Archive | September, 2012

SBA extending direct loans to coastal businesses, residents in wake of Isaac

September 25, 2012

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  Hurricane Isaac’s late August battering of the Mississippi coast has left an estimated 1,500 businesses eligibility for low-cost federal disaster recovery loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition to disaster assistance applications from 1,558 businesses that claim at least some property damage, another 27 businesses that had no physical damage but […]

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Merger gives Balch & Bingham Florida presence

September 25, 2012

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Balch & Bingham, a Birmingham-based law firm with an office in Jackson, has merged with Jacksonville, Fla.’s Stoneburner Berry Glocker Purcell & Greenhut, a six-attorney firm known for its banking, transactional and wealth management practices. The merger marks Balch & Bingham’s first expansion into Florida and increases the firm’s business and financial services practices. Balch […]

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Run domestic violence out of town — in a purple dress

September 25, 2012

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JACKSON — Grab your running shoes and favorite purple “dress” and join the Domestic Violence Services Center of Catholic Charities Inc. and Jaco’s Tacos for a sunset 5K Purple Dress run/walk fundraiser through downtown Jackson. The event will be held Oct. 25 with check-in beginning at 5 p.m. The run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. […]

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Stennis Space Center gets new director

September 25, 2012

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NASA officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Richard J. Gilbrech as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Bay St. Louis. Gilbrech replaces outgoing director Patrick Scheuermann, who has taken a job as director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Gilbrech previously served at SSC director from 2006-2007 […]

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Community Trust Bank opens Highland Colony location

September 24, 2012

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  Ridgeland’s newest banking location has opened its the doors at 1063 Highland Colony Parkway. Community Trust Bank says its new location features many innovative design elements that allow customers to use the bank services quickly and efficiently. The two-story financial center includes multiple full service drive-through lanes, and new “dialogue” towers in the lobby. […]

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(VIDEO) Who’s ready for Fair food?

September 24, 2012

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Everyone knows that Mississippi is one of the fattest states in America (translation: on Earth). The eatin’ season down here usually starts the first week of October with the Mississippi State Fair and ends sometime after the Super Bowl. From college tailgates to harvest festivals, Mississippians are fixing to do what we do best. And […]

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Time Magazine takes extensive look at Mississippi’s sex ed effort

September 24, 2012

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Mississippi’s new school sex education effort to reverse a teen pregnancy rate that exceeds that of all other states is highlighted in a lengthy story in the current issue of Time Magazine. The magazine notes the mixed nature of the curriculum, with some districts opting to “abstinence only” instruction often led by local pastors and […]

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Sanderson Farms sues Mississippi union over complaints

September 21, 2012

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JACKSON — Sanderson Farms Inc. has sued a union, claiming its union representatives filed meritless complaints with federal agencies and made slanderous statements to news organizations. The Mississippi-based poultry producer filed the lawsuit Aug. 28 in Jones County Circuit Court against the Laborers International Union of North America Local 693 and the Southeast Laborers’ District […]

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UMMC: Clinical trial reveals pterostilbene reduces blood pressure in adults

September 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A form of pterostilbene, a compound found naturally in blueberries, reduces blood pressure in adults, according to results of a clinical trial presented Thursday (Sept. 20) at the American Heart Association’s 2012 Scientific Sessions on High Blood Pressure Research in Washington, D.C. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted by University of […]

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Mississippi legislators tossing in towel on education

September 20, 2012

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by Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some of the state’s political leadership seems to be throwing in the towel when it comes to fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Senate President Pro-Tem Terry Brown, R-Columbus, House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, and House Ways and Means Chair Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, […]

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