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Nonprofits get Mississippi Cottages

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi Gulf Coast residents still in need of permanent housing because their lives were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina will soon have another way to obtain a Mississippi Cottage. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recently awarded 558 Mississippi Cottages to four non-profit organizations and the City of Pascagoula under the Mississippi Alternative Housing Program’s cottage donation ...

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PRS expanding in Houston

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. is expanding its wholly-owned subsidiary, Parkway Realty Services, LLC (PRS) in Houston, Texas, and has added commercial leasing veteran Mark Preston to the Houston team of real estate professionals. PRS was founded in 1983 as a real estate service provider to both third-party clients and the investments for Parkway Properties. With the Houston office expansion, ...

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Renasant files with SEC

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The shelf registration statement, once the SEC declares it effective, will allow the company to raise capital from time to time, up to an aggregate of $150 million, through the sale of common or preferred stock, warrants and units or ...

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ARRA funding road project

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee the resurfacing of 5.3 miles of U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg from Edwards Street continuing north to 31st Avenue. The $8.3-million project, fully funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the ...

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Unemployment claims drop

WASHINGTON — In the week ending July 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 565,000, a decrease of 52,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 606,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for the week ending June ...

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Early hunting seasons to be set

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will consider dates for the 2009-2010 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds July 22 at its monthly meeting, according to the MDWFP. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the MDWFP office in Jackson. On June 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released early-season frameworks that provide a window ...

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Chamber awards small business grants

BILOXI — On July 8, the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce awarded $12,000 in small business grants during “Breakfast with the Mayor” held at Edgewater Mall. The board of directors of the chamber of instituted a small business grant program to assist with small business development in the Biloxi area. The program’s aim is to assist small businesses in development and ...

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More ARRA funding awarded

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of nearly $66.4 million in essential community facilities projects in 33 states, including Mississippi, that are being funded immediately with federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is the third wave of Recovery Act community facilities investments announced by U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mississippi awards ...

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Medley and Brown ranked again

JACKSON — Medley and Brown, LLC has been recognized by Wealth Manager magazine as one of the nation’s top wealth managers. Medley & Brown said it has now appeared on Wealth Manager’s list of the country’s top wealth managers the last seven years, making it the only Mississippi firm to do so. Selection to the “The 2009 Top Wealth Managers” ...

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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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