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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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House passes bill intended to reduce small business regulations

JACKSON — The House has passed a bill aimed at reducing regulation on small businesses. The bill would establish a Small Business Regulatory Review Committee to examine which regulations discourage small businesses from opening or prevent them from thriving. The committee would be able to petition state agencies to alter rules that negatively affect small businesses. Gov. Phil Bryant commended ...

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Aldermen vote to amend orginance governing transient vendors

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville will allow transient vendors to set up temporary facilities and sell goods on public property. The board of aldermen voted to amend a local ordinance governing the vendors. The change will gives vendors the ability to set up a stand in a public parking space and sell goods such as food and clothing. The ...

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Air Force's proposed budget will cost jobs at Keesler, Key

BILOXI and MERIDIAN — The Air Force’s latest budget proposal would eliminate the 917th Fighter Group, a unit of 409 part-time reservists and 171 full-time technicians, at Barksdale Air Force Base. The cuts would take effect by the end of next year on the unit’s 50th anniversary. The Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse is not slated for any Air ...

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City joins county in offering land for peanut-processing plant

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood has joined Leflore County in agreeing to sell 30 acres in the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park at $5,000 per acre to a peanut processor. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the city council acted Tuesday on the sale of 30 acres to the Clint Williams Co. of Madill, Okla. The company has an option for 10 more ...

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Air Force's proposed budget means job losses at Keesler, Key

BILOXI and MERIDIAN — The Air Force’s latest budget proposal would eliminate the 917th Fighter Group, a unit of 409 part-time reservists and 171 full-time technicians, at Barksdale Air Force Base. The cuts would take effect by the end of next year on the unit’s 50th anniversary. The Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse is not slated for any Air ...

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County selling land to Oklahoma-based peanut processor

LEFLORE COUNTY — Leflore County has agreed to sell 30 acres in the Industrial Park at $5,000 per acre to the peanut processor Clint Williams Co. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the board of supervisors decided to use the money to pay part of Atmos Energy’s cost of installing a pipeline to the site. The company has an option for 10 ...

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Bryant supports immigration-enforcement bill; dismisses critics

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday he supports an immigration-enforcement bill working its way through the state Legislature, and he dismissed critics’ contention that it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. “This law applies to everyone, not just to people who are south of us or Hispanic by descent. But look at the crime and violence that ...

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Milwaukee Electric Tool building new distribution facility

OLIVE BRANCH — Milwaukee Electric Tool, manufacturer of portable electric power tools and accessories, is expanding its presence in north Mississippi by constructing a new, larger distribution center in Olive Branch. The project represents a company investment of $8 million and will create 25 new jobs, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). “The new 600,000-square-foot distribution facility gives us ...

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NPS report shows economic impact of Vicksburg battlefield

VICKSBURG — A new National Park Service report shows that 581,459 visitors in 2010 spent $28.9 million in the Vicksburg National Military Park and in communities near the park. The NPS says that spending supported 449 jobs in the local area. Park Superintendent Michael Madell says the NPS report found 52 percent of the spending/jobs was related to lodging, food, ...

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