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OUR VIEW: Status Quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling in the Legislature in recent ...

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Auction of SemiSouth's assets to be held next month

STARKVILLE — Heritage Global Partners (HGP) and The Branford Group will hold a webcast auction sale of late model silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor manufacturing assets and testing equipment of SemiSouth Laboratories in April. The global webcast auction is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on April 4. A full listing of the items up for sale can be found online ...

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Beauvoir finally rid of Hurricane Katrina's destruction

BILOXI — Visitors arriving today at Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy, will be greeted inside the new Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. For nearly eight years, the first building guests at Beauvoir have seen coming through the gates is a FEMA trailer, a reminder of Hurricane Katrina. “We have been working to get into the building ...

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Regulators give nod to new liquor store hours

CORINTH — Corinth’s request for two changes in the hours for the local sale of liquor has been approved by Mississippi regulators. The Daily Corinthian reports the Alcoholic Beverage Control agency recently approved package stores to have hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, rather than the state regulation of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ABC ...

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Beer-brewing bill heads to governor's desk

JACKSON — The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi. House members voted 70-36 today to approve Senate Bill 2183, which allows people 21 and older to brew up to 200 gallons of beer each year, as long as they live in a city or county where alcohol is legal. The ...

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Furniture market proposed in Tunica

Scott Morton, a longtime furniture manufacturer’s sales representative, has proposed a Tunica Furniture Market he insists is not aimed at pulling away business from the Tupelo Furniture Market. “I’m not trying to compete against Tupelo – I’d like to work with them,” Morton told Dennis Seid of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “I want people to attend both markets.” Read ...

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DRA, UMMC bringing telehealth center; to create 200 jobs

JACKSON — A new telehealth delivery and education center will provide Mississippians with access to affordable, quality health care as well as expand medical training to providers, according to a joint news release from the Delta Regional Authority and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Center leaders estimate that the new Mississippi Delta Healthcare Workforce and Technology Project will create ...

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Anti-abortion group back with new Personhood initiative

JACKSON — Abortion opponents are pushing for another Mississippi ballot initiative that would define life as beginning at conception, coming less than two years after 58 percent of voters in the conservative state rejected a nearly identical proposal. Sponsors who filed paperwork for a new initiative yesterday said they believe people were misled about the measure that was defeated in ...

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Supervisors moving forward on bonds for Powersite

WEST POINT — The board of supervisors has started the process toward issuing up to $10 million in bonds for development of the Prairie Belt Powersite in northern Clay County. The Daily Times Leader reports officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK had requested that the board be ready to issue bonds when a major industry decides to locate to ...

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After failed negotiations, circuit clerk's paycheck garnished

VICKSBURG — Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree will not get a paycheck until she pays back money the state auditor’s office and the board of supervisors say is owed dating back to 2006. The Vicksburg Post reports supervisors acted this week after talks with Ashley-Palmertree and her attorney failed to reach a resolution. The action will not affect Ashley-Palmertree’s ...

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