HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi bank is expanding further into Alabama. First Bancshares of Hattiesburg says it will buy BCB Holding Co. of Mobile, Ala. for about $6.6 million in cash and stock. First Bancshares says it expects to complete the acquisition before the end of June.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The city of Southaven has a contract with a new vendor for its annual July Fourth fireworks show. The Commercial Appeal reports that the board of aldermen has approved a contract with PyroFire Displays to provide the fireworks for its Independence Day celebration at Snowden Grove Park.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant and others say Mississippi is a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields. Leaders gathered yesterday in Jackson to discuss expanding what's called enhanced oil recovery. Proponents say it could be a way to increase oil production while storing carbon dioxide underground, mitigating global warming.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics. The plan, proposed by Gov. Phil Bryant, is meant as a partial alternative to expanding the Medicaid insurance program for poorer people.
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