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Governor's Cup winners named

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour has named six Mississippi businesses as the district winners of the Governor’s Cup, which recognizes businesses in the private sector that have made a significant impact within their communities. The district winners in each category follow: Small Business (50 or less employees): · General Atomics, Shannon – North District winner (nominated by Community Development ...

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'Mega truck' rolls into Magnolia State

CRYSTAL SPRINGS and JACKSON — Reinhausen Manufacturing, the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, is bringing its unusually designed “mega truck” to Crystal Spring’s Kuhlman Electric today and Entergy Mississippi tomorrow. These visits are part of a three-month tour dubbed Rolling Reinhausen. The tour includes 50 stops at Reinhausen customer locations throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S. German native Luigi ...

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New, expanded facilities top $2.4B

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — According to the Mississippi Development Authority’s “New and Expanded Facilities Summary,” from January-April 2009 there a total of 68 new and expanded facilities announced statewide, which are expected to create an estimated 1,677 new jobs and represent an estimated capital investment of approximately $2.454 billion. There were 39 expansions announced, which are expected to create an estimated ...

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Ex-DOC chief medical officer arrested

JACKSON — The former chief medical officer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has been arrested on 13 counts of embezzlement, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood and MDOC commissioner Chris Epps. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the MDOC. Dr. Kentrell Liddell, 35, of Jackson is accused of embezzling money ...

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ACBL moving headquarters, bringing jobs

HORN LAKE — The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), one of the largest bridge organizations in the world, is relocating its headquarters from Memphis to Horn Lake. The move represents a $3-million investment by the organization and will bring approximately 70 jobs to the area. Boasting more than 160,000 members living in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Bermuda, the ...

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PSC, AGO seeking restraining order

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has executed a joint investigative agreement with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (AGO) that will result in the agencies requesting a restraining order against a company that possibly is responsible for a large majority of the auto warranty telemarketing calls being made throughout Mississippi. The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the ...

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Labor wins another CEAR

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has received its ninth successive Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Award from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) for the department’s fiscal year 2008 Performance and Accountability Report. The FY 2008 Performance and Accountability Report is the Labor Department’s principal publication for the public to see how the department managed programs ...

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Clinic gets new physicians

LUCEDALE — Hattiesburg Clinic Ear, Nose, and Throat has begun seeing patients at Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates in Lucedale. This location is the former practice of Glenn Neel, M.D. Physicians servicing this location now are Michael Hammett, M.D., J. Michael Hodges, M.D., and John Sobiesk, M.D. Hammett received his medical degree from Louisiana State University-New Orleans. He completed his ...

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Catfish spotlighted at aquarium

MONTEREY, Calif. — U.S. farm-raised catfish was recently featured at The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s annual Cooking for Solutions, an event that celebrates sustainable, earth-friendly seafood products. The Catfish Institute, the marketing arm of the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry, has been a sponsor of the event in Monterey, Calif., for the last three years. Over the course of this year’s event, ...

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Cellular South offering new Blackberry

RIDGELAND — Cellular South has rolled out the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM). “We”e excited about the freedom and flexibility the BlackBerry Pearl Flip offers our customers,” said Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications for Cellular South. The phone offers a sleek design and a chrome-finished frame surrounding its smooth, luminescent face. It weighs 3.6 ...

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