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Rug Decor owners buy division

GULFPORT — CCA Global Partners Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Rug Decor division to a group led by three of its current Rug Decor franchisees. Terms were not disclosed. The franchisees, Rick Ruby, Keith Rhodes and Bob Ellis, currently own a total of six Rug Decor stores, and have been members of the Rug Decor ...

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MSU getting CSREES grant

STARKVILLE — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $3.3 million in grants to 23 institutions in 19 states to enhance their international research and teaching capabilities. Mississippi State University is included in the award, and will receive $149,825. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) administers the funds through the competitively awarded ...

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DMH's Focus up for award

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH’s) accelerated leadership development program, Focus, has been selected as one of eight regional finalists for the 2009 Council of State Government (CSG) Innovations Award. DMH will present the program to the Southern Regional Innovations Selection Committee Aug. 17. In 2007, DMH developed the Focus program to offer employees an opportunity to ...

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Bomgar teams up with KACE

RIDGELAND — Bomgar Corporation has entered into a joint marketing and technology partnership with Mountain View, Calif.-based KACE, a systems management appliance company. Under this agreement, KACE and Bomgar now provide their customer base with full lifecycle systems management support, inclusive of comprehensive remote control capabilities but without the cost and complexity of software-only solutions. “Our partnership with Bomgar is ...

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Senators want more info on bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has joined a number of fellow Senators in requesting more analytical information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the impact a House-passed climate change bill could have on agriculture production. Cochran serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee that last week conducted a hearing on climate change legislation. The hearing prompted Cochran, committee ...

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Eley Guild Hardy recognized

BILOXI — Eley Guild Hardy Architects recently  received an Honor Citation in the Architecture/New Construction Category for its design of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Gulfport from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). According to the Mississippi AIA website, the honor citation is “awarded to projects worthy of recognition because of design quality.” A jury comprised ...

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State gets some Microsoft money

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has received the state’s $40-million portion of a $100-million settlement with Microsoft. A $100-million settlement between the State of Mississippi and Microsoft was reached June 10, 2009, in order to settle anti-trust claims. The agreement called for Microsoft to pay the state $40 million within 40 days. Up to $60 million more will be ...

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Metal Tech, Entergy win Governor's Cup

GULFPORT and JACKSON — Metal Tech Inc. of Gulfport and Entergy Mississippi Inc. of Jackson are the 2008 statewide winners of the Governor’s Cup Award. The awards, sponsored by Mississippi Development Authority and Mississippi Economic Development Council, are one of the highest honors presented by the governor. They recognize private sector businesses that have made a significant impact within their ...

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Housing program funds released

JACKSON — Five non-profit organizations have been awarded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant funds to implement the City of Jackson Housing Program. NSP, established through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, offers assistance to communities impacted by escalating foreclosures, home abandonments and other effects of the economy.

 “We were pleased with the level of interest and quality of ...

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SIS introduces Accuracy Analyst

STARKVILLE — Accuracy Analyst, the first software solution to determine locational accuracy of the image data used to produce maps, is now available from Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. (SIS). The user-friendly interface is resulting in productive use of the software after only 30 minutes of training. This software saves 80 percent of the time needed for traditional accuracy assessment. According ...

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