum to open in old depot this week

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s long-awaited transportation museum will open Friday in the former depot of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Lamar Roberts, the museum director, tells the Vicksburg Post Friday’s “soft opening” is in advance of the scheduled grand opening July 15. Roberts says admission fees will be reduced during the first month since some of the museum’s exhibits and ...

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St. Dominic's new behavioral health facility now open

JACKSON — The first phase of St. Dominic’s new Behavioral Health Services building housing the acute care psychiatric hospital is now complete and open for patients. Instead of renovating the existing Behavioral Health Services building, which was in need of substantial repairs, St. Dominic’s partially razed the building and reconstructed it in the same location. While part of the facility ...

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Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research ...

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Toyota plant in Blue Springs finally making Corollas after starts, stops and changes

BLUE SPRINGS — A year ago, Tereda Hairston was a third grade reading teacher in Starkville. Today, the 32-year-old is a quality check specialist at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, having started there in July. “I absolutely love it,” Hairston said. “I applied here because I knew what Toyota was about. It’s stable. It’s not going anywhere. This plant ...

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Stion to cut ribbon on new solar panel plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, is officially opening its new factory in Hattiesburg. The company will hold an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon with Gov. Haley Barbour and other state and local officials in attendance. The project, which is the first thin-film solar factory in the Southeast, will deliver more than 1,000 jobs and $500 ...

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Solar panel plant to hold grand opening in September

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels, is gearing up for the official opening of its manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg. The grand opening is slated for Sept. 16. Featured speakers will be Chet Ferris, CEO of Stion, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. Dupree, Ph.D., Dr. Martha D. Saunders, president of the University of Southern Mississippi. The new plant ...

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Bok Homa Casino opens with Newton, parachuting Santas

SANDERSVILLE — Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton and five parachuting Santas have helped open a new casino in rural Mississippi. The Bok Homa Casino is owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The gambling hall is on tribal land in the woods of Jones County, in the south central part of the state. About 400 people lined ...

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