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Illegal tobacco to be sold

JACKSON — The state House and Senate have passed a bill that would authorize State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Tax Commissioner Ed Morgan to sell tobacco seized in an undisclosed warehouse found in Mississippi in April. The estimated retail value of the contraband tobacco is $20 million and the unpaid state taxes total over $5 million. Pickering said, “This is ...

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SBIC program augmented

WASHINGTON — Small businesses that would otherwise have difficulty securing private equity or venture capital may find funding easier to get as a result of changes made as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program. SBICs are privately owned and managed venture capital firms that are ...

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Care+ opens new facility

RIDGELAND — Care+ recently announced the addition and opening of a new facility in Ridgeland, Care+ Family Medicine at Pear Orchard. The new family practice is located at 731 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 16. Kimberly Bibb, M.D., and Satira Perry, M.D., will provide care at the facility. Bibb received a medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center ...

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Cal-Maine facility burns

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s egg complex in Farwell, Texas, was damaged by a fire July 9. The 700-acre facility includes a processing plant, feed mill, two pullet houses and nine layer houses. The fire completely destroyed four of the nine layer houses, with additional loss of laying hens at a fifth house due to smoke inhalation. There were no ...

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Funeral home under scrutiny

NATCHEZ — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he is hopeful that new pre-need legislation will help prevent similar problems as currently seen at the George F. West Funeral Home in Natchez. Owned by Theodore West, the Secretary of State’s Office found the George F. West Funeral Home is not registered to sell pre-need contracts, and examiners with the office ...

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IHL distributes funding

JACKSON — During a teleconference, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted and approved the allocation of state appropriated funds within the system. State appropriated funds for FY 2010, which include FY 2009 and FY 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, total nearly $799.2 million. This represents a 1.3 percent increase over the original FY ...

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Airlines' performance improves

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in April 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the 19 carriers ...

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Index hits historic lows

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.6 percent in May from its April level, declining for the third consecutive month to the lowest level in 12 years, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports. The May decline was the smallest of the three consecutive decreases. The May decrease was the ninth decline in the Freight TSI in the ...

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VT Halter lands grants

PASCAGOULA and MOSS POINT — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reports the award of more than $2.87 million in federal grants to support shipyard improvements in Pascagoula and Moss Point. Three grants were awarded to VT Halter Marine Inc. for capital improvements at its shipyard operations in Pascagoula and Moss Point. The Pascagoula shipyard was awarded $1.56 million for a ...

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GM agreement approved

Consumers and automobile dealers will receive important protections provided by Mississippi law under the terms of an agreement approved in the General Motors (GM) bankruptcy proceedings, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Among the concessions sought by Mississippi, in conjunction with a multi-state group of state attorneys general, and received from GM in the bankruptcy case are: acceptance of ...

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