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Reporter to Santa: 1. Sugar, 2. Spice, 3. Technology for campaign finance database

By Amy McCullough If wishes were horses, campaign contributions in Mississippi would be easier to search. The Mississippi Business Journal understands the state has limited resources and appreciates the Secretary of State’s inclusion of campaign contribution pdfs online. But if we could change one thing as far political reporting goes, our Ethics Commission would have an adequate budget, and Mississippi ...

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Miss. utility sending credits to customers

LUCEDALE — Singing River Electric Power Association is returning $3 million in revenue to current members. Company officials say the amount the current member receives will be based on kilowatt-hour sales billed between Dec. 7, 2010, and Jan. 6, 2011. The average residential customer will receive a credit of about $45-$60 on their bill. The Mississippi Press reports the credit ...

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Ground broken for new Highland hospital

PICAYUNE — On Dec. 8, representatives from Forrest General Hospital, Highland Community Hospital, Roy Anderson Corporation and Forrest and Pearl River counties participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Highland Community Hospital in Picayune. In May 2006, Forrest General purchased what was then Crosby Memorial Hospital, renaming it Highland Community Hospital. Site work has already been completed and construction ...

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Investigation of illegal workers on Coast widens

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Prosecutors say the federal case accusing Gulf Coast men of hiring illegal immigrants for a government project is tied to similar violations six years ago, and that a Biloxi business was involved and later began using shell companies to hide the hiring practice. After a lawyer for one of three businessmen arrested in November filed a ...

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Anderson looking to buy cross-town Riley

MERIDIAN — Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian has taken a step toward purchasing nearby Riley Hospital by filing a letter of intent with the Mississippi State Department of Health. The Meridian Star said the letter was filed Dec. 1. Anderson Regional said in a statement that negotiations are underway “but no formal agreement has been reached at this time.” ...

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Harvey named president/CEO of DRMC

GREENVILLE — Delta Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees has named J. Stansel Harvey to serve as CEO and president. Harvey, with a master of health services administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is coming to DRMC with over 28 years of hospital leadership experience including nine years as president of a 229-bed hospital in Fort Worth, ...

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Mississippi Power to break ground for Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking next week for its $2.4-billion electric power plant in Kemper County. The event is scheduled for Dec. 16. Details of the event have not been announced. The Mississippi Development Authority is handling the event. The 582-megawatt plant is being built between Mississippi 493 and Mississippi 495 near the Liberty ...

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Fed releases details on banks that took loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Three banks in Mississippi got millions of dollars from a Federal Reserve short-term loan program aimed at stabilizing financial markets. The Fed began pumping trillions of dollars into the financial system last year through an array of short-term lending programs. The central bank intensified its efforts after the crisis worsened with the fall of Lehman Brothers in ...

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PSC gives nod to proposed landfill-gas power plant

CLAY COUNTY — Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the PSC has unanimously approved the Golden Triangle Regional Waste Authority’s request to construct a 1-megawatt facility in Clay County that will convert landfill gas to electricity, becoming the first project that uses that process in Mississippi. The power generated by the waste authority will be sold to ...

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Tropicana sells Horizon to Nevada company

VICKSBURG — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. says it has sold its Horizon Vicksburg Casino in Mississippi, subject to regulatory approval. The riverboat casino has 382 slot machines and a 117-room hotel. Tropicana, controlled by investor Carl Icahn, will sell the casino for $3.25 million plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The buyer is Delta Investments & Development, LLC, a Nevada-incorporated company, ...

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