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Mississippi bankers 'Get in the Game' at 123rd annual convention

SANDESTIN, Fla. — Under the theme of “Get in the Game,” more than 500 Mississippi bankers and their guests turned out Thursday morning for a trade show and opening general session of the 123rd annual convention of the Mississippi Bankers Association. The trade show drew nearly 50 exhibitors looking to provide products or services to Mississippi banks. Insurance providers, ATM ...

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Levee holding, but Port City still reporting issues

GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville is reporting a number of issues related to the historic rise of the Mississippi River. Officials are dealing with such issues as displaced wildlife in the city limits and the concern of the impact of the floodwaters on the water and sewer systems. The Mississippi River is now expected to crest at 65 feet ...

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Report: Mississippi's foreclosures fall — slightly

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of Mississippi homeowners facing foreclosure has taken a slight dip. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosures nationwide, said that in April, foreclosure-related actions were taken against 361 properties in Mississippi. Those actions ranged from an initial notice of default to outright repossession by a lender. Last month, 149 properties were scheduled for a foreclosure sale. ...

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Bomgar forms strategic partnership with Fruition Partners

JACKSON — Bomgar and Fruition Partners have formed a strategic partnership to create an advanced integration between Bomgar’s remote support solution and SaaS for IT service management from ServiceNow. Fruition Partners has been a ServiceNow partner for more than three years. In partnership with Bomgar, Fruition has developed an integration that allows support representatives using ServiceNow to initiate a Bomgar ...

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KiOR breaks ground for first biofuels production plant

COLUMBUS — Gov. Haley Barbour joined executives from KiOR and state and local officials today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of KiOR’s first commercial biofuel production facility in Columbus. The company announced in August 2010 it would locate five biofuel production facilities throughout Mississippi, a company investment of $500 million that will create at least 1,000 direct and ...

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Twin Creeks officially opens solar panel manufacturing plant

SENATOBIA — Gov. Haley Barbour was in attendance yesterday for the opening of Twin Creeks Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar panels. In April 2010, Barbour and Twin Creeks’ CEO Dr. Siva Sivaram announced the company would be constructing its first 100-megawatt manufacturing facility in Senatobia. The new plant will create 500 jobs, in two phases, ...

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for storm victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is now accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from those living or working in counties that received a federal disaster declaration because of damages from tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred in April. President Barack Obama this week declared an additional 18 Mississippi counties eligible for individual assistance, opening the door ...

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Obama declares disaster, roads closing due to floodwaters

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Gov. Haley Barbour announced that the 14 counties affected by the Mississippi River flooding have been declared major disaster areas eligible for Individual Assistance by President Obama. The counties included in the major disaster declaration include Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Jefferson, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties. Other counties may be added ...

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