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State insurance chief disputes report he’s putting Exchange on hold

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is puzzled by a story in another newspaper Friday reporting that he will wait until after the November elections to do further work on a state health insurance exchange for individuals and businesses as part of the Affordable Care Act. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding the Health Insurance Exchange has ...

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Board president unhappy with pace of port expansion

GULFPORT — The president of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors says he’d like to see work go more quickly on the expansion of the Port of Gulfport and the connector road leading to it. Supervisor Kim Savant tells the Sun Herald both projects are important to economic development in south Mississippi. The port is expected to receive around $700 ...

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Chaney disputes report; hasn't shelved insurance exchange plans

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says details for an online marketplace for Mississippians to shop for insurance policies are place and nothing further needs to be done until after the November election. A Chaney spokesman told the Associated Press on Friday that it was incorrect to suggest that plan has been placed on hold. Spokesman Joseph Ammerman said the next ...

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Jefferson Davis descendant named director of Beauvoir

BILOXI — The great-great-grandson of Jefferson Davis is now the director of Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy. The Sun Herald reports Bertram Hayes-Davis accepted the keys to the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library Wednesday. Former acting director Richard Forte Sr. will continue as chairman of the combined boards of directors and trustees. Beauvoir is ...

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Abortion clinic director expects more restrictions despite ruling

JACKSON — The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said yesterday she expected legislators to keep trying to put new restrictions on the facility and the procedure, regardless of how a federal judge rules in a fight over a new state law. “They’ve made their intent quite clear,” Diane Derzis told The Associated Press. “They’re going to keep coming back. ...

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Ex-Rose Cancer doctor, billing agent expected to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A cancer doctor and a billing agent are expected to plead guilty today to charges related to an alleged scheme to dilute chemotherapy drugs and use old needles on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to activities of Rose Cancer Center in ...

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President, senators eliminate graduate dean position at Alcorn

LORMAN — Alcorn State University president M. Christopher Brown II along with members of the faculty and staff senates have agreed to eliminate the dean position of the School of Graduate Studies and disburse the duties among the academic schools and Office of the Provost in an effort to promote efficiencies. Brown said, “Students earn degrees in an academic area ...

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Entergy: Consultant's report supports MISO membership

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. says Mississippi stands to gain from a proposal by the utility to join a large regional transmission organization. This is according to a recent analysis by Mississippi Public Service Commission consultants Bates White, LLC, Entergy reports. The consulting firm was hired by the MPSC to provide an independent analysis of Entergy Mississippi’s proposal to join ...

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