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Greenville reimbursed for Parks & Rec director’s embezzlement

January 16, 2015

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GREENVILLE, Mississippi – Seventy-thousand dollars stolen from the City of Greenville by former Parks & Recreation chief  Yvette Yeager has been returned to City coffers. The repayment is part of the court-ordered restitution for Yeager, who embezzled $85,155  over a five-year period from October 2007 through September 2012. This money was recovered following the investigation […]

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Holder putting stop to cops seizing our belongings without cause

January 16, 2015

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred, the Washington Post reports. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago […]

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Fitch awards solid, stable AA rating to new IHL borrowing

January 15, 2015

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The candidate selected to replace the departing Hank Bounds as Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education will inherit a sound and stable borrower profile for the State Institutions of Higher Learning. In a Jan. 13 ratings report, Fitch Ratings Service maintained the AA rating on a new issuance of revenue bonds the IHL expects to sell […]

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Managing wild hog nusiance is workshop topic

January 15, 2015

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GRENADA — The Grenada County Extension Office will hold a wild-hog management workshop on Feb. 9 for landowners, hunters and timber professionals across the state. The “Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop” is from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grenada County Extension Office. Topics include basic wildlife damage management; wild hog history, biology and […]

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Mississippi projects part of nearly $1 billion public-private conservation partnerships

January 14, 2015

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Mississippi, the 49 other states and Puerto Rico will receive more than $370 million in federal funding for 115 high-impact conservation projects as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program. In turn, these projects will leverage an estimated $400 million in partner contributions to improve the nation’s water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the […]

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Fed’s Atlanta district reports employers switching to hiring mode

January 14, 2015

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Reluctance to add workers is waning across the South, the Atlanta Fed reports.

Demand for workers has increased throughout the Atlanta Federal Reserve District in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve reported in the Jan. 14 Beige Book. Published several times a year, the Beige Book provides assessments of economic conditions in the nation’s 12 Fed districts. Beige Book information is gathered from a network of business sources in […]

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FHA mortgage holders getting half-percent cut on insurance premiums

January 9, 2015

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An improved housing market has led the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent. The premium cut is projected to save more than two million FHA homeowners an average of $900 annually and spur 250,000 new homebuyers to purchase their first home […]

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Science will meet sweat at new Guruz Fitness

January 9, 2015

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If you’re looking for a new place to work off those extra pounds the holidays gave you, mark down Jan. 15. That’s the grand opening day for Guruz Fitness Studio at 6935 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland. Operated by chiropractor Dominique Chagnon and wife Lacee, the studio applies science through use of a specialized heart rate based […]

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Survey of business & political leaders shows dismal assessment of roads, bridges

January 8, 2015

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Electronic voting by about 150 business and political leaders Thursday showed that eight out of 10 of those surveyed rank repairs and maintenance of Mississippi’s highways and bridges above all other transportation infrastructure needs. Roads and bridge repairs and upkeep won out over such pursuits as expanding the state’s highway system and upgrading airports and […]

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MDA grants KiOR forbearance after biofuels maker defaults on payment

July 3, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — In a sign that biofuel maker KiOR Inc.’s money troubles aren’t letting up, the start-up company will make a $250,000 forbearance payment to the Mississippi Development Authority in exchange for 120 days to get current on its nearly $70 million debt to the MDA. KiOR defaulted on a $1.87 million payment that was […]

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