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IP getting new system

BILOXI — Imperial Palace Casino Resort & Spa has signed a contract with International Game Technology (IGT) to install the sbX Tier One package. Terms were not disclosed. Installation will proceed pending regulatory approvals. “All of our server-based gaming initiatives have culminated in IGT being the first manufacturer to bring a G2S game management solution to market. This is an ...

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Arboretum receiving EPA grant

PICAYUNE — Southern Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council today announced that eight new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the EPA’s Five Star Restoration Program. This year, Atlanta-based Southern Company, the parent company of Mississippi Power in Gulfport, ...

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County recoups stolen funds

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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Presley issues scam alert

NETTLETON — Northern District public service commissioner Brandon Presley has issued a consumer alert regarding a new phone scam targeting Mississippians. His office has received several complaints from citizens in the Northern District of the same scam involving a company from Jamaica with false claims of a lottery win, mostly targeting senior citizens. The calls all originate from Jamaica and ...

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Forrest General accredited

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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Ex-bookkeeper sentenced

LOUISVILLE — Angie Tidwell, former bookkeeper for the Winston County Tax Collector’s Office, has pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement by a public employee, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Pickering also issued Tidwell a $260,228.54 demand for funds embezzled from garbage fees and motor vehicle taxes from the Winston County Tax Collector’s Office from October 2003-March 2007. Tidwell ...

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NAFTA numbers still falling

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 27.9 percent lower in March 2009 than in March 2008, dropping to $51.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. March was the third consecutive month with a yearly decline of greater than 27 percent. The ...

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WCU plans construction

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University (WCU) has received a $1-million grant toward construction and operation of the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg. “This generous gift from the Asbury Foundation is not only a gift to Carey, but to the people of South Mississippi who will eventually reap the rewards of newly trained doctors ...

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AT&T launches new bundle

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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Rouses give more to MSU

STARKVILLE — Continuing close ties with Mississippi State University (MSU), a Houston, Texas, couple is providing $500,000 to the university for recruiting and retaining high-caliber business faculty members. MSU alumnus James J. Rouse and wife, Julia, are endowing a management professorship in the College of Business. Earnings from the gift will support the academic position. “We wanted to establish an ...

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