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Butler Snow's writing recognized

JACKSON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, & Cannada, PLLC, has received a Burton Award, a national honor recognizing achievements for law firms in areas ranging from legal reform to effective legal writing. The April 2008 issue of [ITAL]ProTe: Solutio[ITAL], Butler Snow’s quarterly legal publication that the firm distributes to pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare industry clients, won The 2009 American ...

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Marketing Alliance wins SEDC award

JACKSON — A multi-media communications project produced by Jackson-based Marketing Alliance for the Sumter Economic Development Board in Sumter, S.C., received the Special Judges Award at the Communications Awards ceremony at the Southern Economic Development Council’s (SEDC’s) Annual Conference held recently in Point Clear, Ala. The winning entry was for the organization’s arrangement of multi-media communications including the “American Spirit, ...

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EDA gives nod to expansion

TUPELO — The Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Community Development Foundation (CDF) have officially been approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), for the phase II expansion of the Renasant Center for IDEAs, Tupelo/Lee County’s regional business incubator, with application made through Three Rivers Planning & Development District. The phase II expansion will include ...

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MedWorks to cut ribbon today

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of MedWorks, the first dedicated occupational medicine clinic in Jackson County, with a ribbon-cutting and open house Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The 4,500-square-foot facility, located on Old Mobile Highway in Pascagoula, provides comprehensive care tailored to meet the needs of industrial workers ...

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SBA launches new training course

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new online training course to help strengthen access to contracting opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by women, minorities, disadvantaged individuals and veterans. The training course, “Recovery Act Opportunities: How to Win Federal Contracts,” is part of a federal government-wide initiative announced last month by President Obama and ...

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Burge to retire from USM

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders announced that Dr. Cecil Burge is retiring as vice president for research and economic development after leading the university’s research enterprise for the past five-and-a-half years. His resignation is effective Dec. 31. A national search for a successor will begin later this fall. “Under his leadership, the university’s external research funding ...

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NAFTA numbers continue to plummet

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 31.5 percent lower in June 2009 than in June 2008, dropping to $50.8 billion in the sixth consecutive month with a year-to-year decline of greater than 27 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). BTS reported that ...

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Riley makes donation to MSU-Meridian

The Riley Foundation has committed $4.5 million to Mississippi State University (MSU) to expand its presence in downtown Meridian. The gift includes the donation of the Newberry Building, a historical landmark adjacent to the MSU Riley Center, and scholarships for MSU-Meridian. Mark E. Keenum, president of MSU, said, “This commitment will enhance educational opportunities in Meridian, Lauderdale County and across ...

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MDOT gives ARRA update

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — During a recent news conference, leaders of the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) showcased the progress being made to create and preserve jobs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Larry L. “Butch” Brown, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and SASHTO president said, “The proof is in ...

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