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Gibson: VA spending more money in Jackson to speed care

JACKSON — Acting U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson says that veterans’ health care is moving in the right direction in Jackson and nationwide. Gibson visited the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. He met with employees, veterans’ groups and reporters. Gibson said the VA is sending an additional $4 million to Jackson to speed care and that ...

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New SBA lending initiative puts veterans on entrepreneur pathway

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years. Oftentimes, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. With the support of SBA’s ...

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Final mission planned for Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight

It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight holds its final flight to honor World War II veterans. The organization announced that Honor Flight VI will depart from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The flight gives World II veterans from Mississippi a chance to visit the nation’s capitol ...

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Associate director at VA hospital arrested for prescription drug fraud

JACKSON — An associate director at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with prescription fraud as part of an ongoing investigation, authorities said Thursday. Dorothy White-Taylor, 59, the associate director of patient care services at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, was arrested Tuesday and released on a $10,000 bond, said Michael ...

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GE to open plants, hire 5,000 veterans

ELLISVILLE — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements today were part of a four-day event that the global conglomerate is hosting with partners in Washington, D.C., that focuses on issues such as manufacturing and job creation in America. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt ...

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Biloxi VA completes largest-ever expansion

BILOXI — A crowd of veterans and their supporters were on hand when the Biloxi Veterans Affairs medical care facility marked the completion of five new buildings and other improvements with a dedication ceremony. WLOX television reports that the expansion was the largest in the history of the Biloxi VA. The $310 million improvement project nearly doubles the size of ...

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Division, district recognized for small business program

VICKSBURG — The Chief of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Lieutenant General (LTG) Robert Van Antwerp, recently recognized the Mississippi Valley Division and the Vicksburg District for their significant contributions to the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program (SDVOSB). The SDVOSB is a Department of Defense program to assist small businesses that are owned by disabled veterans with ...

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