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Howard product judged best by Intel

ELLISVILLE — Intel recently honored Howard Technology Solutions with its 2009 award for the Most Innovative Mobile Solution at the annual Intel Solutions Summit. Howard was selected for this award for Tacticomm, which Howard developed as a means to assist first-responders in mounting well-coordinated responses to emergency or crisis situations and managing public safety at large-scale, high-profile events. “We are ...

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Panel rules FEMA should pay hospital

NEW ORLEANS — An arbitration panel ruled yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency must pay almost half a billion dollars to replace the hospital that served New Orleans’ poor before it was heavily damaged in Hurricane Katrina. The decision ended a long-running dispute between the state and the federal agency, which argued that damage to Charity Hospital was not ...

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USDA declares virtually entire state a disaster

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 79 counties in Mississippi as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the combined effects of severe spring and fall flooding and summer drought, that occurred March 1, 2009, and continuing. Farm operators in the other three counties — Kemper, Neshoba and Newton — also qualify for natural ...

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Safe room getting FEMA funds

JONES COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced approval of $2.4 million in federal funding to support the construction of a community safe room complex in Jones County, Miss. The $2.4 million represents 75 percent of the estimated cost for constructing a community safe room that can withstand hurricane and tornado-force winds and the debris ...

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Commission awarded grant for wireless network

JACKSON — A $19.4-million grant has been awarded to the Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission to help build the Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network, an interoperable wireless network for first responders. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The funding will be used to help purchase equipment and build ...

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