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Homes to be demolished as park development begins

NATCHEZ — Derelict houses along the Natchez bluff could soon be coming down as the National Park Service gears up for work to develop a park at the site of Fort Rosalie. Natchez National Historical Park superintendent Kathleen Jenkins said the park service expects soon to have clearance to remove deteriorating housing from the fort site. The Natchez Democrat reports ...

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New water management strategy could save farmers money

STONEVILLE — Ten years of research indicates that a water management strategy can save rice producers money on fuel and conserve water without hurting yields. Joe Massey, a scientist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, has focused his career on water conservation in agriculture. With funding ...

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Scientists assessing irrigation software designed for farmers

STONEVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists are evaluating a free software tool that can increase irrigation efficiency for the state’s soybean producers. MSU Extension Service irrigation specialist Jason Krutz, MSU Extension and research professor Tom Eubank, systems engineer Lyle Pringle and MSU Plant and Soil Sciences professor Joe Massey are field testing a computer program that calculates furrow irrigation system ...

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Governor introduces 'energy roadmap' at summit

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is renewing his focus on promoting energy-related development. Bryant unveiled an “energy roadmap” yesterday at the Mississippi Energy Summit, including promoting oil and gas production, finding ways to use the state’s available energy resources to attract more business, improving energy efficiency, expanding energy-focused research and training workers to take advantage of opportunities. When inaugurated, Bryant ...

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Lockheed Martin delivers first module for GPS III spacecraft

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has delivered the first spacecraft’s propulsion core module to the company’s Denver, Col.-area GPS Processing Facility (GPF). According to the company, the milestone represents the program’s first major hardware delivery for GPS III Space Vehicle 1 and highlights the satellite’s initial ...

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MSU to hold grand opening of business incubator

STARKKVILLE — Mississippi State University will hold the grand opening of the newest building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Mississippi Development Authority, the 20,000-square-foot building is home to a new business incubator, as ...

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MEP.ms: Polymer group assists in plant expansions

HATTIESBURG — The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) reports the Mississippi Polymer Institute provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies, yielding $2.9 million in direct financial impact during the 2012 fiscal year. This assistance also led to the creation of 18 news jobs in the state. This work was reflected by independent auditors during the national survey ...

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Rolls Royce gets USDA loan to expand test facility

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Rolls Royce engine testing facility at Stennis Space Center will soon be expanding thanks in part to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan program that is available only through rural electric cooperatives such as Coast Electric Power Association. The USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLEG) program allows businesses and city and county ...

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Supervisors vote down Old Capitol Green; project in doubt

JACKSON — Plans for a $1 billion revitalization project for downtown Jackson have been thrown into doubt because of a decision by Hinds county officials to back out. The proposed Old Capitol Green project included office, residential and retail space and a 450-space parking garage. The Clarion-Ledger reports county supervisors voted 3-1 to bow out of the project after a ...

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Cochran supporting NASA decision on Stennis' B-2 test stand

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss) is supporting a NASA recommendation to rehabilitate and reuse the B-2 test stand at Stennis Space Center to meet rocket test infrastructure needs of the agency. Cochran said he was informed recently that NASA has allocated $12 million in funding to initiate the rehabilitation and reuse of the B-2 test stand as part ...

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