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Two-year schools' enrollment soars

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s community colleges are seeing record-breaking enrollment for the fall of 2009. Preliminary headcount enrollment at Mississippi’s community and junior colleges for the fall semester is up by more than 14,500 students compared to a year ago. To put the current enrollment increase in perspective, the total of the five smallest community colleges’ enrollment is approximately the ...

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Dreaded 'S Curve' finally straightened

LAUREL — Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown announced that a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of the reconstruction of the I-59 “S” Curve in Laurel has been set for Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. A ceremony dedicating the I-59 bridge between Beacon Street and Fourth Avenue in memory of David R. Brown, original project engineer on the “S” Curve project, will ...

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PSC yanks certificates from 53 telecoms

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously revoked the certificates of 53 telecommunications companies to do business in Mississippi due to their failure to provide the PSC with an annual report detailing their business activities in the state. Presley said not only the PSC, but also the ...

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MDOT honored for Katrina recovery efforts

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) received a pair of prestigious awards at a recent transportation engineering conference held in San Antonio, Texas. MDOT was honored with the Transportation Achievement Award for Operations, and the M&O/ITS Council Achievement Award for an Agency at the 2009 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Michael Stokes, ITS program ...

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More West Nile virus cases identified

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports three additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 29 with two deaths. The new cases are in Leflore, Neshoba and Rankin counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have been reported ...

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Range to replace Favre at MDES

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has announced the appointment of Les Range as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES). Range, who has served as MDES’ deputy executive director and chief operating officer since 2006, will replace Tommye Dale Favre, who is retiring at the end of September. “Tommye Dale’s tenure has been marked by tremendous improvements ...

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Trust to release list of endangered places

JACKSON — On Sept. 10, the Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) will reveal its “10 Most Endangered Historic Places” list for 2009, shining a spotlight on historic places that are in danger of disappearing forever. The event will take place from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Union Train Station in downtown Jackson. Tickets, which are $50 per person in ...

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Study: Delta could sustain $8B bioeconomy

JACKSON — The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) and the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) have concluded a five-state study that examined how established industries such as agriculture, biotechnology and chemistry can merge to create a new bioeconomy that is already valued at more than $140 billion in global sales.

 The “Regional Strategy for Biobased Products in the Mississippi Delta” examined potential ...

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Health Department awards CONs

The Mississippi State Department of Health has awarded certificates of need (CONs) to three healthcare facilities. RCG of Mayersville, LLC, has received CON authority for the relocation of its end stage renal disease (ESRD) facility from Mayersville to Rolling Fork. The proposed project will relocate the facility from a sub-standard modular structure to a leased masonry building, which has been ...

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MDOT gives update on projects

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued updates on projects in the Delta and Central Mississippi. Delta projects are: • Highway 8 in Bolivar/Sunflower counties — This project is a grade, drain and bridge project that will eventually connect U.S. 61 and U.S. 49 West with four-lanes between Cleveland and Ruleville. This project was awarded to ...

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