Archive for 2010

SBA disaster loan applications still available

by Published: December 30,2010

Tags: banking and finance, disaster recovery, disasters, loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Mississippi that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are still available to small businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes economically impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred from April 23-24, 2010. “Businesses and non-profit organizations that suffered economic losses as a result […] [...]

Ex-AG Moore featured on new campaign

by Published: December 30,2010

Tags: advertising, law, media, state government

ADA, Okla. — On Jan. 1, Ada, Okla.-based Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. launched a special promotional and recruitment program, “Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.: A Business for Today,” on the Fox Business Network (FBN), a part of the Fox News Network (FNN). Additional segments of the program are now being developed and will feature a variety […] [...]

Texas company buying Southern Pines for $750M

GREENE COUNTY — PAA Natural Gas Storage of Houston, Texas, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SG Resources Mississippi, LLC. The primary asset of SG Resources is the Southern Pines Energy Center natural gas storage facility. Total consideration is approximately $750 million. Subject to regulatory approval, the transaction is expected to close during […] [...]

Pharmacy closing after 118 years in business

by Published: December 30,2010

Tags: drugs, healthcare, pharmacies, retail

AMORY — Peoples Drug Company will close the doors Dec. 31, ending its run as Amory’s oldest pharmacy in Amory. A pharmacy has existed in the same location on Main Street since 1892. The pharmacy burned in 1893 and was rebuilt in 1894. The only thing saved from the fire were blue apothecary jars that […] [...]

Hospital spending nearly $1M to build vault

by Published: December 30,2010

Tags: construction, healthcare, hospitals

MCCOMB — Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has awarded an $879,500 bid to build a vault for the cancer center’s new linear accelerator. The Enterprise-Journal reports Smith Painting & Contracting of Hattiesburg was awarded the project in late December. The new vault at the Mississippi Cancer Institute will be next to the existing structure that […] [...]

Health Department: Flu activity ‘widespread’

by Published: December 29,2010

Tags: disaseases, flu, healthcare, illnesses, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting widespread flu activity throughout the state. Flu activity is monitored through the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Sentinel Surveillance System, made up of healthcare providers in Mississippi such as family practice clinics, student health centers, pediatricians, primary care physicians and hospital emergency departments that report […] [...]

Rail line finally reopens following derailment

by Published: December 29,2010

Tags: manufacturing, railroads, transportation, travel

VICKSBURG — Freight trains can again reach International Paper’s Vicksburg Mill. The Vicksburg Post reports the tracks reopened over the weekend. On Dec. 12, a train pulling 30 freight cars carrying rolls of paper left the tracks and caught fire near U.S. 61 North and Mississippi 3. There were no injuries. International Paper has been […] [...]

Beverly Drive-in arsonist still on the loose

by Published: December 29,2010

Tags: arson, law enforcement, theaters

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg Metro Crime Stoppers is now offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to the fire that destroyed the Beverly Drive-In. Diane James, Metro Crime Stoppers coordinator, tells the Hattiesburg American that aside from damaging a major historic site, the fire also posed considerable danger for the […] [...]

Crews to perform ‘blow down’ to stop gas leak

by Published: December 29,2010

Tags: disaster, emergency, energy, natural gas

COVINGTON COUNTY — Work crews will perform a blow down today at a natural gas storage cavern in Covington County to reduce pressure caused by a pipeline leak. The process, officials say, is expected to release four million cubic feet of gas into the atmosphere. However, officials say there would be not be any health […] [...]

Virginia company wins NASA’s NSSC contract

by Published: December 29,2010

Tags: aerospace, defense

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has awarded a 10-year contract to HP Enterprise Services of Herndon, Va., for Agency Consolidated End-user Services, or ACES. This firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $2.5 billion and four-year base period with two three-year option periods. The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services […] [...]

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