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Barbour: U.S. ports need investment, strategy policy

BILOXI — Former Gov. Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased cargo and container volume from ...

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Groups voice opposition to immigration enforcement legislation

JACKSON — Four influential groups in Mississippi say they’re opposing an immigration enforcement bill because of unanswered questions about how it would affect police agencies and local government. The Associated Press obtained a letter sent to senators yesterday by the heads of the Mississippi Municipal League and the associations of sheriffs, police chiefs and county supervisors. The letter raises questions ...

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Nations retiring from AGC of Mississippi; son taking his place

JACKSON — After a 35-year career as head of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi, Perry Nations is retiring. But, the AGC did not have to look far for a replacement. Perry Nations’ son, Lee Nations, has been named the organization’s new leader. Lee Nations’ start date has yet to be made official, but he could step into his father’s ...

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ABA honors BankPlus for program aimed at the underserved

RIDGELAND — The American Bankers Association has recognized 10 banks for their outstanding leadership by honoring them with an ABA Community Bank Award. The 2012 awards were presented in seven categories ranging from Improving Financial Literacy to Reaching Out to the Underserved. The ABA selection committee awarded 10 banks from a field of nearly 200 nominations based on the innovation, ...

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MEDC honors communities for economic, community development

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi communities were honored at the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) Winter Conference for their efforts to advance their economic viability through economic and community development programs during the past year. They competed with others in their population categories. The winners are: • Category I – population less than 5,000: City of Ellisville for The Landing ...

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Hospital group won't oppose tax to fund Medicaid

JACKSON — The leader of the Mississippi Hospital Association says his group won’t fight renewal of a tax his members pay to help fund Medicaid. The association protested in 2009 when then-Gov. Haley Barbour pushed for the hospital tax. Now, the association’s president and CEO, Sam Cameron, says the tax gives hospitals predictability in their expenses. Medicaid is a government ...

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Hunter honored by American Welding Society

DURANT — The Durant plant of Hunter Engineering Company has received the American Welding Society’s “Image of Welding” Award at the FABTECH exposition at Chicago. The award is presented annually in seven categories: Individual, AWS local chapter, Large Business (200+ employees), Educational Facility, Distributor (Welding Products), Educator, Small Business (less than 200 employees), and media. Hunter received the award in ...

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