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Camp Coastal goes under

KILN — The Secretary of State’s Office has confirmed that Camp Coastal operators, Mike Sweeney and Sandy Molenhouse have filed for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. The bankruptcy petition automatically postpones the administrative hearing scheduled for June 10 by the Secretary of State’s Office. “We are obviously very disappointed by this development in the ...

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PMI group working toward chapter status

JACKSON — Thanks to the support of the Project Management Institute (PMI) New Orleans chapter and a local business leader, Mississippi is getting a PMI chapter. John Mahoney, planning and innovations leader at Jackson-based Entergy Nuclear, convinced his former New Orleans chapter to support the development of the only Mississippi chapter. The precursor to chapter status is forming a “Jackson ...

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Hancock Fabrics' loss narrows

BALDWYN — During the first quarter of 2009, Hancock Fabrics posted a net loss of $900,000, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.28 per share, during the first quarter of 2008. At the same time, the company saw net sales of $64.1 million, compared with $63.8 million during the comparable period last year, ...

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Collins and Null gets new office

HATTIESBURG — Gerald Collins, George and Jonathon Null, all Hattiesburg appraisers, announce the opening of Collins and Null Appraisals Inc.’s newest office located at 6760 U.S. Highway 98 in Hattiesburg. The new 6,277-square-foot building contains the appraisal office as well as multiple office spaces for lease. Collins and Null Appraisals is a full-service appraisal office with more than 30 years ...

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FNC endorses Fannie Mae move

OXFORD — In response to inquiries from its mortgage lender and appraiser clients, officials of mortgage technology company FNC Inc. said they fully support Fannie Mae’s Announcement 09-14. The announcement requires lenders to submit electronic appraisal data when selling loans to Fannie Mae. FNC said it believes initiatives like this will contribute to better risk assessment and improved transparency in ...

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Forrest General earns accreditation

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Forrest General said this accreditation demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care and provides confidence for patients and referring physicians that accredited organizations are the best choice for care. This accreditation is ...

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PSC fines out-of-state telemarketers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has fined two out-of-state telemarketers a total of $20,000 for failing to comply with the commission’s rules related to the No-Call law. According to Northern District commissioner Brandon Presley, the two companies, Auticall of Ladera Ranch, Calif., and DNCE, LLC, of Irving, Texas, failed to provide the PSC with a listing of ...

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EOC officially in operation

HANCOCK COUNTY — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and first lady Marsha Barbour were among special guests as officials at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center cut the ribbon on its new Emergency Operations Center June 2. Officials say the 78,688-square-foot facility is a giant leap forward in emergency operations and response capabilities, enabling critical integration by consolidating the center’s medical ...

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County recoups stolen money

RALEIGH — State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented a check for $68,830 recovered from the bonding company of Telicha Nobles to the Smith County Board of Supervisors June 1 at the Smith County Courthouse in Raleigh. Nobles pled guilty Dec. 22, 2008, to embezzling $63,432 from February 2006–August 2007 while working as a payroll and accounting clerk for the county. She ...

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AT&T launches new bundled service

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has launched a bundled-services offer targeted at small businesses that includes wireless, wired and high-speed Internet services. According to AT&T, the package is an industry first. The “All for Less” bundle is now available to qualifying small business customers (one to four lines in a single location) across AT&T’s 22-state footprint. To qualify, customers must already ...

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