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Smith awarded scholarship

Starkville nurse practitioner, Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, was recently named the sole recipient of a full scholarship to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship held by the Nursing Organizations Alliance in Washington, D.C. Smith is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and surgical first assistant. She also has additional certifications in orthopaedics and perioperative nursing. Smith is the director of ...

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Calder goes to BankPlus

BankPlus recently hired Lloyd Calder as assistant vice president in the bank’s Administration Office. Calder has over eight years of experience in the banking industry and 18 years of experience in mortgage origination. Calder is a licensed mortgage loan originator and was most recently employed by Trustmark National Bank. Calder is a native of Greenwood and with his wife, Susan, ...

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Landmark offer $10 million higher than South Pointe’s

With a 20-year-lease offer of $48.5 million on the table, downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center held a clear lead in the competition to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Rivals South Pointe Business Park in Clinton and Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland presented offers of $51.4 million and $53.4 million, respectively. But in the next phase of ...

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Department of Revenue workers thrilled with new home

Here’s proof that things can seem horribly bad one week and just peachy the next. On March 18, employees of the Mississippi Department of Revenue endured the ear-splitting sound of a hail onslaught banging on a tin roof and aluminum walls. Seven days later, they heard the wonderful words they’ve awaited for nearly two decades: “We’re moving.” With that announcement, ...

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State senator continues push for state offices consolidation

An effort for Capitol Complex consolidation say Mississippi — which supporters say would save $5 million a year on office leasing costs and whittle the space state workers occupy to levels consistent with federal standards — died earlier this month. The bill authored by Sen. David Blount and backed by a Millsaps College analysis easily passed the Senate but failed ...

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Golden Triangle, Key Field air control towers win reprieves

Ties to military operations have exempted Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus and Key Field in Meridian from closing under a funding cutoff set to begin April 7 under the federal budget sequester. Five other “contract towers” in the state — Tupelo, Greenville, Oliver Branch, Jackson and Bay St. Louis – failed to gain exemptions under “national interest” criteria set ...

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SemiSouth Laboratory equipment goes on auction block

For those looking to build a semiconductor and are searching for a potential great deal on some late-model manufacturing and testing equipment, there is good news coming out of the Golden Triangle. Need a NTA Vibration Table, a late-model Centrotherm Activator 150-50 Anealing Oven, a Aixtron Model VP2400HW Gas Foil Rotation Planetary Reactor? No problem. And, they can be purchased ...

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High-tech manufacturer SemiSouth Laboratories closes after decade-plus run

After a seemingly successful run of more than a decade and two recent, major expansions, SemiSouth Laboratories is now shuttered, and its equipment is up for sale. The announcement last October that SemiSouth would cease operations came as a major surprise to many, including officials at Mississippi State University where the semiconductor manufacturer was based. David Shaw, vice president for ...

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Nissan bond bill advances

The Senate passed with little debate Wednesday a bill that would authorize the Madison County Economic Development Authority to issue up to $100 million in bonds for an expansion of the Nissan plant in Canton. The bonds would not be general obligation, but would be classified as revenue-only. Nissan would service the bonds via lease payments for the buildings. Neither ...

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CVB, Chamber keep EXPO smooth

When the doors open for the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO 2013, an industrious cadre of volunteers will ensure things run smoothly. Volunteers from the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership donate many hours of their time to make the yearly event a success. Some of them will serve as registration assistants. Others help perform ...

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