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SBA loan deadline looms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding businesses in Mississippi that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are still available to small businesses economically impacted by Hurricane Gustav that occurred Aug. 28-Sept. 8, 2008. The loan deadline is June 26. Small businesses in the following counties are eligible to apply: Adams, Amite, Bolivar, Franklin, Hancock, Harrison, Humphreys, Issaquena, ...

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Entergy awards education grants

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The first round of grants awarded this year by the Entergy Charitable Foundation supports initiatives in Mississippi that focus on dropout prevention, improving pre-K reading skills and encouraging and recognizing academic excellence for high-school students. Organizations that are benefiting are the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, the Mississippi Economic Council, the Public Education Forum of Mississippi ...

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Ex-basketball star returns to UM

OXFORD — Former University of Mississippi (UM) basketball standout Keith Carter has joined the university as associate director of development for the School of Business Administration. Since graduating, Carter has spent much of his time on basketball courts overseas, playing professionally in the Italian Basketball League for seven seasons. During his four seasons as a Rebel, Carter earned first-team all-SEC ...

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New and expanded facilities near $5B

  Expansion, aerospace and defense help boost state’s numbers   Last year clearly was not the best of times for building new facilities or expanding existing ones. Tight credit markets, the high cost of building materials and the recession delayed many projects. The Toyota plant in Blue Springs is the classic example. The chilling effect of the financial crisis and ...

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PART OF WHO HE IS

  Moore’s Eyevox Film and Production a byproduct of the work he has always done Rick Moore has been involved in the television business most of his life. His father built from the ground up, starting in the 1970s, what is now Channel 16 in Jackson, the capital city’s ABC affiliate. After a car wreck that knocked his dad out ...

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MSU professors author book

STARKVILLE — A new book by two Mississippi State University (MSU) faculty members is examining more than a half-century of research on wildlife habitat enhancement techniques used for areas often given little or no consideration. “Wildlife Habitat Management for Special Use Areas” by wildlife biology professor emeritus Dale H. Arner and wildlife and fisheries professor Jeanne Jones deals with such ...

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Marathon Makeover, Make-A-Wish combining efforts

RIDGELAND — Marathon Makeover and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi are teaming up to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses at this year’s Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon and GI Associates 5K Run scheduled for June 13. Marathon Makeover participants have been raising money for wish granting since April of this year. Approximately 1,200 participants from 12 states are ...

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Bounds issues first public statement

JACKSON — On June 2, the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) named Dr. Hank Bounds, state superintendent of education, as the preferred candidate for the position of commissioner of IHL. Bounds issued the following statement: “I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and the university presidents over the next several weeks as we continue this process. ...

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NOAA seeks comments on plan

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted the FMP to NOAA Fisheries Service for review, approval and implementation. The notice of availability for public comment on this FMP was published ...

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Report finds election went well

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office has released its report on the 2008 general election, and generally finds the process worked well. “To ensure a thorough report to the public, our office deployed 41 personnel into 30 counties on election day,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Overall, despite record turnout, the election process worked. The counties did ...

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