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Bryant orders rebidding of contracts in wake of Epps' indictment

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant tells The Associated Press that the state will rebid contracts with all firms mentioned in an indictment of former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Spokesman Knox Graham said yesterday that Bryant instructed interim Corrections Commissioner Richard McCarty to stop negotiations with Utah-based Management and Training Corp. over renewing a $60-million-a-year contract to manage four private prisons ...

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Firms’ donations focus on education

Big businesses in Mississippi not only provide some of the best paying jobs in the state, they are known for generously supporting charitable programs of many different types throughout the state. The big businesses often put a lion’s share of their charitable resources behind educational programs. “Education has been our priority for more than a century, and raising graduation rates ...

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Jackson Salvation Army declares war on entitlement

The Salvation Army will focus on giving help up as opposed to hand outs to the Jackson community in 2012. Captain Ken Chapman says a new $8 million, 37,000 square-foot Community Center on Beasley Road will “bring transformation to the city of Jackson.” The facility, which will be open to the public in March, sits on 15-acres and will include ...

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Top 400 charities see billions less in donations

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation’s 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ended – the worst decline in 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally. The Philanthropy 400 report to be released Monday shows such familiar names as the United Way and the Salvation ...

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