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Calgon Carbon investing $185 million, adding 38 jobs in Hancock County

Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs.  “Aptly positioned on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Calgon Carbon’s innovative products help industries and communities clean their air and water to protect our precious natural resources,” Gov. Tate Reeves ...

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‘Garden and Gun’ sets deadline for awards

Garden & Gun magazine announces the final call for entries in its 11th annual Made in the South Awards. Any business or maker with a Southern-made product that falls into one of six categories—Food, Drink, Home, Style, Crafts, and Outdoors—may apply until midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 1.  The overall winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and will be prominently featured alongside the other category ...

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Ingalls gains $145 million ship contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a third contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $350 million. “This advance procurement contract will help protect the health of ...

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Grocery wholesaler to invest $300 million, create 79 jobs in Hernando

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. plans to expand and consolidate in DeSoto County by constructing a new facility in Hernando. The project will bring over $300 million in investment, retain the existing 511 employees, and create 79 jobs. AWG is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independent supermarkets, serving more than 1,100 companies at more than 3,000 locations throughout 28 states, according ...

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Elvie’s to reopen on Friday

Elvie’s restaurant at 809 Manship St. in Belhaven Town Center will reopen Friday after a pandemic-driven shutdown. “We have taken a number of steps to implement stringent safety and sanitation measures in compliance with local, state and CDC guidelines for reopening restaurant dine-in spaces,” the restaurant said in a release. “These include disposable menus, 50 percent capacity and social distancing in our indoor ...

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Ingalls to hold drive-in hiring event

Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a drive-in hiring event for job seekers from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 22, on Singing River Island. Event attendees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to exit their vehicle. “We are exploring innovative hiring techniques that provide greater accessibility ...

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With 404 new cases, Reeves opens salons, barbershops and gyms of Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue reopening the state’s economy despite the department of health reporting a single-day high of 404 newly identified cases on Friday of Coronavirus. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 9,090. It is the 31st day in the last 33 (24th consecutive) that the single-day total has ...

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Molina Healthcare of Mississippi announces nearly $50,000 to fund purchase of personal protective equipment

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”) is committing nearly $50,000 for the purchase of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) to help protect health care professionals and those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Molina is aiding its provider partners most impacted by low and in some cases, depleted, PPE supply by donating more than 17,000 3-ply masks, ...

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