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Bryant announces $53 million for 15 coast restoration projects

Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Tuesday 15 restoration projects for 2019.These projects will add more than $53 million to the total of more than $560 million already being spent on restoration projects in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “I am proud of the legacy during this administration of ensuring restoration funds are spent in the most ...

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Natchez plant invests $3 million, adds 20 jobs

Great River Industries is expanding its operations in Natchez. The project is a $3 million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs. “Great River Industries’ prime location along the Mississippi River in Natchez allows the company unobstructed port access so its employees can quickly ship products to market, enabling the company to remain competitive in today’s demanding economy,” Gov. Phil ...

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Scandal-hit Nissan’s profits crash amid lower global sales

Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co.’s fiscal second quarter profit totaled 59 billion yen ($541 million), down from 130 billion yen in 2018. Quarterly sales slipped nearly 7% ...

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Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker’s cancellation

The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university’s student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, but Krauss said she was told by a professor that ...

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Mississippi Democrat Espy to run again for US Senate in 2020

Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy is announcing another run for U.S. Senate, setting up a 2020 rematch with Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. Espy made the announcement Tuesday morning, telling supporters by email that “I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and the United States.” A former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. House member, Espy lost ...

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No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers. “Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile ...

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Analysis: Democrats evaluating Mississippi election losses

Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party’s strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year’s general election. The two Democrats at the top of the ticket were Attorney General Jim Hood, who lost the governor’s race to Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and state Rep. Jay Hughes, who lost the lieutenant governor’s race to Secretary of State ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Campaign season yields some interesting results

As Thanksgiving looms one thing we can all be thankful for is that Mississippi political campaigns are over and done. No more negative ads. No more recorded telephone calls. No more yard signs decorating every open space on major thruways. The just ended campaign season did have some interesting results, though. Republicans in January will take over all statewide offices. ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — On the road with Jim Dees as the mountain comes to Livingston

Jim Dees is sporting his regulation Hawaiian shirt, with a black undershirt to ward off the night chill and mist, as he prepares to hold forth as host of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. He sits on the first row as he reads over his notes and chats with the night’s literary and musical guests. The house band, The Yalobushwhackers, ...

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Stocks edge lower as investors listen for trade deal clues

U.S. stocks fell in early trading Friday as investors grew more uncertain about prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The market is still poised for a winning week and major indexes were just below record highs set a day earlier. Wall Street has been cheering the latest push to sign an agreement before more costly tariffs ...

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