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Where you @?

Facebook may be king of the social media hill this week with their highly anticipated public offering, but here at MBJ we try to be well-versed in all the social media platforms.         Here are some favorite Twitter handles that we follow in no particular order. Chuck Jordan, Mayor of Greenville @GvillMayorChuck Volunteer Oxford @OxfordVolunteer Gulf Coast Expo @gulfcoastexpo Yazoo ...

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Deadline nearing for SBA drought-related disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1 through Aug. ...

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TEC lowers long distance rates for residences, businesses

BAY SPRINGS — TEC has decreased its residential and business non-day long distance rates by 17 percent. The rate decrease is retroactive to May 1. “As part of our vision, TEC’s focus is to make a positive impact on our customers, our employees and our community,” said Joey F. Garner, executive vice president of TEC. “In today’s economy, we are ...

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Corps reports museum nearing completion; opening set for July

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center is nearing completion. The museum will consist of a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building attached to the Motor Vessel Mississippi. The building will include a reception area, orientation theater, interactive displays and exhibits and a classroom/activity room. Displays and exhibits inside ...

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State House recognizes Bomgar founder business success

JACKSON — The Mississippi House of Representatives recently commended Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, being the innovative force that created Bomgar, an international provider remote support software. In House Resolution 94, the House of Representatives noted the technological developments made by Bomgar and his company, which have furthered the state’s stand in the technology world. “I am ...

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Another county earns NWS' StormReady designation

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Claiborne County has received Mississippi’s 46th StormReady designation. Mississippi has 23 counties, 16 communities, four state universities and three government sites designated as StormReady in Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous ...

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Appeals Court rules against VT Halter in Navy-trade secrets lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — Federal prosecutors say the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has vacated a $1.4 million judgment against the Navy for allegedly disclosing trade secrets on the design of a military craft to a rival. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the appellate court has ruled against United States Marine Inc. and Pascagoula-based VT Halter Marine Inc., ...

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Coast city to appeal judge's decision on proposed annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian plans to appeal a judge’s decision denying the city’s request to annex 5.4 square miles in Harrison County. That’s according to a court notice the city has filed. The Sun Herald reports the city will appeal to the state Supreme Court the ruling specially appointed Chancellor Hollis McGehee entered May 4, after ...

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Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown ...

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