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MSU partnering with South Koreans to research auto manufacturing

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is officially partnering with a South Korean entity, which has a complementary research mission with the university’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems. MSU provost and executive vice president Jerry Gilbert signed a memorandum of understanding, along with Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Incheon Region Division CEO Sang-Mok Lee. The alliance will allow CAVS and ...

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Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy's victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These relief supplies will be provided ...

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Toyota rolls out 25 millionth North American-built vehicle

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota celebrated the 25 millionth vehicle manufactured in North America today at a ceremony at its Georgetown, Ky. plant coinciding with the start of production for the all-new 2013 Avalon. Of those 25 million vehicles, 111,000 were built in Mississippi at the Blue Springs plant, according to Toyota. The milestone vehicle — a Classic Silver Hybrid Avalon ...

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Investigators discover stockpile of stolen goods, equipment

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Investigators with the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau, the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), in conjunction with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, have seized a large amount of stolen property and equipment valued in excess of $200,000 that was taken ...

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'Cruisin' the Coast' sets new record for registered cars

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — An annual celebration of classic cars and hot rods on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has reached a milestone with more than 6,000 cars registered to take part. The 16th annual “Cruisin’ the Coast” event, which wrapped up Sunday, surpassed 6,000 last Friday. Event organizers say one reason Cruisin’ the Coast is gaining popularity is that participants ...

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State averages 3,000+ deer-vehicle accidents annually

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding motorists it is that time of year again — time to watch out for white deer. “Deer movement increases during the fall, making it all the more important for motorists to drive defensively and stay alert, especially at dawn and dusk, to reduce the risk of striking a deer,” ...

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Exec: Toyota will add jobs, build more cars in North America

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Toyota’s top U.S. sales executive predicts that his company will add jobs and build more models in North America as a hedge against a strong yen. Jim Lentz, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said Toyota already makes around 70 percent of the models sold in North America in the region. He sees that ...

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Used car dealer asks judge to toss marijuana charge

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot is asking for a judge to throw out his conviction and order a new trial. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny Earl Course and David E. ...

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Main Street group sponsoring downtown parking study

STARKVILLE — Starkville Main Street District is sponsoring a survey being conducted throughout the summer on residents’ ideas about parking capacity and demand. The Starkville Daily News reports the survey is being conducted by Emily Gillylen, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Mississippi State University. Help is coming from participants in the Mississippi Department ...

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