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Baker Donelson ranked tops in bond work

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been ranked as the top bond counsel firm in Mississippi by The Bond Buyer, a national news outlet serving the municipal bond industry. In its annual “Southeast Year-End Review,” The Bond Buyer compiled rankings based on the total transaction amount for bond issues maturing in 2010. Baker Donelson participated as ...

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Study looks at economic impact of saltwater angling

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) and NOAA are surveying saltwater anglers across the Gulf of Mexico to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the Gulf and U.S. economy. This study is part of the 2011 National Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey. NOAA, GSMFC and the saltwater ...

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Bomgar rolls out new iPad support solution

RIDGELAND — Bomgar has introduced what the company said is the very first collaborative remote support representative console designed for the iPad. The new Bomgar iPad Representative (Rep) Console allows IT support technicians to access, view and fix a remote computer or mobile device directly from their iPad or iPad 2. The Bomgar iPad Rep Console lets support technicians work ...

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Barbour: House redistricting plan unfair

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour is not happy with the House’s plan for redistricting, and he is calling on the Senate to not support it. “I thank House Republicans and a few Democrats for voting against a redistricting plan that would leave many Mississippians without fair representation in the Legislature,” Barbour said. “The House plan would pack nearly 30,000 more ...

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MSS to build new retirement community on Coast

GULFPORT — Methodist Senior Services of Tupelo is preparing to break ground for its latest addition, Seashore Highlands. The new construction will be a retirement community in Gulfport, and replaces the Seashore Retirement Community that MSS previously owned and operated on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi prior to Hurricane Katrina. The new retirement community will be located just east of First ...

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Stennis prepares to test rocket engine component

HANCOCK COUNTY — The E-2 Test Stand team at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center is moving ahead in preparations for testing a vital component for a next-generation rocket engine test stand under construction onsite. Testing on the three-module chemical steam generator (CSG) is designed to verify and validate the unit’s fabrication, confirming it will perform as needed. The tests ...

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St. Dominic buys Madison Medical Imaging

MADISON and JACKSON — St. Dominic Hospital has acquired Madison Medical Imaging located in the Highland Medical Arts building in Madison. Terms were not disclosed. Madison Medical Imaging is now operating as part of St. Dominic’s imaging services and will be called St. Dominic’s Madison Medical Imaging. “The acquisition was made possible by working with Lakeland Radiologists, who are physician ...

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Senators: Congress, not EPA, should set energy policies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting legislation they say will protect the American people from higher energy costs by halting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to impose greenhouse gas regulations on industry. The Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (S.482) clarifies that the EPA does not have the authority under the Clean Air Act ...

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FNC releases statistics on market distress

OXFORD — Mortgage technology company FNC Inc. has released statistics that pinpoint 2008 and 2009 as the years that saw the worst market distress, with more than 25 percent of foreclosed properties liquidated at more than a 40 percent discount. Other facts from the study show that in 2010, while the bottom quartile continued to experience large price discounts, there ...

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GAO flip-flop puts price tag on consumers' health

By WALLY NORTHWAY There’s an old Southern expression that goes, “I believe we got ‘er, if she don’t jump.” Well, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has more than jumped — it’s flip-flopped. Earlier this month, the GAO released a report that questions the cost of transferring the inspection of seafood from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the U.S. ...

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