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Relativity builds new autonomous rocket factory and expands testing facilities at Stennis Space Center

Aerospace company Relativity is expanding its rocket component production and rocket engine testing operations at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The project is a $59-million corporate investment and will create 190 jobs, increasing employment at Relativity’s Stennis Space Center site to 200 workers. “Relativity‘s announcement today solidifies Hancock County’s position as a leader in commercial space activity and ...

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Police: Woman shoots man, takes him on a drive as he dies

Police say a Mississippi woman shot a man, put him in her vehicle and drove at least an hour before taking him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Gulfport police have charged 20-year-old Breanna McClendon of Hattiesburg with second-degree murder. They say she arrived at a Gulfport gas station Sunday morning with an unnamed man, got into a ...

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Near-record ‘dead zone’ predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. Widespread downpours around the Mississippi River Basin have led to record amounts of water, carrying large amounts of fertilizer and other nutrients downriver. The nutrients feed algae, which die and then decompose on the sea floor, ...

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Stocks rise after US deal with Mexico; car companies rise

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Monday on Wall Street after the U.S. and Mexico averted a trade war and potentially damaging tariffs, while several companies inked billion-dollar deals. The solid opening follows the strongest week for stocks since November. U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods after the nations managed to strike ...

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Owner says ‘time to go home’ as 101-year-old Corinth store closes

A northeast Mississippi hardware store is closing, just a year after marking a century in business. Biggers Hardware in Corinth is shutting its doors after a Saturday auction of remaining stock and store fixtures. Co-owner Lon Taylor tells The Daily Corinthian that “it’s time to go home” at 68 years old, after 40 years working in the store. Taylor is ...

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6 Mississippi nursing homes among problematic U.S. centers

Six nursing homes in Mississippi are included on a list of about 400 problematic care centers across the country.The Clarion Ledger reports U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey released the list of problematic centers last week. Each is qualified for a federal program called Special Focus Facility, which provides increased scrutiny of homes that “persistently” underperform. The report says ...

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‘Homework gap’ shows millions of students lack home internet

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from ...

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China may restrict tech access in spiraling US trade dispute

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation’s ability to innovate and to accelerate the development of key technologies. “China ...

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Pearl River County could lend $3 million to hospital

A south Mississippi county could lend more than $3 million to a local hospital.Pearl River County supervisors are seeking proposals to borrow the money after Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home in Poplarville asked them to refinance a debt it owes to a federal agency, The Picayune Item reported. The hospital was required to pay back $5.9 million to ...

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Alabama governor balks at Amtrak funding

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she needs more information before the state commits funding to help restore Amtrak train service. Her comments on Saturday came a day after the project to return passenger train service from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama took a big step forward when officials announced a $33 million federal grant for needed improvements. Amtrak suspended service ...

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