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Training unit coming to Keesler

BILOXI — Gov. Haley Barbour and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation are applauding the U.S. Air Force’s decision to base its new Undergraduate Cyberspace Training unit at Keesler Air Force Base. The training will include how to design, secure, assess, exploit, attack and defend various communication networks, including telephones, Internet protocol, satellite, land mobile radio, industrial control systems, integrated air ...

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Unemployment claims fall

WASHINGTON — In the week ending July 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 522,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 584,500, a decrease of 22,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending July ...

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Farese opens another office

RIDGELAND — The Farese Group recently expanded its footprint by opening a new branch in Little Rock, Ark. The expansion will allow the Farese Group to better serve clients in Arkansas and to provide retirement planning services to more employees and retirees in the telecommunications and utilities industries. “The expansion into Arkansas has allowed us to assist new clients in ...

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Water association getting loan

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of $250 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 32 projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment systems for rural towns and communities in 17 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. This is the ...

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Coast Electric breaks ground

KILN — Coast Electric Power Association has broken ground on the electric cooperative’s headquarters facility in Kiln. The new facility on Highway 603 will allow Coast Electric members to conduct business with the cooperative in a more efficient and convenient manner than the current trailer facilities are able to provide. In 2006, the cooperative sold its headquarters complex to the ...

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Enerkem gets financing from ATEL

PONTOTOC — ATEL Ventures, a San Francisco-based provider of secured financing to growth companies, has extended an asset-backed financing facility to waste-to-fuels company, Enerkem. Enerkem of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, develops and produces of advanced biofuels and green chemicals from waste materials. It is currently operating its first commercial-scale plant in Westbury, Canada, and has announced plans to build and operate ...

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Hood: Beware Chinese drywall

JACKSON — Mississippi has received multiple complaints of dangerous imported drywall from China being found in their homes, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood in hopes of warning more residents of the problem. “Our office has received several complaints on Chinese drywall,” said Hood. “We are investigating these complaints, and encourage other consumers who may be victims to call us. We ...

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Alcorn, Central Michigan talking

LORMAN — Officials from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan recently met with faculty members and administrators of Alcorn State University to discuss establishing a partnership agreement between the two schools. “This meeting was the beginning of what we hope will be a long and beneficial relationship for both institutions,” said Thomas Sturgis, director of the office of pre-professional ...

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MSU raises another $60M-plus

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) is marking the third-highest giving year in its 131-year history. The MSU Foundation reported July 14 that a total of nearly $61.5 million was raised during the just-ended fiscal year. The amount represents immediate and deferred financial gifts, as well as pledges payable over five years, received from thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts ...

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UM makes Chronicle ranking

OXFORD — The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Mississippi (UM) to its Honor Roll of Great Colleges to Work For. In making the Honor Roll, Ole Miss joined nine other four-year institutions: Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Mason, Lamar, Hardin-Simmons and Webster universities, as well as Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. “We’re certainly proud of this achievement,” ...

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