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Environment Masters expands services in metro area

JACKSON — Environment Masters, specializing in heating and air-conditioning since 1957, has expanded to also serve the plumbing needs of homeowners and businesses throughout the Jackson metro area, according to Raymond J. Nalty, III, president. David Hicks, a master plumber with 28 years of local experience, heads the new Environment Masters division. A Jackson native and Reservoir resident, Hicks has ...

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Ladners' attorney asks for debris cleanup lawsuit delay

HANCOCK COUNTY — The government and attorneys for Roger and Sharon Ladner have asked a federal judge to delay a civil forfeiture lawsuit over Hancock County debris cleanup contracts while a criminal investigation is ongoing. The federal government wants to seize $1.3 million from accounts controlled by Roger Ladner and his wife. The government has said the money was illegally ...

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Entergy files suit over Vermont nuclear plant

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation announced that two of its subsidiaries, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY) and Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. (ENOI), have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont seeking a judgment to prevent the State of Vermont from forcing the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to cease operation March 21, 2012. The ...

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Cochran questions river maintenance budget

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is seeking insight into how the Army Corps of Engineers will set priorities for maintaining Mississippi river shipping lanes and harbors in light of reduced federal funding. Cochran serves on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee that conducted a hearing April 13 on the FY2012 budget requests for the Army ...

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Farish Street Ready to Rock?

By Stephen McDill Watkins Development is the latest commercial developer to tackle Jackson’s economically barren Farish Street. In the below video, MBJ-TV and MBJ staff writer Ted Carter get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic district’s first block of scheduled renovations.

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Trustmark acquires banking operations of Heritage

JACKSON and CARTHAGE — Trustmark Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, has acquired the banking operations of Heritage Banking Group, Carthage, in a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-assisted transaction. At Dec. 31, 2010, Heritage had approximately $224 million in total assets and $196 million in total deposits. Substantially all loans and other real estate acquired are covered by a loss share ...

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Rival MUW alumni groups decide to merge

COLUMBUS — Rival alumni groups have agreed to set aside their differences of the past four years and work together to support Mississippi University for Women. The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association and Mississippi’s First Alumnae Association said that they had voted to merge. The Commercial Dispatch reports that after the April 16 announcement on the Columbus campus, alumni ...

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Barbour asks for FEMA joint assessment of storm damage

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based upon initial figures from ongoing damage assessments by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local officials from storms that crossed the state April 15, Gov. Haley Barbour requested Individual Assistance Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Damages to homes and businesses in Greene, Hinds and Kemper counties from the storms will ...

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Nonprofit established to administer BP oil spill grant

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Haley Barbour announced BP has agreed to provide $16 million in funds to help the recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism and hospitality industries from economic damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The governor indicated a written agreement is pending. BP gave state and local entities $18 million to promote tourism ...

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Farish Street Renaissance?

JACKSON- Watkins Development is the latest commercial developer to tackle Jackson’s economically barren Farish Street. MBJ-TV and MBJ staff writer Ted Carter get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic district’s first block of scheduled renovations

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