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USM fundraiser for new College of Business gets gift, challenge

HATTIESBURG — Thanks to a gift from The First Bancshares Inc., the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s Building Better Business Campaign has exceeded the $8 million mark on the way to reaching its $10 million goal. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna has issued a matching gift challenge to help raise the remaining $2 million needed to move forward ...

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Gifts, grants for new pharmacy building top $10M

JACKSON — Gifts to the “Promises to Keep” campaign and two federal grants have provided the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with more than $10 million to construct a building at the university’s Medical Center and endow scholarships and faculty support. The campaign’s lead gift was a pledge of more than $350,000 from Medical Marketing Economics, LLC, of Oxford. ...

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Toyota, workers donate to tornado relief efforts

Toyota and its Japanese employees have donated $330,000 to the tornado relief efforts to be evenly distributed between the disaster relief programs in Alabama and Mississippi. Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., said, “We are grateful to our colleagues in Japan for their generosity to the tornado relief efforts particularly during ...

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MSU sees new record in private gifts, pledges

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is announcing a new milestone of $80.3 million in outright private gifts and pledges of future support during the just-ended fiscal year. A 23 percent increase from FY 10, the record number represents the highest single-year giving total in the university’s 133-year history. John P. Rush, vice president for development and alumni, said the MSU ...

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Cellular South aiding recovery in Smithville

SMITHVILLE — Cellular South has deployed a temporary mobile broadband cell site to Smithville after a devastating tornado killed 13 people, injured more than 40 others and destroyed most of the buildings in the small, rural town in Monroe County. The temporary cell site will expand capacity and support the voice and high-speed data communication needs of residents, businesses and ...

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PSC votes to discuss utility donations of ratepayers' $

What organizations got ratepayer money and how much? Click on the years below: Entergy Mississippi’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 Mississippi Power Company’s Disallowed & Allowed Charitable Contributions * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted unanimously to open a docket to explore restricting the amounts of charitable ...

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FTC: Give wisely to Haiti

In the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers to choose carefully when considering urgent appeals for aid in the news, online and at social networking sites. The best way to provide immediate help is to donate money directly to established national relief organizations that have the experience and means ...

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MSU raises another $60M-plus

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) is marking the third-highest giving year in its 131-year history. The MSU Foundation reported July 14 that a total of nearly $61.5 million was raised during the just-ended fiscal year. The amount represents immediate and deferred financial gifts, as well as pledges payable over five years, received from thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts ...

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