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Hosemann not feeling generous toward unauthorized charity

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is not feeling real charitable toward Bit by Bit Equine, and he is warning Mississippians not to get in the saddle with the Pearl-based charity. Hosemann says Bit by Bit Equine is not registered with the state as is required by law, and continues to solicit donations in Mississippi despite a cease and desist order ...

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MCDILL: Jackson's panhandling pandemic

Jackson has a huge problem. Bigger than potholes. Smaller than crime. But still huge. This is the part where the economic developer says that perception is the problem. Not exactly, but it ties in with perception. The problem is panhandling. Read more in today’s Business Blog.

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Tornado relief drive at USM goes quiet in wake of Oklahoma disaster

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation reports its tornado relief and campus beautification campaigns were “entering a quiet phase” as the nation focuses its attention on tornado victims in Oklahoma. During this time the Foundation will refrain from publicly soliciting donors for the campaigns. The Foundation launched the tornado relief effort immediately following the Feb. 10 EF-4 tornado ...

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City sells property to nonprofit for home construction

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake is planning to sell some city-owned property to Habitat for Humanity for seven homes to be built by the nonprofit agency. The Commercial Appeal reports that aldermen voted last week to declare seven lots as surplus. Three appraisals will determine their fair market value — and thus the sale price. City officials say the deal ...

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Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in 2011, even though donations were ...

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Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy's victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These relief supplies will be provided ...

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New nursing endowment fund established to promote profession

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (CFGJ) has just established the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) Endowment Fund. The board and staff of MNF will use this fund to provide long-range support for this nonprofit foundation’s ongoing programs and services. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation’s mission is to raise, accept and disperse charitable donations to promote professional nursing and better ...

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Math and science school looking for private donors

COLUMBUS — As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it’s also facing a common problem among schools — escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support. In recent years, they’ve come to rely more heavily upon the financial backing of the MSMS Foundation and private donors, but this year, they’re ...

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Run domestic violence out of town — in a purple dress

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. at Jaco’s Tacos located at ...

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