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Study: 'Religious' states give more to charity

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity. The study released by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage ...

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Friends pledge to raise millions for pediatric heart facility

JACKSON — Friends of Children’s Hospital, a group of volunteers dedicated to Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has pledged $2 million toward the creation of a new Children’s Heart Center at UMMC. The pledge was announced during a gala Friends event held at the Mississippi Museum of Art, “An Enchanted Evening, Presented by BankPlus.” “The ...

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Volunteers to be honored

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi will hold its annual awards dinner Aug. 16 at the Country Club of Jackson to recognize outstanding volunteers. The honorees are Anna Jolly Burnett, Mary Preston Hays Dubberly, Donna Bailey Dye, Sister Mary Trinita Eddington, Stephanie Strickland Garriga, Cathy Griffin Joyner, Susie Puckett, June Crumbley Stone, Elise Williams, Louis P. Wright and Youth Honorees Laura Anthony ...

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MSU Foundation sets new annual fundraising record

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Foundation is marking the largest private giving year in the land-grant institution’s history. Campus officials announced more than $86 million was raised during the just-ended 2012 fiscal year, an increase of more than $6 million from the previously held record of FY 11’s over $80.3 million total. A major infusion from “StatePride: An Initiative ...

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HORNE celebrates 50th anniversary with community service

RIDGELAND — HORNE LLP will close the firm’s 12 office locations Oct. 1 and celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary with a firm-wide day of service. More than 400 team members across the Southeast will serve in their communities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the firm on Oct. 1. The announcement comes as the firm hits the ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Dillard's opens state's first 'pop up' store

The morning of Oct. 13, Dillard’s, best known as a mall anchor, opened a new store in the historic downtown Iupe’s Building in Canton in conjunction with the Canton Flea Market. At 5 p.m. the following day, it promptly closed. But, it could be back. A joint venture of retailer Dillard’s Department Store and the Canton Chamber Main Street Association, ...

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Red Cross chooses Tabereaux

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region has selected Tom Tabereaux has been selected for the new position of chief development officer, with statewide responsibilities in Mississippi. Tabereaux joins the humanitarian organization after 30 years’ leadership experience with Junior Achievement Inc. He has been an officer and board member with the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and Rotary, led the Mississippi Business ...

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Commission orders shut-down of FAIM

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Gaming Commission accepted today an examiner’s decision that a Ridgeland-based organization misused charitable gaming funds and ordered its DeSoto County bingo operation to shut down immediately. In October, the commission denied a new license to the Fine Arts Institute of Mississippi, or FAIM. While that decision was under appeal, the charity was allowed to continue operating ...

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Three charities being scrutinized by state

New law allows Hosemann to crack down on shady charities   The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office has been exercising the “teeth” added to its charities law since its proposed legislation became effective in July 2009. More than 3,000 non-profit organizations are registered with the Secretary of State’s Office, said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and investigations are ongoing. The ...

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