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Technology will determine Miss. solar companies' future

Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion need high-tech success to compete with cheap overseas labor See related MBJ story: “Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers” With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching to see how other U.S. ...

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Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers

Calisolar, which said in early September that it will build a plant in Lowndes County, Miss., recently announced it’s firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif. The solar start-up company, which was founded in 2006, has more than 350 employees. The company is moving away from solar cell manufacturing and is turning its focus ...

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Memorial adds Prejeant

Memorial Hospital welcomes Jill Prejeant, M.D., hospitalist/internal medicine physician, to the medical staff. Prejeant received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. She received her master of sport science in sports medicine/exercise physiology at the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Ala. She completed her medical degree from Medical University of the Americas – School of ...

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Calisolar lays off 80 California polysilicon solar cell workers

Calisolar, which said in early September that it will build a plant in Lowndes County, Miss., recently announced it’s firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif. The solar start-up company, which was founded in 2006, has more than… >>SEE FULL STORY<< — Cnet News Green Tech blog and Bloomberg contributed to this report. Related ...

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DSU adds faculty

The Division of Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, and Finance in Delta State University’s College of Business welcomed two new faculty members this fall – Dr. Michael Amspaugh and Don Boudreaux. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Amspaugh joins Delta State as an assistant professor in accountancy. Amspaugh earned his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1986 and earned his doctor of ...

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Healthcare changes are a-coming

Unless reversed through some miraculous political turn of events in the coming days, the era of Obamacare is getting closer at hand. Like it or not, here are a few major and minor adjustments to keep you abreast of what is in store for not only 2012, but 2013 and 2014, as well. And if you are an employer or ...

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Hamme wins NSF funds

Ashton Hamme, a Jackson State University associate professor, has won a three-year grant to teach the next generation of scientists while finding ways to use nanotechnology to detect water-born pathogens. The Clarion-Ledger reports the National Science Foundation awarded Hamme nearly $1 million for the project called JSU-RISE. It will enlist faculty members from a number of sciences to work with ...

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Wade honored in D.C.

WLBT-TV anchor Maggie Wade of Jackson was recently honored in Washington, D.C., for her dedication to finding adoptive families for Mississippi children in the foster care system. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) recommended Wade to be the 2011 Angel in Adoption from Mississippi as part of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” program. A native of Crystal Springs, ...

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Carter to lead hospital

Jamie Carter, current president and CEO of Crittenden Regional Hospital (CRH) in West Memphis, will join Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as CEO of Methodist’s Olive Branch hospital. In addition, he will serve as interim COO for Methodist University Hospital (MUH). With the 100-bed Olive Branch hospital not opening until summer 2013, Carter will be able to devote significant time to ...

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Brumfield wins award

Patsy R. Brumfield, a writer for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has received the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award. The Silver Em award was presented to Brumfield at an Oct. 13 event in Oxford. Brumfield, a McComb native who studied journalism at Ole Miss, covers courts and politics for the Tupelo paper, where she has worked since 2003. She ...

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