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Roy Anderson to host construction program

GULFPORT — Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their ...

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Senate committee approves funding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: • Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace for ...

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Shrimp boat count down

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Bad weather July 7 diminished the opening of Mississippi waters to shrimping north of the Intracoastal Waterway. Only 212 shrimping vessels were observed in Mississippi waters, even less than the 230 that were counted June 25 when Mississippi waters were opened to shrimping south of the Intracoastal Waterway. Based on reports by the Department of Marine ...

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Waterfowl study complete

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Breeding waterfowl populations have increased or remained similar to last year for the 10 duck species surveyed; and overall, duck populations rose 13 percent from last year to 42 million birds. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service conduct annual waterfowl population surveys on the breeding grounds to monitor waterfowl populations and help ...

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HMS wins Medicaid contract

JACKSON — HMS has been awarded a contract by the State of Mississippi, Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid (DOM) to provide various third-party recovery activities, including data matches with commercial and government insurers, commercial and Medicare recoveries, Medicare buy-in services, and medical support enforcement services. The contract also includes pharmacy data matches to be transmitted to pharmacies at ...

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UM to be featured on 'Gridiron U'

OXFORD — Union Square Sports and Entertainment (USSE) announced it has reached an agreement with TruTV, Granada Productions and University of Mississippi to co-produce a made for television authentic show titled “Gridiron U.” USSE has been contracted by TruTV to develop this show about the personalities and daily occurrences of the Ole Miss football team. Focus will be on the ...

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Swine flu cases exceed 180

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 29 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 29-July 5, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 181. The new cases last week were in Winston (seven), Harrison (four), Jackson (two), Madison (two), Oktibbeha (two) Warren (two), Coahoma (one), Copiah (one), Hinds (one), Jones ...

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Barbour testifies on cap and trade

WASHINGTON — Gov. Haley Barbour yesterday warned the cap and trade tax under consideration by Congress would damage the nation’s economic growth and increase energy costs for consumers. Barbour testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. “Energy policy significantly impacts every aspect of American foreign and domestic policy,” Barbour said. “Energy is the lifeblood of our ...

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IHL report not rosy

JACKSON — The June issue of the “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook,” published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. This issue focuses on the rising unemployment in the state and the projected course of the recession.  In addition to articles on the economic outlook, the ...

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First Facebook scam reported

JACKSON — Con-artists appear to be moving toward social networking sites to catch their prey, Attorney General Jim Hood is warning. At least one Mississippian has fallen victim. The scam is very similar to a scam commonly known as the Nigerian scam. In fact, Facebook refers to it as the “Nigerian 419,” or “419” for short. “In the case of ...

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