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Bad Boy Buggies recalls off-road utility vehicles

NATCHEZ — A recall has been issued for Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles manufactured by BB Buggies Inc., of Augusta, Ga., and Bad Boy Enterprises LLC of Natchez. The vehicles were sold at Bad Boy Buggy dealers nationwide from August 2009 through June 2011. This recall includes the Bad Boy LT, Classic, XT, XTO and XT Safari model electric ...

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Report: Number of deer-vehicle collisions drops

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the third consecutive year, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. has dropped, and the State of Mississippi is part of the trend, according to insurer State Farm. The likelihood of a deer-vehicle collision in the state is down 8 percent over the past year. Approximately one in 143 drivers in the state could expect ...

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Coast businessman sentenced for embezzling from customers

OCEAN SPRINGS — A Coast businessman has been sentenced for embezzlement and must pay full restitution to his victims, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rusty Lee Keenum, 37, of Ocean Springs, appeared before Judge John C. Gargiulo and pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement. The judge sentenced Keenum to six years in the custody of the Mississippi Department ...

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Gulf Coast woman finds success with consignment auto sales

OCEAN SPRINGS — When most people think about a consignment business, they assume it sells used clothing or furniture. But what about cars? For about the past 16 years, Michelle Cox has been selling pre-owned vehicles through her business Gulf Coast Consignment Sales. Cox says her business in Ocean Springs has remained so popular because people don’t have to deal ...

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MacLellan to provide services to Toyota plant

BLUE SPRINGS — MacLellan Integrated Services, co-headquartered in Lexington, Ky., and Chennai, India, has been recently selected by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMMS) as its provider of critical process cleaning services. In addition to process cleaning, MacLellan will also provide select maintenance services as well. The Blue Springs plant is Toyota’s 10th U.S. manufacturing facility and will produce the Toyota ...

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Nissan expanding availability of all-electric LEAF

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nissan North America Inc. is expanding availability of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to U.S. consumers for the 2012 model year, with upgrades. The Nissan LEAF, offered with additional standard equipment including quick charging and cold-weather features for the 2012 model year, now will be available for order in the Southeast United States and Illinois. On July 25, ...

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U.S. auto loan delinquencies fall farther

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Automotive loan delinquencies dropped during Q2 2010, marking the second consecutive quarter that showed a year-over-year decrease in quarterly delinquencies. Lenders also made a higher percentage of loans to nonprime and subprime customers, a sign that lenders are beginning to loosen credit. The 30-day delinquency rate fell 5.88 percent, from 3.07 percent in Q2 2009 to 2.89 ...

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BorgWarner adding new jobs in Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems has announced it will expand its operation in Water Valley, adding 120 new jobs by the end of 2012. Currently, the facility employs 300 workers. John Sanderson, president and general manager of BorgWarner Drivetrain, says the company will introduce a new generation of transmission controls, known as mini direct-acting solenoids, to ...

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PACCAR adds 90 workers at Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — PACCAR Inc. has hired 90 workers and officials with the Bellevue, Wash., truck engine manufacturer expect to meet the goal of starting production in December. The plant is located just north of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It will manufacture 12.9-liter engines for Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Plant manager Lex Lemmers tells The Commercial Dispatch that workers are ...

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