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Mt. Vernon's TAA petition approved

COLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Labor has certified 20 petitions for benefit eligibility for workers under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. These are the first certifications under the new TAA law that took effect on May 18, 2009, which, among other changes, expanded program access to previously ineligible service industry workers. The petition of Mt. Vernon Mills, Brentex ...

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SBA disaster loans still available

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that July 27 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi. The SBA declared a disaster because of damages and losses to crops due to wind and rainfall associated with hurricanes ...

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Mainland buying land, likes prospects

Mainland Resources Inc. of Houston, Texas, has signed a letter agreement to acquire up to 8,000 net acres in Mississippi for an undisclosed sum. Mainland would own a 100 percent working interest in the acreage and would be the operator. The project has been identified using reprocessed seismic, as well as log information, from a well drilled in the early ...

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MTA unveils Strategic Biomass Solutions

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Technology Alliance announced the formation of Strategic Biomass Solutions at the recent 8th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference in Jackson. Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS) provides comprehensive assistance to existing and potential companies, investors and economic developers in the renewable energy industry sector. SBS offers companies strategic guidance for making their technology investor ready and ...

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Groundbreakings bring promise

STONE COUNTY — Two groundbreakings recently held in Stone County and the City of Wiggins marked what will eventually total more than $38 million in new water and wastewater infrastructure. Two groundbreakings were held to mark the official start of a new water system and wastewater system that will impact both Stone County and the City of Wiggins. “This marks ...

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County getting EDA grant

COPIAH COUNTY — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a $425,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to Copiah County to help build a new water well to serve the Copiah Industrial Park. The project, made possible because of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is expected to create additional jobs and private investment in the region. Locke said. ...

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Swine flu cases top 100

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 15-21, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 105. The new cases were in Lamar (six), Rankin (four), Covington (two), Madison (two), Chickasaw (one), Forrest (one), Harrison (one), Jackson (one), Lafayette (one), Monroe (one), Warren (one) ...

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Barbour opposes budget agreement

JACKSON — The House and Senate $5-billion budget agreement has met its first, and most significant, opponent. Gov. Haley Barbour said he cannot support the plan, and will not call a special session of the Legislature. In a written statement, Barbour said: “On June 21), an ‘agreement in principle’ on Medicaid issues was announced by Medicaid negotiators, but this so-called ...

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HCC gets literacy grant from Dollar General

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College (HCC) has been awarded a $20,000 literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. HCC is one of eight recipients in Mississippi to receive a grant from Dollar General. The adult literacy grants are awarded each year to non-profit organizations across Dollar General’s 35-state service area to provide assistance to individuals who are seeking Adult ...

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Loan awarded for training center

GREENE COUNTY — Singing River Electric announced the approval of a $1-million zero-interest loan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service and Singing River Electric to fund an economic development project in Greene County. Jones County Junior College (JCJC) will use the loan to construct a 17,868-square-foot education training facility adjacent to the Greene County Vo-Tech facility just ...

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