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New insurance plans available

Golden Rule Insurance Company is introducing two new short-term health insurance plans in 19 states designed to meet people’s needs for more flexible and cost-effective approaches to coverage. Golden Rule’s new Short Term Medical Plus and Short Term Medical Value plans are designed to bridge gaps in health insurance coverage for workers between jobs who find COBRA too costly or ...

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City, university named StormReady

OXFORD — The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi are the latest communities to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Mississippi now has 27 StormReady designations including 14 communities, 11 counties and the University of Southern Mississippi and now the University of Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the weather service that helps communities protect ...

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Swine flu cases surpass 150

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 47 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 22-28, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 152. The new cases last were in Winston (nine), Forrest (four), Jackson (four), Lamar (six), Webster (two), Tishomingo (two), Lee (two), Greene (two), George (two), Harrison (two), Attala ...

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What was the old standard is the new standard, for now

In 1985, an outlook for the future conference was held in Jackson. Experts made predictions about growth trends, land use, transportation and real estate in the metro area.  There was much speculation about the supply and demand for various types of housing based on demographics, economics and consumer preferences.  During the question and answer session, one of the premiere homebuilders ...

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It’s what you learn after you know it all

Are you teachable or do you have it all figured out? The answer to this question could have a direct impact on your success and the success of your company. When you study the lives of effective leaders, there is a common thread of a thirst for learning. These leaders are continually seeking out new ideas, gaining feedback and exploring ...

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We aren’t stupid

Editor: What puts almost every American in danger of financial ruin? Has America lost her “can do” spirit? I grew up hearing, “Americans are the greatest innovators in the world.” Now we are being led to believe that we lack the capability to innovate. The fearmongers keep harping on problems other countries have with universal healthcare; therefore we shouldn’t even ...

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MSU’s own, Keenum knows what university needs to succeed

When Dr. Mark Keenum was named the 19th president of Mississippi State University, he pledged to become a strong voice for the state’s land-grant university, telling the school’s story wherever possible to whoever would listen. Six months into his tenure, he is fulfilling the pledge and with the smile you might expect from a man who was born in Starkville, ...

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Realizing what’s important is a gift

Realizing what is important in life comes along every once in a while for all of us. For me, that happened again a week and a half ago when my third child was born. When your first child is born, it is the miracle of all miracles. It’s an event that dwarfs all others and the newness to it all ...

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Thompson says in 'lockstep' with business community

JACKSON — Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told an audience at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s membership luncheon today that he and the Second District’s business community agree on almost everything. “With the exception of one issue, I’m in lockstep with the business community, and that’s the plight of the less fortunate,” Thompson said. Thompson spent about 30 minutes running down ...

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New health initiative unveiled

CLEVELAND — Building a healthier Delta State University and City of Cleveland is the ambitious goal of a new collaborative effort. The “Healthy Campus/Community Initiative” will be led by Delta State’s College of Education, which has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Through this program, Delta State aims to transform the ...

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