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People in Mississippi prep for Isaac, remember Katrina

LONG BEACH — Brenda Johns and her neighbor, Willie Shook, took time Monday to pray that Tropical Storm Isaac won’t deal the devastating blow that Hurricane Katrina did. Then they got busy boarding up their homes. The women are two of only three people who built back on their street in the quiet coastal town of Long Beach after Katrina ...

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Journal Inc. has history of region building with quality journalism

One of the oldest companies in Mississippi, the Northeast Mississippi media company Journal Inc., is unique in that it has had no layoffs during the recession. The Journal, which publishes the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo and 20 weekly newspapers (including the Mississippi Business Journal), is unique in that it is owned by the nonprofit CREATE Foundation — which ...

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Mississippi's Journal Inc. buys the MBJ

JACKSON — Tupelo-based Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Journal Inc. CEO/President/Publisher Clay Foster announced the completion of the deal this week to the leadership and staff of the Mississippi Business Journal. “We are excited to welcome the MBJ as the newest team ...

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Gas prices up 38 cents in Mississippi over the last month

Gasoline prices in Mississippi are up six cents this week, according to AAA Fuel Gauge Report. AAA’s Aug. 14 survey of prices in Mississippi found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.452 per gallon, six cents more than a week ago. Prices locally are up 38 cents over the past month. The current price is 15 cents below the national average for ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Second agency cuts Mississippi Power Co.'s credit rating

JACKSON — Another credit rating agency has downgraded its view of Mississippi Power Co. Two of the three major agencies have now cut ratings after the Mississippi Public Service Commission denied Mississippi Power a rate increase to pay off debt during construction of its $2.8 billion Kemper County power plant. Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on about $1 billion ...

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Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $8,200 in Mississippi is too much

MIAMI — Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she’d be able to get health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law. Then she heard that her own governor won’t agree to the federal plan to extend Medicaid coverage to ...

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Mississippi named as one of the top 5 clumsiest states

How Many Times Have You Dropped Your iPhone or iPad? SquareTrade reveals its clumsiest states list for iPhone And iPad damages, with Mississippi And South Carolina topping the lists   SquareTrade, the world’s largest independent warranty provider, today released a study highlighting the country’s clumsiest states, ranking them in order of everyday consumer iPhone and iPad damage and breakage. Based ...

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Harlow's Casino halfway through expansion project

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel is halfway through a $16 million renovation and construction project stemming from damages from last year’s Mississippi River flood. Reggie Fullwood, senior vice president and general manager, says that one major change will be a multi-purpose event center to replace the previous entertainment venue. Fullwood says the casino is making improvement that it ...

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KiOR rises on manufacturing plant update

PASADENA — Shares of KiOR Inc. advanced Tuesday after the renewable fuels company said its manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss., will start operations in September. KiOR is developing a platform to convert non-food biomass into oil. It said the Columbus facility will begin providing gas and diesel in the fourth quarter. It also said the costs of building the facility ...

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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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