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State tax collections down nearly $5 million in November

The budget balancing that lies ahead for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant and the 2012 Mississippi Legislature just got tougher. The monthly report from the Department of Revenue shows that Mississippi’s November revenue collections fell below the estimate by 1.5 percent, or almost $4.9 million less than anticipated. Adding to the difficulty of the balancing act is a projected decline of about ...

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Rubenstein dies of heart attack

JACKSON — Michael Rubenstein, the long-time director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson, has died. He was 60. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rubenstein died of a heart attack Wednesday night, according to his office in Jackson. Rubenstein had served as executive director of the Sports Hall since 1996. During his tenure, the hall began hosting events to ...

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Deadline extended for LLCs to register under new state law

JACKSON — The State Legislature implemented a new law requiring Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) to file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s Office or face administrative dissolution. This is the first year LLCs are required to file an annual report with the Agency. “The annual report provides much-needed transparency in who and what is conducting business in Mississippi,” ...

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Delta Health Alliance CEO Karen Fox under investigation for possible misuse of funds

What began as a wrongful termination lawsuit against the non-profit Delta Health Alliance has ended in its CEO under investigation by a federal grand jury over the possible misuse of money at the agency. James Hahn, former vice president of programs at Stoneville-based DHA, which provides healthcare to the poor in the Mississippi Delta, was fired in May 2010 after ...

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Email from Nash to Delta Council’s Morgan included in DHA court file

According to Democratic strategist Jere Nash, there are two kinds of embarrassment Mississippi public officials can endure – the public kind and the kind that comes from their peer and social groups. CLICK to see related story: Delta Health Alliance CEO under investigation for possible misuse of funds Nash made that clear in a May 2009 e-mail to Delta Council ...

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Credit union approved to expand its field of membership

JACKSON — Mississippi Postal Employees Federal Credit Union (MPEFCU) has been granted approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to expand its field of membership to include federal government civil industry employees and retirees in the State of Mississippi. In addition to the thousands of postal service employees the credit union currently serves, under the new expansion MPEFCU’s financial ...

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Bomgar unveils Intel-friendly IT support solution

JACKSON — Bomgar announced it can now enable IT support professionals to remotely troubleshoot and resolve issues below the operating system level by using Intel technology. Bomgar users can now access devices powered by Intel Core vPro processors to power up or down and reboot PCs, read and update the BIOS, reimage the drive, and more, all from a remote ...

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Exceed Technologies expands into Tupelo

TUPELO — Exceed Technologies, a full-service information technology company, has expanded into the Tupelo market. Exceed Technologies was founded in Columbus in 2001 by Jeremy Bandre’, the company president. Since then, it has grown from two employees to 19, with four of them working in the Tupelo location. “We’re proud of our company’s success in Columbus, and we see Tupelo ...

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New Coast neighborhood offers 'cottage village'

PASS CHRISTIAN — A new neighborhood in downtown Pass Christian is expected to appeal to people who want to live and work in the heart of Gulf Coast town. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports the neighborhood is a mixture of MEMA cottages and what’s being called “green cottages.” There are 40 cottages in all. Twenty of the rental homes are one-story, ...

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