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Mississippi volunteers donate quilts to wounded veterans

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, winter

COLLINS — Nearly a dozen veterans left south Mississippi with fuller luggage after Covington County quilters surprised them with early Christmas gifts. Members of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers spent months piecing together fabric in anticipation of the annual Hot Coffee Hunts for Heroes welcome dinner on Dec. 12. The meal, which included a fish fry […] [...]

85 endangered turtles being rehabbed on Gulf Coast

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, environment, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — Scores of endangered turtles hurt by the unusual cold in Massachusetts have been brought to the Gulf Coast to be rehabilitated and eventually released into the wild. Hundreds of cold-stunned young Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have washed up on Massachusetts beaches since November. The condition — like human hypothermia — can be fatal. […] [...]

Wicker receives committee assignments

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, Roger Wicker

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has retained his seniority positions on the Senate Armed Service and Commerce Committee. Wicker’s office says in a news release that the senator will also serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. The EPW Committee oversees a broad range of […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?

This is not the Ole Miss Hotty Toddy cheer, but instead a more serious question requiring a lot more than Flim Flam and Bim Bam. Although that, along with plenty of other spin, will be shared as a result of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA’s “Enhanced Interrogation.” Everyone should study the report […] [...]

Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union to merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: banking, BILOXI, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS

BILOXI –  Wesley Health Systems Federal Credit Union, located in Hattiesburg, will merge with Keesler Federal Credit Union on Feb. 28, 2015.  First chartered in 1968 to serve employees of the former Methodist Hospital, Wesley FCU now serves all of Forrest County and select employee groups in Forrest, Lamar and Marion Counties. Wesley FCU will […] [...]

Former Harrison County utility chief indicted on federal charges

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — A former Harrison County supervisor is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal conspiracy charge related to bribes prosecutors say he took from a contractor who was doing business with the local utility authority. Prosecutors say 65-year-old Kim Savant, who resigned earlier Tuesday from the board of supervisors, agreed to have criminal charges […] [...]

U.S. Small Business Administration awards MDA funding for state trade and export promotion program

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, editorial, MDA, Mississippi, NEWS

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded the Mississippi Development Authority funding for the Mississippi State Trade and Export Promotion Program. The STEP Program allows MDA to provide financial and technical assistance to small- and medium-sized Mississippi companies interested in growing their business through trade. Administered by MDA’s Trade Bureau, the program helps reduce some […] [...]

Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, Commercial Real Estate, Mississippi, NEWS, retail

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today proposed plans for a possible store in the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee that could increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Southeastern United States as its first store in the state. The potential store could open as early as Fall 2016 and is contingent […] [...]

Tourism group asks Jackson County for room tax

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked Jackson County supervisors for a 2 percent nightly occupancy tax on hotel rooms to support tourism. Harrison and Hancock counties have heads-on-beds taxes in place that raise money to support the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jackson County does not. […] [...]

Retired Mississippi chancery judge Ray Montgomery dies

by Published: December 16,2014

Tags: Business, judge, law, Mississippi, NEWS

CANTON — Retired Chancery Judge Ray H. Montgomery of Canton died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 79. The Mississippi Supreme Court announced Montgomery’s death Monday. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Canton. Burial will be in Cato Cemetery in Johns, Mississippi. After retiring, Montgomery heard cases as a […] [...]

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