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Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that could be counted. At least ...

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City stuck with six old, costly buses

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg hasn’t decided what to do with six former transit system buses that are too expensive to run or repair. Barry Warnock, director of the city’s Vehicle Maintenance Department, tells the Vicksburg Post that only two of the diesel-powered buses will run. “The other four have major problems with the engines and transmissions,” he said. “I’d ...

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State lawmaker calls federal online-gaming legislation positive

The introduction of federal legislation to regulate Internet gambling could bring a calm to the patchwork of state laws that appear inevitable — or it could split the gaming lobby, leaving it up to states to write their own online gaming laws. “I think that’s a positive,” said state Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who has made two unsuccessful attempts ...

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Epps receives letter asking to leave work centers open

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Faith-based groups and advocates led by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU are asking Mississippi prison officials to drop plans to close four community work centers. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. The groups sent a letter to Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps this week, saying the work centers give inmates a chance ...

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New regulation in place, city's taxis must be inspected

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s three cab companies must have their vehicles inspected this month as part of new city regulations. The Vicksburg Post reports the city’s Public Transportation Board approved the new rules about two months ago. The grace period ended Tuesday. The cabs must be inspected at city’s Vehicle Maintenance Department. The board approved 20 amendments to the city’s taxi ...

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C Spire unveiled new retail store prototype on Coast

GULFPORT — Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has opened its new 3,800-square-foot prototype retail store in Gulfport. The new store, located at 9277 Highway 49, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s personalization program. The Gulfport store has a hands-on design to engage customers and provides a ...

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Bomgar lands IT provider in hospitality industry

JACKSON — Bomgar has a new client. Sorbis Corporation is using Bomgar’s solution to support computer workstations and servers within 80 hotels in Miami and New York. Founded in 2000, Sorbis is a managed IT service provider focused on the hospitality industry, specifically hotels, responsible for supporting approximately 2,000 workstations and 200 servers. As an IT managed service provider in ...

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Burkhalter moves last massive bridge arch in Fort Worth

COLUMBUS — Burkhalter placed the 12th and final concrete arch for Fort Worth, Texas’ new West 7th Street Bridge this week. Over the last month, Burkhalter crews transported the 300-ton precast arches from a nearby construction yard to the bridge site, where they lifted the arches and set them into place, with six arches along each side of the bridge. ...

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USDA releases disaster recovery funding for Isaac, floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reports Mississippi will receive more than $6.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support recovery from recent natural disasters. The USDA has approved Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program funding to assist in the recovery from damages incurred during Hurricane Isaac and flooding in 2012, as ...

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