Archive for June, 2009

Centers earn accreditation

LAUREL — Southern Heart Center and Heart Care Center–Laurel, both a service of Hattiesburg Clinic, have been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The laboratory is one of the first 1,000 echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be recognized for its commitment to […] [...]

Cartoon – June 29, 2009

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Parkway honored for great workplace

JACKSON — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) together with The Great Place to Work Institute Inc. (GPTW) has named Parkway Properties Inc. one of the “50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America” in 2009. The list, now in its sixth year, ranks the top 25 small and top 25 […] [...]

PSC files ‘No-Call’ complaint

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has filed a formal complaint against SVM Inc. and an individual, Mike Moneymaker, both of Sparks, Nev., for alleged violations of Mississippi’s No- Call Law. The PSC alleges in its complaint that the company made unsolicited telemarketing “robo-calls” to Mississippians registered on the state’s No-Call List. “The […] [...]

House passes Defense authorization

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives has completed its consideration of HR 2647, the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The Defense Authorization Act authorizes $550.4 billion for the Department of Defense and each of the military services and a $130-billion contingency fund for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The House approved the […] [...]

EIGS unveils new guide

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OXFORD — The University of Mississippi’s Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has released a special, magazine-style publication about geospatial technology. “Mississippi’s Guide to Geospatial Technology” provides information about how geospatial technology offers everyday solutions for everyday business areas including homeland security, real estate, agriculture, utilities, natural resource management, recreation, transportation and public health among […] [...]

Hood releases official opinion

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JACKSON — In response to a request from Rep. Cecil Brown, Attorney General Jim Hood has given his official opinion as to the ability of various state agencies and branches of government to operate and expend funds after July 1 if there is no appropriations bill passed in the Legislature. Hood wrote in part: “The […] [...]

MSAs’ unemployment beats average

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AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates were higher in April than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas (MSAs), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. All four of Mississippi’s MSAs were well up, though all four were well below the national average. Thirteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 31 areas […] [...]

Mid-South lands ‘green’ grant

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JACKSON — The Mid-South Community Development Corporation has been awarded an $80,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas through its partner bank, BankPlus. The funds will be used in the development of the Harmony Estates subdivision in the Georgetown community of Jackson to assist first-time homebuyers and qualified […] [...]

GE, USM to collaborate

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BATESVILLE and HATTIESBURG — Gov. Haley Barbour and officials from GE Aviation have announced a unique research collaboration with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for technology and advanced material development in the company’s Composites Operation in Batesville. GE’s partnership with the USM School of Polymers and High Performance Materials is focused on the development […] [...]

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