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Airport adds Atlanta flights

GULFPORT — A public charter airline company will begin operating nonstop flights three days a week between Atlanta and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport July 8, the AP reports. Airport officials announced the new service operated by Southern Skyways in a news release June 1. The flights will be a partnership among Southern Skyways, which is operated by Atlanta-based Aviation Advantage Inc., ...

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Absentee ballots show disparity

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office has released the percentage of absentee ballots cast during the 2009 municipal primary elections. These numbers reflect only those entered by a city into the Statewide Management System or submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. Still, the numbers show significant variations from election to election. “These results indicate a wide disparity ...

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Dealer Floor Plan introduced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer government-guaranteed loans to finance inventory for eligible auto, recreational vehicle, boat and other dealerships under a new pilot program. Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) financing will be available beginning July 1. It is a line of credit that allows dealers to borrow against their inventory, and then repay that debt as ...

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Cellular South: Ready for storms

RIDGELAND — With the 2009 hurricane season right around the corner, Cellular South has taken steps to bolster its network and mobilize its employees to protect against a major storm-caused disaster. “Our preparations are designed to give customers maximum reliability from their wireless phones at the time of greatest need,” said Trey Howard, director of network operations for Cellular South. ...

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ARRA funding awarded

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of nearly $143 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The projects are designed to help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment systems for rural towns and communities in 21 states. In Mississippi, stimulus funds are ...

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CMI shows positives

COLUMBIA, MD. — Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion about whether or not there is reason for some optimism regarding the U.S. economy’s recovery. The National Association of Credit Management believes its May Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) shows the worst may be over. The latest CMI combined index rose from 44.3 to 45.4, which equals levels not ...

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SBA names state's best

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has unveiled its 2009 SBA Mississippi Small Business Award winners. The SBA will honor its 2009 the winners during a dinner reception June 16 at the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU in Jackson. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. The 2009 SBA Mississippi Small Business Award winners are: • Small Business Person ...

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U.S. files suit

GOLDEN — The United States has filed a civil complaint against PowerTrain Inc., Wood Sales Co. Inc., and Tool Mart Inc., all based in Golden, alleging that they imported and sold more than 78,000 Chinese-made engines that do not meet federal air pollution standards, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court ...

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Parkway sells Texas facility

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. has closed the fee simple sale of the 1717 St. James Place office property located in Houston, Texas. The gross sales price was $8.7 million; Parkway received net cash proceeds from the sale of approximately $8.4 million. The office building, built in 1975, is a 110,000-square-foot property that was 87.9 percent occupied at June 1. ...

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New and expanded facilities near $5B

  Expansion, aerospace and defense help boost state’s numbers   Last year clearly was not the best of times for building new facilities or expanding existing ones. Tight credit markets, the high cost of building materials and the recession delayed many projects. The Toyota plant in Blue Springs is the classic example. The chilling effect of the financial crisis and ...

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