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Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option

The Columbus and Lowndes County hospitality market is continuing a growth spurt with the opening of a Hyatt- Place Hotel that joins a new prototype Hampton Inn scheduled to open next month. Those properties follow a Courtyard By Marriot and a Fairfield Inn that have opened in the last three years. Hyatt-Place Columbus is only the second Hyatt in Mississippi, ...

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Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?

By Jack Weatherly The golden age of hydraulic fracturing began about 10 years ago “as oil and gas producers began to explore the nation’s massive shale formations in earnest,” according to an essay on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers website. Expansion of the technique in subterranean shale formations has pushed the United States toward oil and natural gas self-sufficiency in ...

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Mississippi Farmers Market adjusts winter schedule

The last shopping day of the year for the Mississippi Farmers Market will be December 20, 2014. The regular schedule will resume on January 31, 2015, with operating hours on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each year, the Market takes this time for cleaning and maintenance of the building and grounds. The Farmer’s Table Restaurant, located inside of ...

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Ruling stands for Pearl River Co. in plant dispute

JACKSON — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a judge’s ruling against a group of residents who sought to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Pearl River County. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30 million plant will service the ...

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McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay

JACKSON — Brandon businessman Cecil McCrory has joined former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in asking a judge to delay their Jan. 5 trial date. In a motion filed Wednesday, lawyer Don Leland wrote he has received 66 discs of government evidence against McCrory and needs more time to review it. Last week, Epps’ lawyer also asked U.S. District Judge ...

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Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is expected to announce soon its involvement in a project in Mississippi. Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite says the public part of the project has been addressed. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for ...

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Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center

By Tammy Leytham Ingalls Shipbuilding will locate its employee family healthcare center in a former Singing River Health System medical office on Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, officials announced Tuesday. The facility, expected to open mid-year in 2015, will cater to 11,500 Ingalls employees and their dependents, said Edmond Hughes, vice president of human resources and administration for Ingalls Shipbuilding. ...

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85 endangered turtles being rehabbed on Gulf Coast

GULFPORT — Scores of endangered turtles hurt by the unusual cold in Massachusetts have been brought to the Gulf Coast to be rehabilitated and eventually released into the wild. Hundreds of cold-stunned young Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have washed up on Massachusetts beaches since November. The condition — like human hypothermia — can be fatal. The Audubon Aquarium of the ...

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Wicker receives committee assignments

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has retained his seniority positions on the Senate Armed Service and Commerce Committee. Wicker’s office says in a news release that the senator will also serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. The EPW Committee oversees a broad range of issues, including oversight of the ...

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