Archive for August, 2010

Standard Life Building Reopens

  Watkins Development of Jackson and New Orleans-based HRI Properties prepare for tenant move in day at the historic Standard Life Building in downtown Jackson. [...]

Bay St. Louis Remembers Hurricane Katrina

BAY ST. LOUIS- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill witnessed and wrote about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Bay St. Louis five years ago this week. He recently returned to the western edge of the Mississippi Gulf Coast where the recovery continues. [...]

Kior to Build Biofuel Plant in Columbus

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: biofuel, Columbus, Haley Barbour, KIOR

JACKSON- Gov. Haley Barbour announces that Kior, a biofuel company based in Houston, Tex., wants to build a plant at the Port of Columbus that will use technology and other groundbreaking processes to convert wood and wood products into oil. [...]

MUW’s V3 College signs more two-year schools

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: education, higher education

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women’s (MUW’s) new online college, V3 College, has partnered with more than half of Mississippi’s community colleges to educate students statewide. Most recently, V3 College signed agreements with Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC), Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC), East Central Community College (ECCC) and Copiah Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin). V3 […] [...]

Fondren improvements getting federal TEP funds

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: community development, construction, transportation

JACKSON — According to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials, federal Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) funds have been authorized by MDOT executive director Larry L. “Butch” Brown to be allocated to the City of Jackson. Funding in the amount of $2 million has been authorized for a bike/pedestrian trail, curb and gutter, lighting and landscaping […] [...]

Health Department awards CONs for three projects

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: construction, healthcare, hospitals

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Health has issued certificates of need (CONs) for three projects. The projects are: • Covington County Hospital and Nursing Home (d/b/a Arrington Living Center) in 
Collins — for the cost overrun to CON #R-0556-A for the construction/establishment of a 60-bed skilled nursing facility. The additional capital expenditure is […] [...]

Senators allege Russia reneging on poultry agreement

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: agriculture, food, international trade, poultry

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has joined more than two dozen senators, both Democrats and Republicans, and sent a letter to the Russian government expressing their concern regarding Russia’s failure to fully honor its recent commitment to allow U.S. poultry products back into Russia. President Obama and Russian President Medvedev reportedly came to an […] [...]

Jindal requests lifting of moratorium, gets no response

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal again sought an end to President Barack Obama’s moratorium on deepwater oil drilling as he met yesterday with two members of the president’s commission investigating the BP oil spill: former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and National Geographic Society executive Terry Garcia. He got no promises. Graham said two […] [...]

Sentencing of ex-bank employees postponed

GULFPORT — Sentencing has been reset for Oct. 12 in U.S. District Court for two former employees of Hancock Bank’s Ocean Springs main branch in a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme to defraud the bank branch. Margaret Migues, former branch operations manager at the Hancock Bank main branch in Ocean Springs, and Doris Burney, a former teller […] [...]

Escape route started for trapped Chilean miners

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: mining, workplace safety

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — Thirty-three men stuck far underground are now the longest-trapped miners in recent history as a huge drill begins digging a planned escape route. The men were trapped Aug. 5 when a landslide blocked the shaft down into the San Jose copper and gold mine in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. Last […] [...]

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