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State creates Intellectual Property Crimes Center

JACKSON — Authorities have announced the creation of the Mississippi Intellectual Property Crimes Center, a website to help consumers recognize and report counterfeit goods. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood made the announcement today in a news release. Hood says members of the public can access the site and there’s a secure section for law enforcement agencies. The National White Collar ...

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Health Department awards CONs to five projects

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued five certificates of need (CONs) for projects scattered across the state. Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko has received CON authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0812 (expansion/renovation of hospital). The proposed expenditure was changed due to additional costs from excavating an existing landfill and filling with ...

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Hosemann touts changes to sports agent law

JACKSON — New revisions to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, or laws which govern sports agents operating in Mississippi, provide greater protection to our student athletes, according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Recent events in the media regarding relationships with student athletes and sports agents have prompted the need for more attention to the laws which govern contact and ...

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Choctaws used credit to pay for casino construction

SANDERSVILLE — Although the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said in May that profits from its casino had paid off its $18 million construction costs at its Bok Homa casino in Jones County, financial documents show that the tribe used a $10-million line of credit to help pay that cost. A campaign flier from Beasley Denson, the tribe’s miko, or ...

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Viking Range pulling out as PGA sponsor

MADISON and GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corp. of Greenwood is pulling out as sponsor of the PGA Tour event in Mississippi and tournament officials have until late September to find a new sponsor or sponsors, director Randy Watkins said. Just under $1 million is needed, and the tournament could lose its spot on the 2012 PGA Tour calendar if it ...

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Entergy workers helping with hurricane recovery

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi workers are on the East Coast, helping in the recovery from Hurricane Irene. Crews have left to go to Rockville, Md. They plan to restore service for customers of Pepco Holdings Inc. in the Washington, D.C., area. PHI utilities sent workers to help Entergy restore service to its customers following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “Because we ...

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Flood victims to be offered buy-out program

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg officials will hold a forum on Sept. 1 at the Vicksburg Auditorium for homeowners in the areas hit by the 2011 flood who are interested in participating in a voluntary home buyout program. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city will apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Mississippi River crested at 57.1 feet ...

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Prime Time Agency wins another Telly

GULFPORT — The Prime Time Agency of Gulfport was recently honored in the 32nd Annual Telly Awards for a 30-second television spot created for LoCoco and LoCoco, P.A., a Mississippi Gulf Coast law firm. The spot titled “Tough Attorneys Who Care” was written by Jacqueline Nofsinger, directed by Peter Petro of CAVU and produced by Ted Riemann. Ted Riemann, president ...

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Jackson State earns superior rating from Defense

JACKSON — For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service, has issued Jackson State University the highest possible security rating for the university’s compliance with the nation’s security standards. The Defense Security Service rates security postures within one of five categories — superior, commendable, satisfactory, marginal or unsatisfactory. According to JSU, a superior ...

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Housing authority mulling RV park, campgrounds unhappy

BILOXI — The Biloxi Housing Authority is considering building a recreational vehicle park on U.S. Highway 90. Owners of other campgrounds in the city say they have been struggling since Hurricane Katrina and are just getting back on track from the oil spill. They don’t welcome more competition. Bobby Hensley, director of the Biloxi Housing Authority, tells The Sun Herald ...

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