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SBA joint venture program allows small firm to get into the big leagues


By BECKY GILLETTE The Small Business Administration has a program to mentor small businesses though the 8(a) Business Development Program that provides assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51 percent by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In addition to the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégée Program (MPP), the SBA also has a joint venture program which may be ...

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Cochran, Wicker announce FEMA grants for safe rooms

In this April 22, 2015 photograph, a car drives past the remains of trees that also bordered a trailer park and residential houses that were all destroyed by a tornado a year earlier, in Louisville, Miss. Several people were also killed in that area. Residents will mark the first anniversary, on Tuesday, April 28, of the 23-tornado outbreak that devastated Winston County. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District will get more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund construction of three community safe rooms. The senators, in a news release Thursday, said that Tupelo will get nearly $1.1 million to build a 6,813-square-foot safe ...

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OSHA proposes $78,800 in fines against Tallahatchie sawmill


CHARLESTON — €” A Charleston sawmill faces up to $78,800 in fines after a safety inspection found the company wasn’t using safety devices to protect employees. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tallahatchie Lumber and Mat Co. for 27 safety-rule violations, including one that was classified as willful. OSHA says sawmill workers were not locking down machines before performing ...

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Dollar General store cited by OSHA for second time

BROOKLYN — A Dollar General store in south Mississippi has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety hazards. OSHA says in a news release yesterday this is the second time the Brooklyn store has been cited for the same hazards. It was cited for the same violations in 2010. Brooklyn is located on U.S. Highway 49 ...

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Rapiscan's metal detection system passes USM testing

HATTIESBURG — Rapiscan Systems Inc.’s Metor 6WP walk through metal detector has passed lab-testing by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Following an extensive evaluation in the National Sports Security Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, NCS4 has confirmed that the Metor 6WP performed at or above the levels ...

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Lumber company draws citation from OSHA after worker's death

FULTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. in Fulton for two safety violations following the April death of a worker who got entangled in a conveyor belt. OSHA says in a news release the worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor ...

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Texting ban likely on way to governor

 By Bobby Harrison/ Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The use of a hands-held cell phone to text or read or post on a social networking site while driving will be prohibitive under a proposal that passed both chambers of the Legislature. The proposal, which passed the 52-member Senate with three dissenting votes and 104-16 in the House on Tuesday, now ...

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Revving at right time? Road, bridge funding efforts gain traction

Last month, yet another group was in Mississippi raising the issue of the state’s crumbling roads and bridge and a lack of funding to repair them. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization, held a news conference in Jackson, giving some of the same numbers and figures touted by other groups pushing for more road and bridge money. And that ...

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Federal safety regulators shut down bus companies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Federal bus safety regulators announced that they have shut down 52 companies in what they describe as a major nationwide crackdown on unsafe carriers. Affected companies in Mississippi are Carbo Limo of Oxford, LLC, and CC Rider Coach. Here is a state-by-state list of 49 companies that were shut down by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal ...

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PROFILE plant operates for one million hours without lost-time accident

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate one million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002. PROFILE Products provides solutions including soil modification, erosion ...

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