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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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Mississippi 100

Friday, September 30 is the last day to submit company information for our 2011 “Mississippi 100″ List. The Mississippi 100 is our annual list of the top 100 private companies in Mississippi. Companies are ranked by annual sales revenue. Companies in our Top 10 spots last year included Ergon, Southern Tire Mart, Yates Companies and C Spire Wireless. To request ...

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C Spire Wireless Launches

RIDGELAND- C Spire Wireless, the country’s largest privately-owned wireless provider, launched retail operations in its own Ridgeland backyard on Monday. MBJ-TV caught up with spokesman Dave Miller who explains how the company, previously known as Cellular South, chose its new name.

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C Spire Wireless Launches

RIDGELAND- C Spire Wireless, the country’s largest privately-owned wireless provider, launched retail operations in its own Ridgeland backyard on Monday. MBJ-TV caught up with spokesman Dave Miller who explains how the company, previously known as Cellular South, chose its new name.

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Baptist Health Systems Breaks Madison Ground

MADISON- Staff and administration for Baptist Health Systems gathered in Madison Wednesday to break ground on a new $2 million healthcare facility. Construction will begin soon on the new medical clinic located on the corner of Main Street and Old Canton Road. The 10,000 square foot clinic is scheduled to be completed next summer. Newly appointed CEO Mark Slyter was ...

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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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