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Do ya Doonya? Bollywood exercise comes home to Mississippi

Doonya, a Bollywood-dance inspired fitness & media company, is promoting a new video series that brings Old World dance with New World exercise. Laurel native and co-owner Kajal Desai talked with MBJ-TV earlier this week about the physical benefits of the workout and how it is sweeping larger markets in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Desai says Doonya (which means ...

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Mississippi State designated Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

Mississippi State University has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the 10th such institution in the Southeast. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to help communities identify watershed-based problems and develop and implement locally sustainable solutions. The ...

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Twin Peaks — competition for Hooters — eyes June opening in Jackson

Twin Peaks Restaurant, a sports restaurant with a mountain lodge atmosphere and waitresses in revealing uniforms, is expected to open in June at 6010 I-55 Frontage Road in Jackson in the now-vacant Lone Star Steakhouse building, according the restaurant website fsrmagazine.com. Work has begun on remodeling the structure. Twin Peeks is a fast-growing eatery, known for its “ultimate man cave ...

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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without control towers than around those ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Theo Davis

Age: 26 Service Coordinator Jackson Housing Authority Jackson native Theo J. Davis says the need for good housing is axiomatic. “Shelter is a basic necessity of life,” he says. “You can never go wrong with servicing physiological needs.” As a service coordinator for Jackson Housing Authority, Davis works on everything from supervising tenants to assisting with quality of life measures. ...

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REILY: Van Gogh self portrait gives me moment of pause

I am certainly no art expert, but I have enjoyed visiting art museums across the country and I have fully supported the art community whereever I have lived. My family and I are members of the Mississippi Museum of Art and frequently visit the downtown Jackson location for any number of programs or camps for the kids. So, I was ...

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Entergy repaying school $1.2M-plus for years of overbilling

HERNANDO — Entergy Mississippi is reimbursing Hernando High School $1,230,313.55 for over a decade of high electricity bills, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. From September 2001 to July 2012, Entergy over billed the school for electricity usage for an amount just under a million dollars, a press release from Presley’s office states. At Presley’s insistence, Entergy agreed to ...

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Medicaid chooses California firm for management solution

JACKSON — The State of Mississippi Medicaid has selected MedeAnalytics, a California-based provider of healthcare performance management solutions, for the next generation of the state’s Medicaid Electronic Health Records System (MEHRS) application. The state’s primary goal is to integrate claims and clinical data from various health information exchanges and serve as the clinical data warehouse of record. Physicians in the ...

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Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality and resort industries to provide ...

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