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ECD changes name to Hope Enterprise Corporation

JACKSON — Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) has adopted a new name: Hope Enterprise Corporation. The change, which became effective Jan. 1, reflects the organizations geographic expansion beyond the Delta to other distressed areas in the Mid South and its sponsorship of Hope Credit Union, a community development credit union. Collectively, the organizations will be branded as HOPE. In ...

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Court rules in favor of condo/yacht club project

HANCOCK COUNTY — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to allow construction of a 472-unit condo development and yacht club on the Jourdan River. Jourdan River Estates, LLC, owns 269 acres of land in Kiln. In 2008, the group submitted plans to construct 472 condos, a 130-slip yacht club/marina, and ...

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Study: Viking Classic has $22M impact on state

MADISON — Researchers at Mississippi State University have determined the Magnolia State’s only PGA Tour event, the Viking Classic, has an impact on the Mississippi economy in gross output or sales of approximately $22 million. Commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority, the study surveyed about 2,500 attendees at the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 tournament at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The ...

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Mississippi State makes national ranking for research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is among the nation’s leading major research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In the foundation’s latest analysis of American higher education, the state’s largest public institution of higher learning is designated as “a very high research activity university,” which represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities ...

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Miss. Power wants another rate increase

By Amy McCullough Here we go again. The Kemper County clean coal plant got approved this summer, but Mississippi Power Company (MPC) and the state Public Service Commission are still continuing the coal vs. natural gas debate that we first began writing about in December 2009. This time the subject is MPC’s coal-fired Plant Daniel in Jackson County. If that ...

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Oh, Canada

By Wally Northway When Stephen Brereton speaks, Mississippians should listen, particularly business people. Brereton is consulate general of Canada, the Magnolia State’s top trading partner. More than 67,000 Mississippians hold jobs due to Canadian trade, which is valued at approximately $1.5 billion. That’s a bunch of zeroes that are hard to ignore. Brereton and aides Rob Pengelly and Kimberly King ...

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Supervisors vote to talk about hospital project

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors have voted to move forward with negotiations with Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on the medical center’s plans to build a new $300-million facility in Oxford. The Oxford Eagle reports that next up in the process is the Oxford City Council. Earlier this week, the board of supervisors voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding ...

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Foreclosures prove mixed bag in Magnolia State

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As the national home foreclosure crisis spread out of its initial hotspots, foreclosure activity fell last year in Jackson, while rising sharply in Gulfport-Biloxi, a national tracking firm said Thursday. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said that nationally, foreclosure filings for homeowners increased in 72 percent of the 206 metropolitan areas it surveyed. Those filings ranged from an initial ...

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Cut sewer line forces Gulfport beach closure

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, is working closely with local officials to advise residents about a beach closure: The affected beach is at Station 10 at the U.S. Naval Home/Veterans Hospital, near Oak Avenue in Gulfport from Alfonso Drive eastward to the VA Main Entrance. An advisory previously issued for Station ...

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