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LaPrad added to staff

Debra LaPrad, M.D., has joined the Eye Associates of the South as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. An Alabama native, LaPrad completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University and Ochsner Program in New Orleans. She earned her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and took her internship in preliminary medicine at Ochsner Medical ...

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Read November 30 issue of MBJ

THE COST OF LOSING Good football teams create good business— by Clay Chandler GULF COAST Oyster harvesting in full swing— by Lisa Monti PERS Fixed share key for boosting funded ratio— by Ted Carter TRANSPORTATION River at Greenville likely to drop farther with Mo. River impoundment— Ted Carter REAL ESTATE New Orleans developers look to Bay St. Louis ties— by ...

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Covered payroll rate stays same for the first time since 2005

The governing board of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) has settled on 15.75 percent as an employer contribution rate that will return the $20 billion retirement fund to safer ground. If the 15.75 percent of covered payroll rate holds beyond 2013, it will mark the first year since 2005 without a hike in the amount the state, ...

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TEC appoints McCoy

TEC has appointed Rosemary McCoy as customer relations representative II at TEC of Jackson Inc. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in customer service. McCoy, currently residing in Jackson, graduated from Belhaven University with a bachelor of business administration.  

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Twin Creeks Technologies goes under, owes Mississippi $26 million

In Nov. of 2011 the Mississippi Business Journal reported Twin Creeks Technologies’ new 88,000-square-foot factory, funded with $26 million in state dollars, sat in Senatobia with very little going on. Twin Creeks spokesperson Tarpan Dixit said, at the time, the plant was not in commercial production but in “validation mode” and waiting for certification — but that was not the message ...

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All American closes on another acquisition in Louisiana

MADISON — All American Check Cashing has completed the acquisition of Community Financial Center of America, of Houma, La. Terms were not disclosed. This marks the fourth merger and acquisition for All American this year and increases the total number of retail stores in Mississippi and Louisiana to 40. Michael Gray, president of All American Check Cashing, said, “This acquisition ...

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MDA launches new tool to identify minority businesses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Mississippi Minority Business Registry, a resource for businesses and public entities looking for prospective suppliers or contractors that can meet their procurement needs. The new registry can be accessed online at www.mmbr.org. A component of MDA’s Diversity in Contracting initiative, which focuses on increasing minority- and women-owned business participation in ...

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Leaders hoping to meet with Corps over critically low river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Federal lawmakers from Mississippi River states hope their meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers addresses the waterway’s critically low levels, which threaten to bring barge traffic to a halt. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois will join colleagues from middle America during a meeting today in Washington with Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy. At issue is the ...

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