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Senators introduce new disaster recovery bill

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) have introduced legislation aimed at improving the nation’s capability to recover from major and catastrophic disasters by reforming the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The bill, which is called the Disaster Recovery Act of 2011, builds on recommendations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the ...

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Huntington Ingalls wins $697M destroyer contract

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. has been awarded a $697.6-million contract to build an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in Pascagoula. Low bidder Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, meanwhile, is being awarded a similar contract with an option to build a second ship. The Arleigh Burke-class ships are guided missile destroyers equipped with the Aegis weapons systems, and the multi-mission ...

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MDOT opens new Highway 30 bypass

PRENTISS COUNTY — The newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County is now open. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. It begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east of the intersection of Highway ...

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Camgian strikes marketing deal with ORBCOMM

STARKVILLE — ORBCOMM Inc., a Fort Lee, N.J.-based global satellite data communications company focused on two-way machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and Starkville-based Camgian Microsystems Corporation have struck a marketing agreement to supply Quantus, an M2M supply chain solution enabled by the ORBCOMM network, to the industrial market. Quantus is an M2M networking platform optimized for on-site inventory monitoring and logistics management ...

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State's GOP want judge to draw redistricting map

JACKSON — The Mississippi Republican Party is asking federal judges to redraw the state’s four U.S. House districts before the 2012 elections. In court papers filed this month, the party said there’s “no likelihood” that legislators will handle congressional redistricting on time. The next regular legislative session begins Jan. 3. That’s 10 days before the congressional candidates’ qualifying deadline for ...

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SmartSynch lands new client in Consumers Energy

JACKSON — Consumers Energy has selected Jackson-based SmartSynch to provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for its 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Terms were not disclosed. Consumers Energy’s selection of SmartSynch to provide SmartMeters concluded a comprehensive process by the utility to find the best advanced metering solution ...

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AGO gets Justice grant to fight counterfeiters

JACKSON — The Attorney General’s Office has received a $200,000 grant to continue investigations into trafficking in counterfeit merchandise. The grant will be available in 2012 for the attorney general’s “Operation Knock Out Knock-Offs” program, a multi-tiered effort combining education, investigative work and agency partnerships to discourage and combat intellectual property crime. The grant from the Department of Justice will ...

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Six more cases of West Nile virus identified

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Six newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 39. Yesterday, the state Department of Health reported one in a previously reported West Nile virus case in Jasper County. The six new cases were in Hinds, Madison, Rankin (3) and Washington counties. So far this year, cases have been confirmed ...

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