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Why businesses are not expanding

By Amy McCullough The Great Recession is technically over, but many Mississippi businesses faced with complying with new regulations regarding banking, healthcare, the environment and labor aren’t feeling much relief. Regulatory uncertainty is the reason many businesses are afraid to expand. Even if access to credit wasn’t restricted due to new banking rules, many business owners say uncertainty over the ...

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Why businesses are not expanding

The Great Recession is technically over, but many Mississippi businesses faced with complying with new regulations regarding banking, healthcare, the environment and labor aren’t feeling much relief. Regulatory uncertainty is the reason many businesses are afraid to… >>> SEE FULL STORY <<<

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Waste conversion process heading to marketplace

STARKVILLE — A waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University is moving out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, thanks to a licensing agreement between a Louisiana company and the university’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer. The patent-pending process is used to convert waste and synthesis gas to hydrocarbons and other useful products. In the initial phase ...

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Town scrambling to get documents to IRS

METCALFE — Mayor Corey Holmes says Metcalfe has a July 31 deadline to give the Internal Revenue Service 11 years of bank statements and canceled checks, plus more documentation for the 12 months that ended June 30. He tells the Delta Democrat Times that town officials hope to beat that deadline by at least a week. The IRS says it ...

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FEMA extends NFIP deadline for flood victims

WEST MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi flood policyholders insured through the National Flood Insurance Program and affected by the April and May flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries have been granted a 30-day extension to the deadline for filing a proof of loss statement with their insurer. National Flood Insurance Program policyholders are given 60 days from the date of ...

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Workers dies following explosion at oil mill

GREENWDOOD — The Leflore County coroner says a Delta Oil Mill worker severely burned in a grain explosion June 27 has died. County Coroner Debra Sanders tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that Kendall Jasper died early July 8 while being treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. The burn center’s spokesman says Jasper’s co-worker, Terry Bates, who also was burned in ...

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Another Coast wildfire burns 80 acres

SAUCIER — Mississippi Forestry Commission firefighters spent part of Sunday extinguishing a woods fire that first started Saturday but reignited, burning an estimated 80 acres near Saucier. Randy Wilson, coastal fire coordinator for the southeast district, tells The Sun Herald a dry lightning strike from a brief thunderstorm Sunday likely reignited the fire, though the cause remained under investigation. He ...

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Biglanes plead guilty to attempted bribery

LAUREL — A father and son from Laurel have admitted trying to bribe Mississippi’s former transportation director with kickbacks on state contracts. Kenneth Biglane, 67, and Peter J. Biglane, 40, pleaded guilty July 8 to bribery and will be sentenced Sept. 30, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson said. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate could sentence each to as ...

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Steel Service shuttering Batesville plant

BATESVILLE — Steel Service Corporation is closing its Batesville facility. Company officials say the Batesville operations will be consolidated at its Jackson plant, where the company is headquartered. No date has been announced for the closing. Officials tell The Panolian that the closing will result in layoffs for “six or seven” employees. They say three or four Batesville employees will ...

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Private money, new stadium for Jackson State football loom as roadblocks for UMMC mega facility

There are two major hurdles to clear if the area around University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is to become a medical research and treatment “city.” Jackson State University has to relinquish control and management of Veterans Memorial Stadium, and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment from new and existing medical facilities has to be gathered. One ...

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