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FEMA grant repays MEMA

PEARL — A $1.55-million federal grant has been approved to reimburse the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for emergency service costs incurred after Hurricane Katrina. The decision was announced in a joint release from Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in consultation with congressional appropriations committees, has given final approval to MEMA’s ...

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Reef restoration continuing

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau, in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB), is working to rebuild fishing reefs destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. On July 29, about 300 cubic yards of crushed limestone were distributed across a half-acre just off the Ocean Springs Chester M. McPhearson Jr. community pier as part of ...

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Stimulus funds design-build project

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has selected a design-build contractor to oversee a bridge-widening project along Interstate 59 in Pearl River County. The $10-million project was awarded to T. L. Wallace Construction Company Inc of Columbia. MDOT District Six area engineer Kelly Castleberry said that awarding the project with the design-build process allows for design ...

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MDWFP adopts new grant program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has adopted the Youth Participation Initiative Grant Program. The grant program has been established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, conservation and safety. Under this program, state agencies, education institutions or non-profit organizations shall be eligible for funding. Interested parties are ...

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More swine flu cases found

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 26 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for last week, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 260. The new cases were in Coahoma (three), DeSoto (three), Hinds (three), Lauderdale (three), Harrison (two), Bolivar (one), Calhoun (one), Copiah (one), Franklin (one), Jasper (one), Lawrence (one), Lincoln (one), Neshoba ...

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DMH's Focus up for award

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH’s) accelerated leadership development program, Focus, has been selected as one of eight regional finalists for the 2009 Council of State Government (CSG) Innovations Award. DMH will present the program to the Southern Regional Innovations Selection Committee Aug. 17. In 2007, DMH developed the Focus program to offer employees an opportunity to ...

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Haire elevated to deputy commissioner

JACKSON — Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) general counsel Mark Haire has officially been named deputy commissioner of insurance by Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. Haire, a Mississippi native, is a graduate of Mississippi College and Mississippi College School of Law. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the firm of Kitchens & Pickard, and practiced briefly with ...

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