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Southaven mayor Greg Davis' court date set for Sept. 13

HERNANDO — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis’ court date on charges of unlawfully passing a school bus has been reset for Sept. 13. DeSoto County Justice Court Clerk Shirley Beshears said Monday the hearing in Justice Court was continued because a defense witness could not attend July 31. The charges of overtaking a school bus and illegal use of blue and ...

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Klansman Edgar Ray Killen says he didn't sign over land

JACKSON — Reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen claims in new court documents that he didn’t sign over power of attorney or ownership of 40 acres of land to a black former prisoner. James Stern served time with Killen at a Mississippi prison. He claims Killen, who is serving a 60-year sentence for civil rights-era killings, signed over to ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding launches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy’s next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company’s floating drydock on Monday. “Launching a large-deck ship is a significant milestone requiring several highly skilled shipyard crafts and a complex logistics plan,” said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls’ vice president, large deck amphibious ships. “As the ...

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Casino regulators want to see more from developers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday delayed approval of plans for Rotate Black’s Harbor Town Casino in Gulfport. WLOX-TV reports that commission members want Rotate Black to step back and look at what more could be added to the project. Commissioner Jerry St. Pe said the size and scope of the Gulfport project needs more work. “All new ...

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Dees named Mac’s Construction V.P.

Mac’s Construction Company Inc. has named Durward Dees as vice president of operations and business development. Dees comes from T.L. Wallace Construction, where he was the director of business development. Dees is a native of Mobile, Ala., and a 1974 graduate of University Military School in Mobile. Continuing his education at the University of South Alabama and then working as ...

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Dees named Mac's Construction V.P.

Mac’s Construction Company Inc. has named Durward Dees as vice president of operations and business development. Dees comes from T.L. Wallace Construction, where he was the director of business development. Dees is a native of Mobile, Ala., and a 1974 graduate of University Military School in Mobile. Continuing his education at the University of South Alabama and then working as ...

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State’s largest planned community — Traditions — attracting growth with family and nature-friendly designs

There is no doubt that people are attracted to living on the water. But after Hurricane Katrina caused a huge amount of destruction along the coastline and waterways of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a lot of people have opted to seek higher ground. Work had already begun on Tradition, Mississippi’s largest planned community, before Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, it ...

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CONSTRUCTION — How do low-E windows work?

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows work by controlling the heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. The windows reflect the heat during the summer, while allowing the heat in during the winter. “The angles of the sun control it,” said Todd Cantor, general manager of Window King in Gulfport. “The window is designed to allow the warmth to come in when ...

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CONSTRUCTION — Keesler and Habitat for Humanity decide to 'LEED and they will follow'

The $287-million project to replace family housing at Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was not only the largest housing construction project in Air Force history. It also became what was at the time the largest project in the country to receive Leadership in Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification for advances in energy conservation and other sustainable ...

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Rep. Kevin McGee fined $50K, ordered to repay state $346,554

JACKSON — A Rankin County lawmaker has been ordered by the state Ethics Commission to repay the state $346,554 from public printing contracts that went to his family business. State Rep. Kevin McGee was also fined $50,000 for the dealings. McGee, a Republican from Brandon, owns — along with family members — Service Printers of Flowood. State law prohibits legislators ...

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