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Flowers named Regional Office Manager of the Year

TUPELO — Renee Flowers, office manager for Physicians Urgent Care clinics in Corinth and Baldwyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Regional Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Under ...

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Gambrel named Health Link's Tupelo Office Manager of the Year

TUPELO — Caretta Gambrel, office manager for Dermatology Center of North Mississippi, P.A., is the recipient of the 2012 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. The conference was attended by Health Link employers and providers from north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Gambrel was selected ...

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Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak wins Health Link Employer of the Year

WEST POINT — Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak was named Health Link Employer of the Year at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. “Haas Outdoors/Mossy Oak has been very supportive of Health Link. They promote wellness among their employees and have continued to provide health benefits for their employees year after year,” said Wally Davis, Health Link vice president. Founded ...

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Ascendant Consulting takes top honors as Health Link Small Group Employer of the Year

TUPELO — Ascendant Consulting Inc. was named Health Link Small Employer of the Year at the 16th annual Health Link Managed Care Conference. “Ascendant Consulting has been a pleasure to work with,” said Wally Davis, Health Link vice president. “They have exhibited a commitment to providing health care to their employees.” Established in 1990, Ascendant Consulting Inc. has four full-time ...

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National economics writers reject meme we’re not better off than 4 years ago

Media Matters is a watchdog on the nation’s mainstream media. It frequently calls out the national press for its herd mentality and its tendency to serve as mere stenographers for whomever is providing information. Below, Media Matters reports on national economics writers who aren’t buying attempts to a create a conventional wisdom that Americans were somehow better off during the ...

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Authorities continue effort to save two Isaac-damaged dams

LAMAR COUNTY and PIKE COUNTY — Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the release of water from two damaged dams in Lamar and Pike counties continues. MEMA director Robert Latham says while it uncertain how any additional rainfall may impact these dams, work will continue until the risk to the public is eliminated. Neither dam has been breached. In Lamar County, ...

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Clothing manufacturer shuttering plant in Golden Triangle

COLUMBUS — A company that makes clothes for the U.S. military will shutter plants in Alabama and Mississippi, shedding about 260 jobs total, as federal inmates begin manufacturing the apparel inside prisons. The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News American Power Source will close a plant that employs 119 people in Fayette, located in west Alabama, and another one that employs 142 people ...

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Prosecutors: Medical supply company to pay $1.8M for fraud

SOUTHAVEN — Federal prosecutors say a medical supply company from Mississippi will pay almost $1.8 million to end fraud claims in Alabama. A settlement was filed in Birmingham, Ala., in a lawsuit involving Pinnacle Medical Solutions of Southhaven. A statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says two employees filed a whistleblower complaint in 2009 accusing Pinnacle Medical ...

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Bayou Cassotte reopened after large fish kill

JACKSON COUNTY — State agencies say it is once again okay to fish and swim in Bayou Casotte and the adjacent waters of the Mississippi Sound. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed the Jackson County area to fishing and water contact last Sunday, after investigating a fish kill. A notice yesterday said ...

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Hard Rock Casino unveils plans for hotel tower

BILOXI — The management of Hard Rock Casino plans a 12-story, 154-room hotel tower along U.S. 90 in Biloxi. The company says the $32.5-million project is expected to be completed by New Year’s 2014. The addition will create 90 permanent jobs and 250 construction jobs. The Sun Herald reports Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC and Hard Rock International explored the viability ...

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