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Anti-abortion activist says he is a peacemaker

Jackson anti-abortion activist Roy McMillan is disputing a claim he has used racial slurs and cursing in his crusade against Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic. The Mississippi Business Journal in this blog and in a July 16 issue reported on some of McMillan’s activities outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, including one claim from a neighboring business owner that McMillan ...

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Thompson raises $1.2M; his three opponents combined get less than $8,000

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s campaign war chest tops $1.2 million, far more than his Republican and independent opponents, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. The FEC reports cover the period ending June 30. Thompson is running for an 11th term in Mississippi’s 2nd District. Thompson’s Republican opponent Bill Marcy of Vicksburg reported $5,853 ...

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Molpus Woodlands, Boston firm purchase nearly 2M acres in four states

JACKSON — The Hancock Timber Resource Group of Boston and Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group have purchased the 1.88 million acre timberland portfolio of Forest Capital Partners, the companies report. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Hancock Timber is acquiring 376,000 acres in Louisiana, 573,000 acres in Oregon, 138,000 acres in Idaho and 264,000 acres in Washington. Molpus is acquiring ...

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MDEQ closes beach; lightning could have caused contamination

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a precautionary beach closure for one sampling station in Harrison County. The area of the closure is at Station 12A, Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue.  The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. The city of Biloxi reported to MDEQ ...

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Airport lands funds to improve aircraft accommodations

CORINTH — Local officials have accepted a grant of $204,520 to improve aircraft accommodations by enclosing the hangars. The Daily Corinthian reports Alcorn County and Corinth officials agreed to funds for work at the jointly owned airport. Corinth-Alcorn County Airport officials say the project would be completed in 2013. Airport board of directors chairman Waco Epperson says some aircraft have ...

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Comcast launches Xfinity Home service in metro Jackson

JACKSON — Comcast has launched Xfinity Home across the company’s Jackson metropolitan service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 monitoring as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The ...

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Freeman donates big to pro-Obama group

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Mississippi native Morgan Freeman recently donated $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama political action committee or “super PAC.” The Oscar-winning actor is currently starring in his third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Freeman spoke with MBJ-TV in 2011 about his support for then Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett.

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MC School of Business accreditation reaffirmed

Accreditation for the Mississippi College School of Business has been reaffirmed according to the college press office. In a released statement, MC says the Kansas-based Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs reaffirmed the national accreditation for their business school at a June 17 meeting in Baltimore, Md. MC was among 21 of the association’s member institutions gaining that honor. ...

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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not have come at a better ...

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