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ARRA training classes offered

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Prime recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will have the opportunity to attend five training sessions designed to educate on the reporting requirements to the federal government under Section 1512 of the ARRA. The training is designed for an entity that is subject to submitting the specially mandated reports to the federal reporting web ...

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First DNP students in class

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Nursing recently welcomed the first students in the inaugural class of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program. Unlike the traditional research-based Ph.D in nursing program, whose focus is on knowledge generation, the DNP model ensures that evidenced-based knowledge makes its way in the healthcare arena. “We believe that this ...

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SemiSouth earns more patents

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth has been awarded its third US patent in 2009, and 18th overall in SiC power electronics technology. The patents cover methods of making normally-off SiC JFETs, self-aligned SiC fabrication methods and integration of SiC JFET, diodes and circuits. According to Dr. Jeff Casady, chief technology officer and vice president of business development, the recent patents were the ...

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More WNV cases identified

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports five additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 20 with two deaths. The new cases are in Clay, Harrison (two), Hinds and Monroe counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have ...

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Govs ask about state costs under health reform

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Governors from across the South told President Barack Obama’s health care reform czar Monday they need to know what the program will cost small businesses, taxpayers and their own austere state budgets. “If you detect a level of paranoia here, it’s probably justified,” Alabama’s governor, Republican Bob Riley, told Nancy-Ann DeParle, the director of the White House ...

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SEC, ESPN form Academic Network

Mississippi State University (MSU) and the University of Mississippi (UM) are joining with the 10 other Southeastern Conference (SEC) institutions in the launch of a new SEC Academic Network. A web site designed to promote academic endeavors of SEC universities using ESPN360.com technology, www.secacademicnetwork.com, went live Aug. 21. The Academic Network was established by the SEC, in partnership with ESPN ...

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Jackson federal building to get $86.7 million

      The A.H. McCoy Federal Building in downtown Jackson is getting a facelift thanks to a grant provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.       Mayor Harvey Johnson announced plans for the $86.7 million modernization and renovation of the 30-year old facility at a Monday morning press conference.       Construction for the first of the five-phase project is ...

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Beau Rivage joins ALHI

BILOXI — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has been accepted for membership into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), becoming ALHI’s first member in Mississippi. The 1,740-room resort will now receive national sales services by ALHI to the meetings, incentive/ recognition travel, conventions, and expositions marketplaces. “Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is a remarkable option for any meeting professional and incentive ...

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Commission: Legal aid group needs funding

OXFORD — The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission has released the following statement about funding shortfalls and North Mississippi Rural Legal Services: “As the economy continues in a downward spiral, so does funding to sustain vital programming that serves the legal needs of Mississippi’s most vulnerable communities. The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission is disheartened by the news that North ...

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Rite-Hite relocating plant

HORN LAKE — Rite-Hite Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and seller of loading dock safety systems and industrial door solutions, has announced plans to relocate a manufacturing facility to Horn Lake, bringing more than 50 manufacturing jobs to the state. Mark Schwechel, controller and materials manager for Rite-Hite, said, “Rite-Hite is excited about this move. The new facility will provide the ...

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