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Renasant Files with SEC

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The shelf registration statement, once the SEC declares it effective, will allow the company to raise capital from time to time, up to an aggregate of $150 million, through the sale of common or preferred stock, warrants and units or ...

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Peavey product wins another award

MERIDIAN — The editors of Guitar World magazine have honored the Peavey Electronics’ VYPYR 75 modeling guitar amplifier with its Gold Award for Overall Value. “Peavey’s new Vypyr Series modeling amps are packed with so many sounds and features that they offer boom, rather than bang, for the buck,” wrote Chris Gill in the August 2009 issue of Guitar World. ...

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Cochran announces flu funding for state

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that Mississippi would receive more than $3.34 million to continue its response to the H1N1 flu virus and to prepare for the fall flu season. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to Mississippi, including $2.48 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grant funds and $859,736 ...

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Need a bridge? MDOT can help

GREENVILLE — In accordance with federal regulations, the U.S. 82 bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Greenville is being made available to the public for relocation, preservation and maintenance at a new location. The continuous steel through truss bridge was opened in 1940 and has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Mississippi Department of ...

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ARRA funding paying for road work

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee the resurfacing of 5.3 miles of U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg from Edwards Street continuing north to 31st Avenue. The $8.3-million project, fully funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the ...

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Publication: State consumer confidence up

STARKVILLE — Second-quarter results from the Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment show an overall 5.47 percent increase, according to a new online business forecasting report. “Economy Watch,” produced quarterly by Mississippi State University’s College of Business, is reporting that overall confidence rose to 76.42 percent for April-June, compared to 72.46 percent for the first quarter. Based on data collected by ...

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Construction program returning to Coast

GULFPORT— Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve their company’s operations, increase their bonding ...

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Ole Miss honored with Chronicle ranking

OXFORD — The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Mississippi (UM) to its Honor Roll of Great Colleges to Work For. In making the Honor Roll, Ole Miss joined nine other four-year institutions — Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Mason, Lamar, Hardin-Simmons and Webster universities, as well as Georgia Tech and Notre Dame University. “We’re certainly proud of ...

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Abandoned shrimp boat sunk

MISSISSIPPI SOUND — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR) Derelict Vessel Removal Program and Artificial Reef Bureau have combined efforts with the Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB) to enhance fish habitat in the Mississippi Gulf. The DMR and MGFB recently deployed the Tiger Shark shrimp boat to the southeast of Fish Haven 13, about 15 miles south of Horn ...

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Small business 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. There are approximately 338 SBICs with $17.4 billion in capital under ...

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