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C Spire rolls out 4G LTE in its own backyard

C Spire Wireless says it will launch 4G LTE services in the Jackson metropolitan area on Friday. The Ridgeland wireless provider says service will be turned on in the cities of Jackson, Clinton, Flowood, Pearl, Brandon, Ridgeland, Madison, Flora and Richland. The company will also release its third 4G LTE device, the Franklin Wireless smart USB hotspot. The Metro Jackson ...

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McComb wins Entergy Mississippi makeover

Entergy Mississippi has awarded the city of McComb’s Depot District $100,000 as part of its 2012 Mississippi Makeover grant competition. According to an Entergy press release, McComb must match the grant with at least $25,000 in cash and $25,000 of in-kind support. The money will go towards revitalizing the rail town’s historic district, Ironwood Greenway and McComb Depot. Other projects will: ...

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Officials may bring in outside help for local hospital

TIPPAH COUNTY — Supervisors may bring in a medical organization to lease and operate the publicly owned local hospital. Supervisors and hospital officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal there are no plans to sell the Tippah County Hospital. Supervisors say a long-term lease would keep the ownership of the hospital with the county and allow the operator to incorporate ...

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Trial set for Texaco's appeal of $19M verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Dec. 3 in Texaco’s appeal of a $19-million verdict for five women who alleged the oil company was responsible for their children born with disabilities and illnesses. A Hinds County jury ruled for the woman in 2010. Texas appealed the verdict. Supreme Court records show briefs have ...

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Board puts universities' fee request on hold

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — The College Board stalled discussion of a $50-a-semester building fee on full-time students at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, with members saying they want a committee to consider it. However, it appears the proposal will return, possibly as early as next month. The proposed fee was up for a first reading by the ...

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Consumers could be in line for e-books settlement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Officials say they’re sending out notices to Mississippi residents who might have overpaid for e-books and are eligible for a share of a nationwide settlement. Attorney General Jim Hood says the state is getting $407,823 of the $69 million settlement with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Shuster. Officials say the money will be paid to consumers ...

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Court refuses to reconsider hospital ruling

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its ruling that the University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law. The court yesterday denied requests to revisit its June ruling. Mississippi’s CON law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The court ruled UMMC, as a competitor in the ...

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