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ISA TanTec opens first U.S. leather tannery operations in Vicksburg

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  JACKSON — ISA TanTec gathered today for the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. leather tannery in Vicksburg. The company announced in May 2014 it would locate the operations in the Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex. The project, known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and is creating 366 jobs. German-owned ISA TanTec ...

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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement

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The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its long-term relationship with The Boeing Company by signing a new master agreement to serve as the technology incubator of next generation composite material systems. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran joined Gov. Phil Bryant in making the announcement that Southern Miss and Mississippi State University had been selected by Boeing to ...

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MSU’s Keenum elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference

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  STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by his fellow presidents/chancellors. The action was taken Friday at the SEC’s summer meeting in Destin, Florida. Keenum will serve a term of one year in the post, succeeding the retiring University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart. Gearhart is retiring from ...

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Feds: No evidence that black man’s hanging was homicide

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JACKSON — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday. The agency said in a news release Friday that it had met with the family of Otis Byrd about its decision. The release suggested ...

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1 Dem, 1 Republican in runoff for Mississippi US House seat

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NESBIT — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard — two of them in combat. “We must defend this ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Kemper III: Return of the co-op

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Earlier last week, South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) backed out of its partnership with Southern Company of Atlanta and its subsidiary, Mississippi Power Company (MPC). It was a bold step by the Board of SMEPA to protect rate payers but their decision creates even more problems for the embattled Kemper County Energy Facility. Southern Company’s “clean-coal” is new, untried ...

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Boeing picks MSU for Composite Research Center

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University and the Boeing Co. have announced the school will be the host for a research center that will lead development on composites the company will eventually use to build its aircraft. The Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center will be located at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as ...

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USM interim vice president to lead Gulf Park campus

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LONG BEACH — Steve Miller, interim vice president at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, is the new leader of the school. USM President Rodney Bennett announced the appointment Tuesday. Miller had been interim vice president of the degree-granting campus for a year. “When this position first became available last year, I had every intention ...

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