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Need a bridge?

GREENVILLE — In accordance with federal regulations, the U.S. 82 bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Greenville is being made available to the public for relocation, preservation and maintenance at a new location. The continuous steel through truss bridge was opened in 1940 and has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Mississippi Department of ...

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FTC going after 'stimulus' scams

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) testified before the U.S. Senate today on the agency’s campaign to crack down on scammers who are trying to take advantage of the economic downturn to push a variety of scams, such as phony job-placement and debt-reduction services, get-rich-quick schemes, and bogus government grants. David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer ...

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Schoolchildren required more shots

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces a new immunization requirement for children entering Mississippi schools in the upcoming school year for the first time. Two doses of the varicella vaccine (chickenpox vaccine) will now be required for all children entering pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the state. Exceptions will be allowed for a history of chickenpox ...

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Denbury studying proposed pipelines

DALLAS — Denbury Resources Inc. has initiated a comprehensive feasibility study of a possible long-term CO2 pipeline project, which would connect proposed gasification plants in the Midwest to the Company’s existing CO2 pipeline infrastructure in Mississippi or Louisiana. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has provided financial assistance for the feasibility study for the Illinois portion of the ...

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Martin Marietta Materials lowers expectations

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Martin Marietta Materials Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., now expects 2009 net earnings to be in a range of $2.70 to $3.30 per diluted share. The company, which has Mississippi operations in Tremont, Canton, Friars Point, Lake Cormorant and Vicksburg, said the revised earnings range is driven by three primary factors: a weaker and slower-than-expected recovery of the ...

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CONTECH buys Hanson assets

COMO — CONTECH Construction Products Inc. of West Chester, Ohio, has purchased all corrugated metal pipe assets, including machinery, equipment and inventory, from Hanson Pipe & Precast, LLC, located at its facility in Como. Terms were not disclosed. Hanson’s facility primarily served markets in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee with corrugated metal pipe products. With Hanson’s decision to ...

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Man sentenced for home repair fraud

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Attorney General’s Office reports that Reginald Cazenave, 48, of Okmulgee, Okla., entered a guilty plea to felony home repair fraud before Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Roger T. Clark. Cazenave was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended, three years of probation and a $2,000 fine. ...

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South American trip slated

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is leading a business development mission to Chile and Peru Sept. 27 – Oct. 2. The trip is designed to provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses to expand trade and create business relationships in the two markets by meeting one-on-one with qualified agents and distributors for their products and services. “Chile and Peru are ...

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Swine flu cases top 100

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 31 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of July 6-12, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 212. The new cases were in Winston (nine), Lowndes (four), Alcorn (two), Harrison (two), Monroe (two), Scott (two), Bolivar (one), DeSoto (one), Hancock (one), Jones (one), Leflore (one), ...

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Peavey product wins another award

MERIDIAN — The editors of [ITAL]Guitar World[ITAL] magazine have honored the Peavey Electronics’ VYPYR 75 modeling guitar amplifier with its Gold Award for Overall Value. “Peavey’s new Vypyr Series modeling amps are packed with so many sounds and features that they offer boom, rather than bang, for the buck,” wrote Chris Gill in the August 2009 issue of [ITAL]Guitar World[ITAL]. ...

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