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Troubled state agency selling boats worth estimated $400K

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources will open bids July 16 for two large fishing vessels once owned by a foundation run by the agency’s former director. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports the vessels are a 36-foot Topaz and a 42-foot Californian. They are docked in Biloxi and are worth an estimated $400,000. A classified ad says MDMR is soliciting ...

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Governor calls special session to keep Medicaid afloat

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said today that he’s calling lawmakers into special session at 10 a.m. Thursday to keep the state’s Medicaid program alive and funded once the new state fiscal year begins July 1. The Republican is not asking lawmakers to expand Medicaid, which is an option under the federal health care law that President Barack Obama signed ...

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Two Duvall Decker projects honored with Gulf States Awards

JACKSON, Mississippi —  Jackson architectural firm Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. took home two top regional design awards during the American Insitute of Architects Gulf States Region Design Awards ceremony in Denver, CO. The Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center at Tougloo College and the Oak Ridge House in Jackson were the only projects from Mississippi to be ...

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Lt. Gov. Reeves releases statement on Medicaid special session

“I have talked with Gov. Bryant and Speaker Gunn, and we have agreed the House will take up Medicaid reauthorization first. I support extending the agency for one year to study ways to reform the program, improve care and find efficiencies to save money. “Earlier this year, the Senate reauthorized and funded Medicaid without expansion in a bipartisan vote. Unfortunately, ...

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MDA: Hankins Lumber Company re-opening in Grenada

GRENADA, Mississippi — Officials from Hankins Lumber Company have announced the company is reopening its facility in Grenada, Miss., following a 15 month closure due to the downturn in the economy. The project represents a $1.5 million investment and is creating 120 jobs, many of which will be filled by former employees working at the facility when it closed. A ...

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Help navigating Obamacare available at new Balch & Bingham blog

JACKSON, Mississippi — Balch & Bingham LLP has launched the Affordable Care Act Review, a blog authored by members of the firm’s Affordable Care Act Strategists, a cross-disciplinary team created to provide advice and guidance on the ACA. The ACA Review, at acareview.com, serves as a resource to provide information, practical commentary and analysis to the business community, says the ...

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Teach for America names Deborah Elmore Vice president of teacher leadership development

OXFORD, Mississippi — Teach For America today announced the appointment of Deborah Elmore as the vice president of teacher leadership development in the Mississippi region. Elmore has 36 years of experience teaching and leading schools and school improvement in Mississippi and Florida. In her new role, Elmore will support Teach For America staff and 375 teachers currently reaching nearly 32,000 ...

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Delta Regional Authority to invest $102,125 in local manufacturing facilities in Montgomery County

Expansion of Screw Conveyor Corporation will bring new jobs to north central Mississippi WINONA, Mississippi —  Montgomery County’s economy will receive further investment from one of its anchor industries, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. The DRA will invest $102,215 in the expansion, reparation, and renovation of manufacturing facilities for the Screw Conveyor Corporation located in Winona. ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 total awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his ...

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