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Delta changing flight schedule

TUPELO — Delta Airlines has moved its morning flight to Memphis from Tupelo Regional Airport to the afternoon. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the change takes effect April 5. Instead of a 7 a.m. departure, the Mesaba Airlines flight will leave at 5 p.m. Mesaba, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, now has the morning flight to Memphis and a ...

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American Airlines may face more fines

DALLAS — Federal regulators are proposing more maintenance-related penalties against American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would fine American $787,500 for three cases of alleged maintenance problems. In one case, regulators say the airline operated a plane without replacing a central computer on the jet. The FAA says mechanics improperly put off the maintenance. Another case involves inadequate ...

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Air travelers still staying on ground

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in Dec. 2009 decreased by 0.6 percent from Dec. 2008, decreasing by 0.4 million to 57 million, the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. The Dec. 2009 passenger total was 6.2 percent below that of Dec. 2007. BTS, in a release of preliminary data, reported that ...

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Diamondhead Casino still in the game

DIAMONDHEAD — Deborah Vitale says jokingly that one day she will write a book, then a musical, on the saga of her professional struggles over the last decade-plus to get a gaming venue built on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. President of Diamondhead Casino Corporation (OTBB: DHCC), she can only chock up her company’s survival to divine intervention. “It is almost ...

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Tenn-Tom museum gets state funds

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a grant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority to establish a museum in its headquarters in Columbus. The goal of the museum board is to raise $1 million between grants and outside contributions to complete the project. Construction is expected to begin within the next 60 days, according to Agnes ...

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Scenic roadways receiving grants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Communities in 43 states will receive $40.7 million for 160 projects to improve and promote highways designated as scenic byways from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) The grants are part of the FHA’s National Scenic Byways Program, which recognizes and provides funding for roads designated either locally or nationally as having outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational ...

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