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MDOT invests in Mississippi’s public transit system

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarding grants to multiple public transit authorities across the state for maintenance and improvement projects.

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) recently approved the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) awarding grants to multiple public transit authorities across the state for maintenance and improvement projects. “Mississippi’s public transit system is the main source of transportation for many of our citizens,” said Transportation Commissioners Dick Hall, Tom King and Mike Tagert in a joint statement by the MTC. ...

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US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Trader Anthony Riccio works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. More signs of weakness in China's economy are sending global stock markets sharply lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK  — Stock markets plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. U.S. stocks are coming off their worst month in more than three years. The price of oil sank, giving up most of the gain it ...

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Rice harvest underway, yields, acreage in question

Workers harvest rice on Aug. 24, 2015, at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Mississippi. (Photo by MSU Delta Research and Extension Center/Bobby Golden)

STONEVILLE — Rice harvest has begun in Mississippi, but only time will tell how many acres were actually planted and how good yields will be. “There’s not a lot of yield reports yet, but I think we’re going to have a good crop,” said Bobby Golden, rice agronomist with the MSU Extension Service and researcher with the Mississippi Agricultural and ...

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Senate panel says no to request for lt. gov’s correspondence

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JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ email and other correspondence are not public records that are subject to disclosure, the Mississippi Senate Rules Committee said Monday. Leaders of a group promoting a school funding amendment disagreed. Patsy Brumfield of the 42 For Better Schools Campaign said the group sent certified letters on Aug. 11 to Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn, ...

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Updated: DAK Americas expanding operations in Hancock County

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MBJ staff DAK Americas is expanding its Hancock County operations at Port Bienville with the construction of manufacturing facilities to produce 230 million pounds per year of polyester staple fibers. The company said the expansion is a multi-million dollar investment will create 86 jobs, bringing the work force at the facility to 239, according to a news release.  DAK’s Pearl River site ...

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Miss. newsman Jack Elliott retiring after 31 years with AP

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  JACKSON — Longtime Mississippi journalist Jack Elliott Jr. is retiring after more than three decades at The Associated Press. The 66-year-old Elliott has covered politics, court cases, executions, natural disasters and a wide variety of other news stories. His final day at the AP is Monday. “Jack has been a strong, guiding hand in the Jackson bureau and served ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: Healing on the coast — A sunny mortality

The cottage that was formerly the home of folk artist Alice Moseley is typical of the Victorian houses that dominate the city's Old Town.

BAY ST. LOUIS – We sit on the porch of our rental cottage two blocks from the Gulf. Palmettos embrace the screened enclosure with their large fronds resembling the human hand. Hence their name. It’s hard not to think we’re in paradise. Or should I say paradise regained? The lane is always quiet, but more so in the morning, disturbed only ...

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Key figure in expanded prison probe netted big dollars from payday lending groups

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By TED CARTER Madison businessman Irb Benjamin, indicted last week in connection with paying bribes in exchange for prison contracts, made $198,000 in recent years lobbying for Mississippi’s check cashing & payday loan industry. Benjamin pleaded not guilty Aug. 21 to federal bribery and kickback charges that could land him in prison for 20 years and a $250,000 fine for each ...

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Neilson’s ready to kick off next era as it marks 175 years

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Neilson’s Department Store in Oxford was founded nine years before Ole Miss and 30 years before collegiate football – and, the retailer claims, before any other department store in the South. It has been in operation since 1839, save for a few years during the Civil War after U.S. Grant burned it and the rest of the ...

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