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TODD SMITH — Trust in institutions rose in 2018 according to new survey

Trust in institutions, such as businesses, NGOs, and government, rose in the U.S. and globally, according to Edelman’s 2019 Trust Barometer. The public’s overall trust in the U.S. increased six points year-over-year to 49 percent on Edelman’s Trust Index, teetering on a neutral rating (50 percent to 59 percent). Trust for the informed public jumped 15 points to 60 percent, ...

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Secretary of State business site updated

MBJ staff Y’all Business, the Secretary of State’s online resource for Mississippi economic development information, has been expanded. The office said in a news release on Wednesday that it surveyed more than 78,000 businesses in planning for the revamp.  Businesses were asked about their greatest barrier to developing or expanding their business in Mississippi. New information on Y’all Business includes: ...

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TEC lowers long distance rates for residences, businesses

BAY SPRINGS — TEC has decreased its residential and business non-day long distance rates by 17 percent. The rate decrease is retroactive to May 1. “As part of our vision, TEC’s focus is to make a positive impact on our customers, our employees and our community,” said Joey F. Garner, executive vice president of TEC. “In today’s economy, we are ...

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City, county earn better fire insurance rating

MONTICELLO and LAWRENCE COUNTY — Monticello and Lawrence County have achieved new fire insurance ratings. Officials tell the Daily Leader the city has new rating of six and the county had an eight. The ratings came from the state. Monticello Fire Department Capt. Jared Evans says a class six rating will lower insurance costs to businesses and homes. Previously, the ...

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Corps gets additional funding for flood control repairs

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a list of projects that will benefit from this additional funding that will ...

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MEMA releases damage report from weekend storms

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received preliminary reports of damages from three counties due to severe weather that moved through the state Sunday night and Monday morning. At least one injury was reported in Bolivar County. Initial damage reports by county are as follows: • Bolivar — Several homes damaged, trees and power lines down and ...

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Insurers will pay $32B for weather-related losses in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Insurance companies will pay more than $32 billion in claims to help people rebuild homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by natural disasters in 2011, a record year for federal disaster declarations, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). “Catastrophes striking the United States in the first nine months of 2011 caused $32.6 billion in direct insured ...

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City officials lobbying for change in flood codes

PASCAGOULA — Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program. City attorney Eddie Williams tells the Mississippi Press the change is required because the state’s exemption on such properties from meeting flood code conflicts ...

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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