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North Mississippi's Sherman gains Toyota logistics provider, 100 jobs

The tiny community of Sherman, Miss., Pontotoc County has landed a large supply chain operator that will provide warehousing and storage services to Toyota and its supply base, as well as a full-service truck maintenance operation. The community of fewer than 650 residents will gain 100 new jobs over the three years from a KC Integrated Services logistics service center. ...

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Barbour joins 'super PAC' for 2012 campaigns

As reported by several media outlets, Gov. Haley Barbour announced plans to join a conservative “super PAC” of groups co-founded by former Bush advisor Karl Rove and former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie to help raise $240 million for the 2012 election cycle. The PAC comprises American Crossroads and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS, which reportedly raised $71 million in 2010. ...

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County spending data now online at SeetheSpending.org

Policy group puts data online for citizens; may sue Hinds County JACKSON – Mississippians can now see the details of spending decisions made by 62 of the state’s 82 counties at SeeTheSpending.org in an easily searchable format. “People are frustrated with the direction of government, and they feel helpless to do anything about it,” said Forest Thigpen, president of the ...

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Illegal immigrant to plead guilty to fake ID charges

HATTIESBURG — An illegal immigrant from Mexico plans to plead guilty to participating in a group that allegedly created and distributed fake identification documents, according to federal court records in Mississippi. Pastor Quihua-Gonzalez is one of 11 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards. Most of the defendants are ...

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Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals cuts global deal with CoPlex

MADISON — Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals Inc. has struck an exclusive global licensing deal with CoPlex Therapeutics on hawAD14, a preclinical oral small molecule candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Hawthorn will receive an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize hawAD14 and will be responsible for funding all future development. “In ...

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Parkway to celebrate remodeling of One Jackson Place

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. will hold a ceremony Thursday to unveil the 17,000-square-foot newly-remodeled space of GodwinGroup, a Jackson-based integrated marketing and advertising firm, and to welcome Balch & Bingham, LLP, a regional law firm, to their new 27,000-square-foot office at One Jackson Place in downtown Jackson. Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson The law firm of Balch & Bingham, LLP, ...

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NASA awards Jacobs FOSC at Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s Stennis Space Center has exercised award term period two of the facility operating services contract (FOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The FOSC provides a broad range of services to support NASA missions and more than 30 resident agencies sharing and using Stennis facilities and services The cost-plus-incentive fee award term two is valued ...

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TVA customers to pay less for power in October

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority ratepayers in October will get a break from lower fuel costs, with average residential bills expected to drop by as much as $3.50. Despite a 2 percent increase in the utility’s base rate starting next month, a TVA statement yesterday said a projected reduction in demand for power and coal-fired generation will actually reduce ...

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Five sentenced for insurance fraud scheme

BRANDON — Five people have been sentenced for their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Three employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi were accused of conspiring with 11 state employees. Six others have yet to plea or go to trial. The five ...

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Supervisors give Huntington Ingalls 10-year tax break

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have granted 10-year exemptions to Huntington Ingalls on a portion of its ad valorem taxes. Yesterday, the board unanimously granted two separate exemptions on some newer equipment and property at the shipyard, but the shipyard would still have to pay about 18 mills of the county’s 51.3 mills tax rate. Supervisors say some tax funds ...

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