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Cochran: What happened to Coast Guard cutters' funding?

PASCAGOULA — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) wants to know why the budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard no longer recommends funding for National Security Cutters (NSCs) #7 and #8, vessels that have long been planned for the agency. Cochran questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the Coast Guard’s shipbuilding budget during a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee ...

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Dallas company looking to purchase Seventh Knight via stock swap

VICKSBURG — Fusion-Q of Dallas, Texas, has made a tender offer to acquire the shares of Seventh Knight Inc. Under the terms, Fusion-Q has tendered an offer to acquire Seventh Knight with Fusion-Q preferred stock in exchange for the 9,674,403 shares of common stock outstanding stock of Seventh Knight. Thereafter, each Fusion-Q preferred share would be convertible into one share ...

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Port upgrading security with federal funding

VICKSBURG — New security gates and cameras are in the works at the Port of Vicksburg. Tom Murphree, regional sales manager for Kinder Morgan, the port’s contract operator, tells the Vicksburg Post funding came from a $380,000 in federal grant. Murphree says the beefed-up security system will replace old chain-link gates and cameras and should be installed “within a few ...

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Rep. Bennie Thompson noted in 'Funds for Favors' report

A new report called “Funds for Favors” authored by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asserts that heading a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives brings rewards beyond the chance to write important bills. The group found that as House members grow in power and seniority, the industries they are responsible for regulating steer more and more ...

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USM establishes nation's first sports incidents institute

HATTIESBURG — With the support of grant funding through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi is establishing the nation’s first Institute for the Study of Sport Incidents. The institute’s focus will be the development of a database on violence against spectators and participants at ...

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Jackson State earns superior rating from Defense

JACKSON — For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service, has issued Jackson State University the highest possible security rating for the university’s compliance with the nation’s security standards. The Defense Security Service rates security postures within one of five categories — superior, commendable, satisfactory, marginal or unsatisfactory. According to JSU, a superior ...

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Thompson opposes FEMA trailer sale

JACKSON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was asked today to block the distribution of tens of thousands of FEMA trailers sold through government auctions. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a letter to Holder today that flooding the market with more than 100,000 units produced for the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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