Posts Tagged ‘Homeland Security’

Woman arrested, accused of selling counterfeit goods

PONTOTOC — A woman has been arrested for selling and producing counterfeit DVD’s in the Tupelo area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Mildred Jones, 49 of Pontotoc, was arrested after a traffic stop on McCullough Boulevard, within the city limits of Tupelo, led to a large stash of allegedly counterfeit CD/DVD’s. Tips from the […] [...]

City council trims department heads’ pay

MERIDIAN — The City Council has voted to cut the salaries of some department heads. Mayor Percy Bland, who was elected in June, replaced some department heads and kept others. In doing so, he set higher pay for directors of community development, homeland security and the chief of police. The chief administrative officer’s salary was […] [...]

Thompson pushing Congress for levee-repair program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The top Democrat on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee says Congress must establish a program to help state and local governments repair levees across the nation. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi says he issued his statement in response to a report by The Associated Press that showed 326 levees covering more […] [...]

Thompson to keep chair of Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bennie Thompson is keeping his post as the top Democrat on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California made the announcement yesterday, along with Thompson. He says in a statement that he hopes homeland security will continue to receive bipartisan support. He also says he wants Congress […] [...]

Abandoned package shuts down Meridian Regional

MERIDIAN — A suspicious package left in bushes near the terminal of Meridian Regional Airport has turned out to be harmless. The airport had been shut down and evacuated after the package was found yesterday about noon. The Meridian Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Meridian Homeland Security, TSA, and the airport authority responded, and later […] [...]

DHS presents small business award to Madison Services

MADISON — Madison Services recently received the 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Achievement Award. The award recognizes Madison Services’ outstanding work in support of the FEMA Temporary Housing Mission in Mississippi. Kevin Boshears from DHS Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization noted that the company’s work was conducted on time and under the […] [...]

Ledbetter appointed to chair

J.W. Ledbetter, homeland security advisor for Gov. Phil Bryant and executive director for the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) as chairman for the Homeland Security Advisors Working Group (HSA-WG). Ledbetter also serves as chairman of the Critical […] [...]

Cochran: What happened to Coast Guard cutters’ funding?

PASCAGOULA — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) wants to know why the budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard no longer recommends funding for National Security Cutters (NSCs) #7 and #8, vessels that have long been planned for the agency. Cochran questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the Coast Guard’s shipbuilding budget during a […] [...]

Dallas company looking to purchase Seventh Knight via stock swap

VICKSBURG — Fusion-Q of Dallas, Texas, has made a tender offer to acquire the shares of Seventh Knight Inc. Under the terms, Fusion-Q has tendered an offer to acquire Seventh Knight with Fusion-Q preferred stock in exchange for the 9,674,403 shares of common stock outstanding stock of Seventh Knight. Thereafter, each Fusion-Q preferred share would […] [...]

Port upgrading security with federal funding

by Published: November 23,2011

Tags: Homeland Security, ports, river, security, transportation

VICKSBURG — New security gates and cameras are in the works at the Port of Vicksburg. Tom Murphree, regional sales manager for Kinder Morgan, the port’s contract operator, tells the Vicksburg Post funding came from a $380,000 in federal grant. Murphree says the beefed-up security system will replace old chain-link gates and cameras and should […] [...]

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