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Woman’s Hospital of Flowood completes major renovation project

FLOWOOD — Woman’s Hospital has recently undergone a significant facelift that has changed the exterior of the familiar building on North Flowood and transformed patient and visitor areas into contemporary spaces. The renovations, which began in mid-2012 and were completed earlier this month, are part of an ongoing effort to provide a feeling of exclusivity to the hospital’s public and ...

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Mississippi State investigating hacking claim

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University officials are investigating claims from a Brazilian computer hacker that he has breached the school’s computers. The claim was first posted Wednesday on a website dedicated to tracking and tracing claims of computer security breaches. The hacker claims to have accessed the usernames, actual names and passwords of 929 students. MSU spokesman Sid Salter says ...

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REILY: Dogs like Daisy Mae are part of our family forever

Daisy Mae was a great dog. Yeah, she barked too much, couldn’t control her enthusiasm when she was in the house and had a tendency to knock kids over with her ever-wagging tail, but Daisy Mae was one great dog. We recently lost our lab to illness, leaving a void in our family and a hole in all our hearts. ...

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Community Trust adds Madison to metro presence; Flowood next up

  Community Trust Bank is widening its footprint in metro-Jackson yet again with the grand opening Jan, 22 of its Madison Banking Center at 1910 Main St. No sooner will the Madison center be inaugurated than bank officials will begin prepping for the opening of a Flowood office in February followed by an official grand opening in March. Community Trust ...

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Mississippi's Palazzo says he'll be 'point person' on disaster-relief reform

Congressman says he’ll be ‘point person’ on disaster-relief reform >> Poll question … U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo toured areas of the Jersey shore and Staten Island for the first time to view Sandy hurricane damage Tuesday, after the backlash over his vote against funding for the National Flood Insurance Program last week.  >> Read more here …   >> MBJ: ...

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Restoration of one of USM's original facilities almost complete

HATTIESBURG — Work to restore one of the original structures on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus to its former glory is in the final stages. College Hall, built in 1912, will re-open during the spring 2013 semester and serve as home to its new occupant, the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Campus radio station WUSM-FM and The ...

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Lockheed Martin delivers weather satellites to NOAA

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lockheed Martin has delivered the core structure for the first in a series of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites to the company’s Mississippi Space and Technology Center on NASA’s Stennis Space Center where it will undergo propulsion system integration. The rigid external structure of the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R Series ...

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Reports: State saw fewest deaths from fire in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based on preliminary reports the total number of 2012 fire deaths in Mississippi was 62, down from 80 fire deaths in 2011, according to a release from the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Commissioner of Insurance/State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said that is the lowest number of fire deaths recorded in a single year since the office has ...

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BancorpSouth introduces prepaid debit card program

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has launched the BancorpSouth Prepaid Card program designed to serve as an alternative to traditional checking accounts. “The Prepaid Card program puts customers in control of their funds, and having no minimum balance or overdraft fees make the cards ideal for budgeting, travel and students,” said Derek Caswell , BancorpSouth first vice president, retail banking. “The ...

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