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Bullard: New policy rule needed

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — During a speech Oct. 11 at the 51st-annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, St. Louis Fed president James Bullard reaffirmed the need for a Taylor-type policy rule for the Federal Reserve’s asset purchase program. Such a rule would help communicate how asset purchases may be adjusted as economic conditions change, while remaining consistent ...

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Advanced Disposal moves to new headquarters

BILOXI — Advanced Disposal Services Gulf Coast, LLC, a regional provider of integrated solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services, recently relocated to its new facility. The new headquarters is on Hudson Krohn Road in Biloxi. Advanced Disposal Services area president Gerald Greene said, “Advanced Disposal Services is very proud of the partnership that we have developed with the Harrison ...

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Markets to combine for first time

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farmers Market is welcoming the vendors of the Greater Belhaven Market. Shoppers will find items from Mississippi growers, producers and artisans at one location. The Mississippi Farmers Market and the Greater Belhaven Market will celebrate its first joint market day during Fall Harvest Day Oct. 24. Chef Martin Bryant of Julep Restaurant will be on hand ...

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Salvation Army to open new complex

JACKSON — On Oct. 15, The Salvation Army will hold the grand opening ceremony for its new Disaster Command Center and Warehouse in Jackson. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the facility’s site on Ford Avenue in Hawkins Field Industrial Park. The Disaster Center will include an emergency operations center for disaster response management, warehouse space for disaster ...

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New-look hotel opens in Rankin County

FLOWOOD — The 113-room Candlewood Suites Flowood is now open, featuring a new prototype design. The Candlewood Suites Flowood incorporates the new exterior design with a straight, forward-facing rectangular building including a new entry way and roofline for curb appeal. In addition to the new building shape, the exterior color scheme features light khaki, olive green, tan and dark blue. ...

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Harper backing IGCC plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Last week, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) wrapped up hearings about the controversial integrated gasification combine cycle plant Mississippi Power is proposing to build in Kemper County. It has found at least one backer of note. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) came out in support of the plant at the conclusion of the five-day MPSC hearings. “America ...

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Another West Nile virus case identified

QUITMAN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 47 with four deaths. The new case is in Quitman County. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have been reported in Clay, DeSoto, ...

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Contractors plead guilty to fraud

GAUTIER and BILOXI — According to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), two Mississippians have pleaded guilty to home repair fraud on the Coast. 

Lee Andrew Thweatt, 50, of Gautier and doing business as L & S Construction, entered his plea Oct. 6 before Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs in Jackson County. Thweatt was charged in a case where he was ...

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AT&T introduces U-verse in Capital City

JACKSON — AT&T has launched AT&T U-verse services in parts of the Jackson area, including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. AT&T U-verse services, which are all delivered over AT&T’s Internet protocol (IP) network, offer a new alternative to cable. “(The) launch of AT&T U-verse reflects our commitment to make the investments necessary to ...

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State architects aren’t hurting as much

By LAURA SMITH I contributor laurahoughsmith@gmail.com   When architects Michael Grey Jones and Joey Crain attended American Institute of Architects meetings in Washington, D.C., they were struck by the horror stories their colleagues from across the nation were sharing. “We heard horror stories in Washington,” said Joey Crain, a principal of the Eley Guild Hardy Architects and president-elect of the ...

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