Posts Tagged ‘Business’

BILL CRAWFORD: Higher ed boards face leadership choices

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, education, Eric Clark, Hank Bounds, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds has accepted the job as president of the University of Nebraska system. Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi Community College system, has announced he will retire this year. So both the IHL Board of Trustees and the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) find themselves seeking new leaders.   The IHL […] [...]

Three arrested for cattle rustling in Hinds County

JACKSON — Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, announced that three individuals were recently arrested for livestock theft and grand larceny for an incident that occurred on Pinehaven Drive in Hinds County. Lead MALTB […] [...]

MSU to host Producer Advisory Council Feb. 19

VERONA — Mississippi State University’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center will host its annual Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 19 in Verona. Agricultural clients will meet with representatives from the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station to discuss education and research needs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the […] [...]

SBA’s deadline for economic injury disaster loans for private nonprofit organizations is Feb. 12

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Association

ATLANTA —  The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Feb. 12, 2015 is the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 28-May 3, 2014. PNPs that provide non-critical services located in the following Mississippi counties are eligible to apply: Itawamba, Jones, Leake,Lee, Lowndes, Newton, Rankin, Wayne and Winston are eligible to apply.   Examples of eligible […] [...]

Bryant accused of improper role in community college search

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board remained at an impasse in its search for a new executive director Friday, amid growing accusations that Gov. Phil Bryant has improperly intervened. Bryant denies any improper action. After failing to choose a candidate following interviews in December, Board Chairman Bruce Martin of Meridian said the board took […] [...]

Landfill pays $19,000 fine for late environmental reports

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, environment, Mississippi, NEWS

FAYETTE — A Jefferson County landfill is paying a $19,000 fine for submitting late monitoring reports. Riverbend Environmental Service agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The 489-acre landfill is located south of Fayette. A Dec. 19 order published by the department says that Riverbend broke permit terms by failing […] [...]

Kudzu bugs spread into DC area, southern Delaware, Arkansas

NEW ORLEANS — The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles west and north — as far as Louisiana, Arkansas, […] [...]

Miss. attorney general asks court to dismiss Google’s suit

JACKSON — Mississippi’s attorney general says a suit against him by Google should be dismissed. In court papers filed Jan. 12, Democrat Jim Hood argues the Internet search giant’s assertion that it is protected by federal law fails to invalidate state laws under which he’s investigating, and that Google has jumped the gun because Hood […] [...]

Ingalls announces $102,000 in Gulf Coast ‘STEM’ grants

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi, NEWS

PASCAGOULA — The Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries has awarded more than $102,000 in grants for science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at 28 schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama. Over the last seven years, the defense contractor has awarded nearly $610,000 in such grants to area schools. The projects announced […] [...]

Soap maker pays $50,000 fine for violating wastewater permit

OLIVE BRANCH — An Olive Branch soap maker is paying a $50,000 civil fine for failing to renew its wastewater permit on time and for increasing wastewater discharges. Marietta American agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The plant is a unit of hotel toiletries maker Marietta Corp. of Cortland, […] [...]

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