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Trio of notable Ex-Atlanta Braves at Trustmark for FanFest

Klesko, McMichael, Nixon – the names are not exactly legendary in Atlanta Braves’ lore, but each of the three players left their mark at Fulton County Stadium. Fans of the Mississippi Braves will have an opportunity Saturday, March 31, to meet Ryan Klesko, Greg McMichael and Otis Nixon during the M-Braves’ Inaugural Fan Fest at Trustmark Park from 10 a.m. ...

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Ragazzi awarded certificate

Venture Technologies technical architect Brian Ragazzi was one of the first engineers in the world to receive the EMC Cloud Architect Expert (EMCCAE) certification. Ragazzi’s other certifications include VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design (VCAP-DCD), VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Administration (VCAP-DCA), VMware Certified Professional 4 – Desktop (VCP4-DT), and several other EMC, VMware, VCE, Citrix ...

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Cochran cosponsoring resolution of disapproval over proposed H-2B changes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will support legislation to stop the implementation of new federal regulations governing a temporary foreign worker visa program, saying the regulatory changes are flawed and detrimental to seasonal industries like shrimping on the Gulf Coast. Cochran announced that he would cosponsor a joint resolution of disapproval challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed ...

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New Jersey investment firm buys industrial building for $16.2M

OLIVE BRANCH — Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation of Freehold, N.J., has acquired a 234,660-square-foot industrial building located at 8644 Polk Lane, Olive Branch, at a purchase price of $16.2 million. The property is net-leased for 10 years to Anda Pharmaceuticals Inc., a distribution division of Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. The building is situated on approximately 12.3 acres. It is a ...

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Coast city officials wrestle with $600K budget deficit

OCEAN SPRINGS — The city of Ocean Springs is looking at possible fee increase or reductions in spending to address a projected $600,000 deficit in next year’s budget. The Mississippi Press reports City Clerk Shelly Ferguson outlined alternatives for the board of aldermen this week. The board asked Ferguson to come back in April with firm recommendations for it to ...

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MTA program managing biomass/renewable energy council

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) is now under the management of the Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS), a program of the Mississippi Technology Alliance. MBREC will be housed alongside SBS in Ridgeland. “MBREC is on the move to bigger and better things,” said John Mabry Jr., president of MBREC. “We recognize that Mississippi has an abundant ...

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Councilmen mull what to do with historic structure

TUPELO — The clock is ticking on a proposal before the Tupelo City Council to move the historic Spain House to another location. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the city has six months to move Spain House before a two-year deadline expires and reopens the possibility of demolition. The century-old Spain House has served as a home, a funeral ...

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2011 IBC Generates $10 Million for Mississippi

From the International Ballet Competition: “An independent economic impact study shows that the ninth USA International Ballet Competition generated $10.2 million for Miss. The impact is a 35 percent increase from the 2006 competition and a 61 percent increase over the 2002 event. Compiled by the Department of Economic and Workforce Development at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg ...

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Aldermen review thousands in charges to Davis' city credit card

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says he and fellow aldermen spent nearly six hours in a closed-door session Tuesday reviewing thousands of dollars in charges to Mayor Greg Davis’ since-canceled city credit card. Alderman Ronnie Hale said the state auditor’s office, which has already ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 in personal charges, requested that the Board of Aldermen ...

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Legislature passes first versions of budget bills

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are starting to pass the first versions of budget bills for the year that begins July 1, but much of what they’re approving now is likely to change during the next several weeks. The House and Senate face a late-April deadline to allocate money for everything from schools to prisons. Top lawmakers say the state will ...

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