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All American Cash Checking buys Easy Money

MADISON and TUPELO — All American Check Cashing of Madison has completed the merger and acquisition of Tupelo-based Easy Money of Tupelo. All American will merge the assets as well as their customer base into its current operations within the Tupelo retail store. Terms were not disclosed. Michael Gray, president of All American Check Cashing, said, “We are excited to ...

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Camgian Microsystems launches new, enhanced website

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation, provider of advanced electronic systems and semiconductor technologies, has officially launched its redesigned and enhanced website. The new site, at www.camgian.com, reflects Camgian’s expansion into the industrial and commercial markets while maintaining a continued focus on its government customers and programs. It provides users with a comprehensive overview of the corporation and its current initiatives, ...

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State SBA office reports yet another lending record

JACKSON — Although only half through its fiscal year, the Mississippi U. S. Small Business Administration has already set a new lending record. On March 31, 460 loans were approved totaling $198,448,900. “That’s far more than the $123,422,551 small businesses received from Oct. 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010,” said Janita R. Stewart, SBA’s Mississippi District director. “It also eclipses ...

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4-County customers participate in electricity demand program

COLUMBUS — Shuqualak Lumber, along with several other 4-County Electric Power Association commercial customers, is doing its part to curb peak demand for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and help keep electric prices affordable. Shuqualak Lumber is part of a demand response program offered through 4-County and TVA. The program offers incentives to businesses that agree to cut power use ...

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MBJ Best Political Marketing Tool Award

By Amy McCullough The MBJ’s Best Political Marketing Tool Award (which I just created) goes to Republican gubernatorial candidate Hudson Holiday’s chapstick. “‘IF YOU ARE REALLY CHAPPED'” vote for Hudson Holiday for GOVERNOR of MS.” Fantastic. Gen. Holliday is a Poplarville native who currently serves as a county supervisor in Pearl River County on the Gulf Coast. Read the Magnolia ...

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MDAC revokes license of termite control company

COFFEEVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has revoked the professional services license of Clifton D. Howe, owner of Howe’s Termite Control, LLC, of Coffeeville for violating state pest control laws and regulations. This regulatory action also orders Howe to pay a civil penalty and prohibits him from performing general pest control services for any other pest control ...

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USM adds new graduate economic development program

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic and Workforce Development has launched a new graduate certificate in economic development that teaches the basics of the practice of economic development. The 12-hour certificate is designed for economic development professionals seeking career-advancing training or students in related graduate programs desiring a specialty in economic development practice. It requires executive ...

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Mayor Hudson to make run for Thompson's seat in Congress

GREENVILLE — Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson says she’s preparing to run for Congress in Mississippi’s 2nd District. The seat has been held since 1993 by Democrat Bennie Thompson of Bolton. It was not immediately clear whether he’s seeking another two-year term in 2012. Hudson, a Democrat, says she has hired national Democratic political strategist and pollster, Celinda Lake. Hudson ...

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NASA administrator: Stennis is 'rejuvenated' facility

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reports NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. has offered additional assurances that his agency intends to complete construction of test stands at the Stennis Space Center, which he described as a “rejuvenated” facility. Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Bolden during a Senate subcommittee hearing April 11 to review the ...

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