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Commercial Realtor group unifying for a new decade

The Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors turned 10 years old last year, having experienced the exuberance of a new decade, the challenges of helping to restore economic vitality after Katrina and the uncertainties of a sustained real estate slump. Through the ups and downs and in-betweens, the emphasis has been on unity and cooperation, said Bill Gamble, a longtime Jackson ...

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State’s casino projects few and far between

As the economy brightens and construction projects begin again, the gaming industry in Mississippi is hopeful new properties and expansions are on the near horizon. At this time, numerous new casino proposals have won site approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission but none have moved to the next level with financing. According to Rob Vickery, spokesman for the Gaming Commission, ...

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Winds of change

Population shift, Hurricane Katrina, oil spill and recession affecting retail real estate on Gulf Coast Retail leasing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been changing and shifting as a result of several factors, including the area’s geography, growth patterns, Hurricane Katrina and the recession. Brooks Holstein, CEO of Comvest Properties, who’s had a long involvement with commercial real estate, says ...

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Getting alternative reviews

Alternative energy demonstration homes having mixed results In recent years homeowners have searched for ways to make their homes more energy efficient, thus lowering the costs of home heating, cooling and maintenance. In a pilot program a few years ago, three Mississippi homes were chosen to try some alternative methods which might have led to widespread use. Unfortunately, the state-funded ...

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Saunders, Sparks promoted by Court

The Mississippi Supreme Court has promoted Hubbard T. Saunders IV of Jackson to Supreme Court administrator and counsel and named longtime staff attorney Greg Sparks of Madison  as director of the Central Legal Staff. Saunders will replace Jack E. Pool of Jackson, who will retire March 15. Sparks will take the Central Legal director position, which Saunders previously held. Pool ...

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SRHS' Anderson earns certification

Mark Anderson of Singing River Health System (SRHS) recently qualified as a certified medical review officer assistant. Anderson is a clerical coordinator at SRHS MedWorks, an occupational medicine clinic. Anderson was certified as a medical review officer assistant by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC), an independent physician-based certifying body whose MRO Assistant Certification Program identifies qualified MRO staff ...

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SRHS’ Anderson earns certification

Mark Anderson of Singing River Health System (SRHS) recently qualified as a certified medical review officer assistant. Anderson is a clerical coordinator at SRHS MedWorks, an occupational medicine clinic. Anderson was certified as a medical review officer assistant by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC), an independent physician-based certifying body whose MRO Assistant Certification Program identifies qualified MRO staff ...

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Back on beachfront

St. Thomas Catholic Church dedicates new facility in Long Beach Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed the facilities of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach. Now after more than five years worshipping in an old skating rink, the parishioners are back on their beachfront property. Their inspiring new facility was dedicated Feb. 11 with prayers, music and fireworks. The ...

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UPS drivers named to Circle of Honor

UPS announced nine drivers from Mississippi are among 1,122 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 75 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,131 years of accident-free driving. Merriel Torrey of Utica is Mississippi’s senior safe driver, with 38 ...

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