Posts Tagged ‘security’

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 […] [...]

Nightclub owners voice concerns over proposed security ordinance

by Associated Press Published: February 21,2012

Tags: bars, entertainment, municipal government, nightclubs, ordinances, safety, security, shootings

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg nightclub and bar owners say many smaller nightspots would be put out of business by a proposal to require on-site parking lots and at least three guards at every bar. The Hattiesburg American reports the City Council has scheduled a public meeting March 5 to hear public concerns. Ben Shemper, owner of […] [...]

Councilmen repeal convenience store security ordinance

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2012

Tags: convenience stores, crimes, killings, law, municipal government, ordinance, repeal, retail, retailers, robberies, safety, security, shootings

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has reversed course on a law that a majority now agrees is too burdensome on the 24-hour convenience stores it sought to protect. By a 4-0 vote, council members voted yesterday to repeal the law, which required the stores to have a security guard on duty from midnight to […] [...]

Council could appeal controversial security guard ordinance

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2012

Tags: convenience stores, crime, crime prevention, municipal government, retail, satores, security, security guards

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council could repeal a controversial law requiring convenience stores to hire security guards as soon as next month. The law hasn’t been enforced since the council passed it 4-2 in September, because it doesn’t list any penalties for violating it. Under the law, 24-hour convenience stores have to keep a […] [...]

Former USProtect workers to get millions in back pay

by MBJ Staff Published: November 29,2011

Tags: back pay, courts, federal government, lawsuit, pay, salaries, security, settlement, wages

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a global settlement that allows the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more than 2,000 security guards formerly employed by USProtect Corp., a defunct Silver Spring company that provided […] [...]

Port upgrading security with federal funding

by Associated Press 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 […] [...]

SentryNet moving headquarters out of state

by Associated Press Published: October 17,2011

Tags: alarm, alarm company, expansion, private business, relocation, security, security company, small busniess

GREENVILLE — SentryNet Inc., a business founded in Greenville in 1987, will move its operations to Memphis by December 2012. Michael Joseph, vice president of SentryNet operations, tells the Delta Democrat Times the move to Memphis is because of the company’s desire to expand. Joseph says local operations will end April 1. The company began […] [...]

Officials second-guess store security law

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2011

Tags: convenience stores, law, municipal government, retail, security, security guards, stores, Washington

JACKSON — Some Jackson officials are questioning whether a new city law on convenience store security is enforceable, and some store owners say the law will unreasonably increase their costs of doing business. The city council voted last month to require each 24-hour convenience store to have a security guard on duty from midnight to […] [...]

Hancock Bank buys anti-money laundering solution

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank is implementing NICE Actimize’s anti-money laundering, fraud prevention and enterprise risk case management solutions. The bank decided upon a single-vendor selection to “future proof” its technology roadmap during a period of rapid growth for the bank. Hancock Bank’s deployment of NICE Actimize’s solutions will address online ACH (Automated Clearing House) and wire […] [...]

Jackson State earns superior rating from Defense

JACKSON — For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service, has issued Jackson State University the highest possible security rating for the university’s compliance with the nation’s security standards. The Defense Security Service rates security postures within one of five categories — superior, commendable, satisfactory, marginal or unsatisfactory. […] [...]

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