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County wants loan to build levee for KiOR plant

NATCHEZ — Adams County is applying for a $3 million state loan to help pay for a levee to be built on the site of the former Belwood Country Club. The levee is part of the county’s commitment to an economic recruiting package to bring alternative fuels company KiOR to Adams County. The Belwood property fills with water during high ...

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Comfort Revolution bringing 200 new jobs

BELMONT — Officials from Comfort Revolution, developer of sleep products, is locating manufacturing operations in Belmont, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The company will locate in the 432,650-square-foot building formerly occupied by Schnadig Furniture Corporation. The project will create 200 jobs within three years. “We looked at sites throughout the southeast for the new plant but were most ...

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Bayou Cassotte reopened after large fish kill

JACKSON COUNTY — State agencies say it is once again okay to fish and swim in Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed the Jackson County area to fishing and water contact last Sunday, after investigating a fish kill. A notice yesterday said ...

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Fish kill prompts closure of Bayou Casotte industrial area

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have issued a fishing and water contact closure for Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound within 1,000 feet of the mouth of the bayou. The agencies say staff investigated a fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County on Sunday ...

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Huntington Ingalls-built Navy ship passes sea trials

PASACAGOULA — The amphibious transport dock Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth built at Huntington Ingalls Industries, recently returned from successful builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Dock trials started last week, and the ship left HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division Aug. 21 for three days of at-sea testing. More than 200 test events took place during the sea trials, ...

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Omega: Facilities ok after Isaac, but fish-catch expectation lowered

MOSS POINT — Omega Protein Corporation reports, based on preliminary reports from its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, that it has suffered no material property damages from Hurricane Isaac. The Houston, Texas-based company that operates a facility in Moss Point says it suffered only some immaterial impact that is not expected to affect its overall operations, although the review is ...

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Sanderson Farms building plant in North Carolina

LAUREL — A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County, N.C., for a new chicken plant. Sanderson Farms says no decision has been made on when to start work on the plant near Interstate 95 and N.C. 97 southwest of Rocky Mount, N.C. Chairman and CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. says the company plans to hire 1,100 ...

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Sanderson Farms sees profitable third quarter

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. reported net income of $28.7 million for its fiscal third quarter, a turnaround from a loss a year ago, as improved market conditions boosted revenue 22 percent. The results beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares jumped almost 6 percent in premarket trading. The Laurel, Miss.-based chicken producer cautioned that while market conditions improved during ...

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Class-action lawsuit brought over Eaton-Frisby litigation

JACKSON — Bernstein Liebhard, LLP, of New York, has commenced a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of a class of purchasers of Eaton Corporation common stock between August 2, 2009, and June 4, 2012. The complaint alleges that Eaton issued false and misleading statements concerning its executives’ involvement in ...

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Coast aldermen give go-ahead to beer brewery

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to approve a small, specialty brewery for the city. The Sun Herald reports it will be in an outbuilding on the property of Broome’s Grocery and will produce 1,500 to 3,000 barrels a year beginning in November. Crooked Letter Brewing Co. will sell a lager, a dark and ...

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