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Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi is adding a new science building, and has gotten a boost from a $20-million lead gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson. The facility will be a significant addition to “Science Row” along the section between University Avenue and All American Drive. It comes on…

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BlueFire looks to China for financing of biofuel plant

FULTON — A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton. BlueFire Renewables Inc. of Irvine, California, says the bank has signed a letter of intent. The U.S. Department of Energy ended funding to BlueFire last year after disbursing $12 million…

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BlueFire looks to China for financing of biofuel plant

FULTON — A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton. BlueFire Renewables Inc. of Irvine, California, says the bank has signed a letter of intent. The U.S. Department of Energy ended funding to BlueFire last year after disbursing $12 million…

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Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan

Haley Fisackerly JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has agreed with Mississippi regulators to cut $35 million from the amount it is seeking from customers under a new rate plan, dropping the total to $14 million annually and setting the stage for the Public Service Commission to approve the plan by Dec. 9. Mississippi’s largest private utility…

HEALTH CARE - Market Sector

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UMMC joins national group in fight to lower colorectal cancer deaths

University of Mississippi Medical Center JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a new member of a national organization dedicated to lowering deaths from colorectal cancer. The UMMC Cancer Institute has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations working to lower colorectal deaths. Mississippi has…

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David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field

David Duval (PGA) Former World No. 1, David Duval, has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship’s field. Duval won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments between 1997 and 2001 and won a major title at The Open Championship in 2001. Along with Duval, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion, Ben Martin, has committed to the Sanderson…

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Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments

JACKSON — The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, has executed the final closing of Molpus Woodlands Fund IV, L.P., with commitments of $662.5 million,inclusive of commitments to parallel funds. The Fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. The…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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NCAA awards grant to MVSU to boost student-athletes’ academic performance

ITTA BENA — The NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) has awarded a $900,000 grant over three years to Mississippi Valley State University to support its efforts in building an academic support program for athletes. The award comes as part of the NCAA’s effort to provide institutions without programs specifically geared toward academic success for…

AGRICULTURE - Market Sector

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ROSS REILY: EPA should have historical background of Delta

  ROSS REILY If you first listen to environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency as to why they are opposed to the Yazoo Backwater project, they make a pretty compelling argument. The EPA has said the project would have incurred “unacceptable damage to these valuable resources that are used for wildlife, economic and recreational purposes.”…

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