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How Mississippi turned $3.5 million into $80 million

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has validated that old adage that you must spend money to make money. A Washington Post report published today details how increased tax collection enforcement efforts from a $3.5 legislative allocation helped lead to collection of $190 million in unpaid taxes and increase state revenues by more than $80 million over the previous year. The ...

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SBA appoints Lance Foster to head Gulfport branch

GULFPORT, Mississippi — Lance P. Foster, economic development specialist in the Small Business Administration’s Gulfport Office, has been named manager of the SBA’s Gulfport branch. Foster will handle distribution and promotion of the agency’s economic development programs and counseling services to Mississippi’s 12 most southern counties. He has been with the SBA since March 2006, formally holding the titles of ...

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Son of John Stennis dies at 78 in Jackson

JACKSON — John Hampton Stennis, a lawyer and former state legislator who was the only son of the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis, died yesterday. He was 78. Kim Perrett, a spokeswoman for the Jones Walker law firm, confirmed Stennis died Thursday morning. Stennis was a partner in a law firm — Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis — that ...

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Port lands $14M grant from USDOT for improvements

PASCAGOULA — Officials at the Port of Pascagoula say a $14-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be part of a $44-million improvement project that will create a more efficient rail connection into the port The Mississippi Press reports that the $14- million federal “TIGER” grant will be combined with $10 million from the state, $15 million from ...

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Mississippi Power CEO talks about rate hike for Kemper plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. CEO Ed Holland has told a Mississippi newspaper that if a 22 percent rate hike is approved to pay for its Kemper County power plant, the company won’t try to hit up customers for more. Holland told The Clarion Ledger in a meeting yesterday that shareholders will eat hundreds of millions in cost overruns ...

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White Construction of Ridgeland promotes Tracy B. Bailey

Tracy B. Bailey has been promoted to director of preconstruction services for White Construction’s Ridgeland headquarters. Bailey has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having been involved in the construction industry since 1983. He joined the White Construction staff as a project manager in 2007. Bailey has served the last 39 months as senior project manager on the ...

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MISSCO Contract Sales has hired Jonathan Chappell and Autumn Marie Stallings

  MISSCO Contract Sales has added new employees. Jonathan Chappell has been hired as a sales representative for mobile furniture for the commercial and healthcare markets. Chappell is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He has previously worked for Sherwin-Williams, Associated Office Systems and Interior Elements Storage Division. Also, Autumn Marie Stallings has been hired to manage interior ...

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Michael J. Cox joins Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Michael J. Cox, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in the practice of orthopaedic surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Cox completed an orthopaedic internship and residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic ...

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Mississippi State Hospital honors anniversaries of employees

Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with August anniversary dates for their years of service. Shircell Massey of Clinton, Edna Jackson of Jackson and Barbara Hilton of Mendenhall were all recognized for providing 20 years of service to the hospital. Massey is the director of staff education at MSH, Jackson is a client care support supervisor in the housekeeping department ...

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