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Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims November as Innovation Month

JACKSON, Mississippi — While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” Bryant said. “This growth would not be possible without ...

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USM's Polymer Institute signs MOU with WIINTECH

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network. In the spring of 2012, Mississippi Polymer Institute, along with the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at ...

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Siemens Energy adding workers at Richland plant

RICHLAND — Siemens Energy Inc. has added 40 new jobs at the central Mississippi plant where it makes high-voltage transmission equipment. Mississippi Development Authority says in a news release that the jobs are for the production of transformers. Employment is now about 400 at the plant in Richland. Gov. Phil Bryant and other officials gathered at the plant yesterday to ...

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Huntington Ingalls christens fourth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has christened its fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter. Linda Papp, wife of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, was the ship’s sponsor during the christening Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Hamilton (WMSL 753), about 65 percent complete, is expected to be finished in about a year. It will be delivered to ...

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New ammo maker, Atlantic Marksmen, to open in Gulfport in early 2014

GULFPORT, Mississippi — A new international venture based in Gulfport will begin producing ammunition early next year using high-end components from European suppliers. The quality of the components is what will set the Atlantic Marksmen brand ammunition apart, the owners say. Olivier Scherlofsky and Ricky Bishop plan to sell ammunition to gun shops, sporting goods stores, police departments and others ...

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CRAWFORD: Roger Wicker watching the Tea Party blitz

Senator Roger Wicker must be anxiously watching the Tea Party blitz against fellow Senator Thad Cochran. The two senators have much in common. For example, until they were banned by House Republicans, Wicker’s record for delivering earmarks was second only to Cochran’s. The Tea Party claims earmarks were a major factor in escalating deficits. They weren’t, but the claim is ...

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Analysis: No smooth road for Thad Cochran if he runs

JACKSON, Mississippi — Republican Thad Cochran has had to break a sweat once since winning one of Mississippi’s two U.S. Senate seats in 1978. It was during his first re-election campaign in 1984, when he defeated Democratic former Gov. William Winter. Since then, Cochran has easily defeated challengers who’ve had difficulty raising money or gaining traction. Cochran, who turns 76 ...

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Sanderson gets new, increased credit for future growth

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s existing revolving credit facility through a consortium of banks has been increased from $500 million to $600 million. The credit remains unsecured and certain covenants related to the poultry company’s financial condition and capital expenditure needs have been amended in anticipation of Sanderson’s future growth plans. In addition, the termination date has been extended to ...

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Outlets of Mississippi names management team

Special to the MBJ PEARL, Mississippi — The Outlets of Mississippi has hired Kathy Hackshaw, a 20-year veteran in the field of retail property management, to direct the state’s largest outlet shopping destination, which is scheduled to open Nov. 14. The Outlets also announced three other members of its management team in a news release Tuesday. Angela Shepard will be ...

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Manufacturer fined by MDEQ for hazardous waste storage

AMORY — An steel tube maker in Amory is paying a nearly $40,000 civil fine for storing hazardous waste too long. True Temper Sports agreed in September to pay the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality $39,655 for holding eight drums of hazardous waste longer than the 90 days allowed under federal rules. A Sept. 12 order published by the department ...

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