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Bankruptcy judge to decide tax dispute

BATESVILLE – A federal bankruptcy judge will decide whether the city of Batesville and Panola County can collect property taxes from the bankrupt Tri-Lakes Medical Center. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David W. Houston III wrapped up a hearing this past week. Houston told attorneys for both sides that he will rule in the case in about a month. The city and ...

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Northeast Miss. CC hits record enrollment

BOONEVILLE – Enrollment at Northeast Mississippi Community College has reached a record high this fall. College officials believe the achievement was fueled by increased recruiting efforts and a difficult economy that has caused many people to reevaluate their need for higher education. The college had 3,707 students enrolled when registration ended for the current semester. This marks a 275 student ...

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Corn harvest halted by rain

GREENWOOD – Heavy rain over the weekend has temporarily halted corn harvesting. Jerry Singleton, an agent with the Leflore County Extension Service, said before the rain, Leflore County’s corn harvest was about halfway finished. Singleton said most farmers are trying to wait until their corn gets down to a moisture content of about 15 percent before they harvest it. He ...

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Mainland buying more land

Mainland Resources Inc. has expanded the net acreage in its letter agreement announced June 23, 2009, to now acquire 8.500 net acres in Mississippi. This adds an additional 500 acres to the lease area not included in the initial agreement. Mainland also agrees to advance a payment of $300,000 towards the total purchase price of the acreage on or before ...

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Z Line chooses Mad Genius

RIDGELAND — Z-Line Designs, a manufacturer of ready-to-assemble home office and entertainment furniture, has selected Mad Genius to work on Z-Line brand strategy and interactive development. Founded in 1995, Z-Line Designs is based in San Ramon, Calif., with international offices and manufacturing facilities in China and Taiwan. Z-Line Designs offers a broad range of furniture styles to suit a wide ...

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IAVO donates $4.6M in software to UM

OXFORD — Professor Waheed Uddin’s civil engineering students at the University of Mississippi (UM) have participated in national and international research projects with hands-on work such as placing sensors on emergency vehicles to study traffic flow and walking major airport runways to examine construction materials. And thanks to a $4.6-million software donation, the students can enhance such real-world experiences right ...

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MSWIN successfully demonstrated

GULFPORT — Gov. Haley Barbour has conducted the first public demonstration of a new wireless emergency communications network designed to allow officials and first responders to communicate quickly and effectively in times of crisis. In a demonstration staged from the emergency operations center at the National Guard Headquarters in Gulfport, which would serve as the state’s forward operations center during ...

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MSU forms partnership with UWA

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Bagley College of Engineering is forming an interstate partnership to enable some students at the University of West Alabama (UWA) to also earn an MSU engineering degree. The cooperative effort recently was announced between the institutions in, respectively, Starkville and Livingston, Ala. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, UWA students now may ...

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