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PEER recommends changes to UMMC purchasing policies

JACKSON — The Peer Committee has released a Report 552, “An Analysis of Selected Procurement Decisions of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.” According to PEER, in 2009 and 2010 complaints arose about UMMC’s procurement of building automatic controls systems. The complainants believed that because the medical center was a member of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)/Novation2 group purchasing organization ...

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Court to hear dispute over asphalt plant construction

NEW ALBANY — The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear a dispute from Union County over the construction of an asphalt plant. Riverside Traffic Systems Inc. had contracted to sell 29 acres in New Albany to Memphis-based Lehman-Roberts Co. upon resolution of zoning change. The City of New Albany issued a building permit to Lehman-Roberts for an asphalt plant ...

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Coast businessman to forfeit $475,000 for hiring illegals

BILOXI — A Biloxi businessman who hired illegal immigrants for government construction jobs has been ordered to forfeit $475,000, which his attorney said is a rough average of his net income over a number of years. The Sun Herald reports Randall Weitzel, CEO of Artisan Textures, was sentenced Wednesday to a six-month prison term followed by five months of house ...

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