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Yes Virginia, Mississippi does have buffalo

By Stephen McDill Meredith Anderson isn’t just another scrappy general contractor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Hurricane Camille & Hurricane Katrina survivor and her Hancock County family are proud owners of a small herd of Montana-born American bison (”buffalo”). Buffalo herds used to populate the Magnolia State thousands of years ago until they were driven west by the hunter ...

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Ershigs cuts ribbon on fifth Tri-State building

IUKA — Ershigs Inc. recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest facility. The fifth of Ershigs’ buildings in the Tri-State Commerce Park, the new facility offers 65-foot ceiling, and is designed to manufacture very large fiberglass and composite structures. Ershigs invested approximately $1.26 million, and Tishomingo County provided $313,799 for the new facility, which will create 52 new jobs. ...

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Cochran backing bill to consolidate Energy, EPA

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would consolidate the Environmental Protection Agency with the Department of Energy in order to eliminate duplicative functions and streamline federal environmental and energy functions. Cochran is an original cosponsor of the Consolidation of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency Act of 2011 (S.892), which was introduced by Sen. Richard ...

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JSU to take part in U.S.-Pakistani cooperative program

JACKSON — Jackson State University has been awarded more than $400,000 from the U.S. Department of State to establish a Biostatistical Consulting Center at a Pakistani university. The project is part of the State Department’s Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program. “Pakistan and the United States have a long history of cooperation,” said the project principal investigator H. Anwar Ahmad, ...

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Callon Petroleum reports net income increase

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company reports net income of $4.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, compared to net income of $3.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2010. Highlights of meaningful events thus far in 2011 include: • Completed a public equity offering of common stock which ...

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Trustmark hires Grafton as independent board chairman

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation, and its subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, announced that Daniel A. “Dan” Grafton has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Trustmark and the bank. Grafton has been a member of Trustmark’s board since 2007 and of the bank’s board of since 2006. He retired, in 2007, as president of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, a ...

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Renasant puts mobile banking facility in storm-torn Smithville

SMITHVILLE — Renasant Corporation has placed a temporary mobile banking unit in the same location as its former Smithville branch that was destroyed by the recent tornado. The mobile banking unit is equipped with a drive-through, three teller windows, two offices and a night depository. It is scheduled to open for full service to Smithville clients during the week of ...

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Another riverboat casino closes due to rising Mississippi

VICKSBURG — Rainbow Casino announced yesterday that the casino has received an emergency order from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to close the casino as of today at 4 a.m. until floodwaters recede. “As the Mississippi River continues to rise the Gaming Commission has ordered the casino to close,” said Paul Avery, Rainbow Casinos’ vice president and general manager. “We encourage ...

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MEMA: Mass evacuation plan in place for Washington County

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports a plan has been developed for a mass evacuation of Washington County and the Delta’s largest city, Greenville, if a breach in the main levee system occurs due to the flooding Mississippi River. MEMA said while breaches are considered unlikely, a mass evacuation plan for Washington County is in place if needed. ...

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2011 SBA Prime Contractor of the Year

Meredith Anderson, managing member of Can’t Be Beat LLC shares her company’s story and her own work ethic with MBJ-TV. Subscribers can read more about Meredith from MBJ’s 2nd quarter Construction issue. Just click here.

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