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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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Disaster loans available to PNPs affected by Isaac

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reports certain private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Isaac. PNPs ...

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State lawmaker appeals pay-out ruling to Supreme Court

TUPELO — State Rep. Brian Aldridge has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a ruling that he pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Aldridge filed an appeal after a Lee County judge denied his motion for a new trial. In May, Chancellor Michael Malski ...

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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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Nonprofit forms to get federal funds, tax credits for new hospital

PHILADELPHIA — A nonprofit organization has been formed to obtain federal funding and tax credits for about a third of the cost of the new $19 million Neshoba County Hospital now under construction. Officials tell the Neshoba Democrat the governments and for-profit entities do not qualify for the federal funding being sought by the Neshoba County Hospital Public Improvement Corp. ...

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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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Tyson, Urban League partner to fight 'food insecurity'

ADAMS COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — Tyson Foods, in partnership with the National Urban League, has launched a grassroots, community-based hunger awareness and relief program that will provide resources to Mississippi citizens impacted by food insecurity. Dubbed the Urban League-Tyson Foods Hunger Project Mississippi, Tyson and the League are targeting the state because it has the highest percentage of food ...

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SBA flood assistance deadline approaching

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible private non-profit organizations (PNPs) of the Sept. 12 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the flooding that occurred from May 3-June 17, 2011. PNPs located in Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties in Mississippi are eligible ...

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10 responsibilities of a nonprofit board

If you have been asked to serve on a nonprofit board of directors it is now more important than ever that you understand what such service involves and that you treat seriously your responsibilities. First, did you know that most nonprofit organizations are now required to file a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service that states, among other things, ...

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Barbour announces Disaster Recovery Fund

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour today announced the creation of the Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund Inc., a nonprofit that will coordinate donations to aid residents recovering from the April 24 storms. “The path of destruction left by these tornadoes is one of the worst I have seen,” Barbour said. “We have families who need help rebuilding their homes and their ...

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