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Neel-Schaffer welcomes Keith Boteler

  Neel-Schaffer Inc. has added Keith Boteler to its transportation group located in Jackson. Boteler recently retired after 25 years of service to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). While at MDOT, he was responsible for all IT/CADD related planning, development, implementation, and support for the Roadway Design Division. Boteler received his bachelor degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State ...

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(VIDEO) Robin Roberts honored at 2013 EPSY ceremony

The Arthur Ashe Courage award at last night’s ESPY awards went to Mississippi native and “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last fall to treat a life-threatening blood and bone marrow disease. Roberts was off work for five months before returning to her TV job. Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James presented Roberts with ...

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Moore named president of NMMC-Tupelo

TUPELO — Tim Moore has been appointed as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Since April 2012, Moore has served as vice president of North Mississippi Health Services’ community hospitals, working closely with the facilities in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point as well as Hamilton, Ala. Moore came to Tupelo from Meridian, where he had served as system vice ...

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UPDATE: Jackson’s Beemon Drugs is Independent Pharmacy Cooperative’s MVP for 2013

Yes, America still has independent pharmacies, though they may be getting harder to find as national chain drug stores that double as all-purpose retail shops open on about every available corner. Jackson, in fact, has the distinction of being home to the nation’s “Most Valuable Pharmacy” based on voting by the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC). Beemon Drugs, still at its ...

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Have you tried Pimento's? Nothing cheesy about it

If you’re in the Clinton area and looking to grab a cup of coffee or a sandwich in a unique location, check out Pimento’s Café & Market. While the eatery has been opened for almost a year, it is kind of tucked away on the Mississippi College campus in the quaint Olde Towne neighborhood of Clinton at the corner of ...

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Supervisors vote yes to hospital contract; to hear from HORNE on study

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to enter into what could be a half-million dollar a contract with Healthcare Management Partners. The Natchez Democrat reports the supervisors will hear Monday from the HORNE Group — which the county hired on behalf of Natchez Regional Medical Center — the results of a feasibility study done to determine ...

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EastGroup Properties sees quaterly earnings decrease

JACKSON — EastGroup Properties reported strong results for the second quarter, but profit fell from a year earlier, when the company recorded a large gain selling real estate. The industrial landlord said yesterday that quarterly profit fell 4 percent to $7.6 million, or 25 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That’s down from $8 million, ...

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Store owners face sentencing for selling counterfeit clothing

HOUSTON — A Chickasaw County couple pleaded guilty this week to selling counterfeit goods. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 46-year-old Willie McMillian and his wife, 47-year-old Sophia Hill McMillian, pleaded guilty to sale and possession with intent to sell goods bearing counterfeit labels or trade-marks. McMillian owned and operated Urban Wear with Hill, where the couple sold a high ...

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Both sides escalate legal fight over Hub City mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — Attorneys for Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and candidate Dave Ware continue to trade jabs through legal documents just five days away from the start of the trial over the June 4 election. Attorneys for Ware, who challenged the election results that showed DuPree netted 37 more votes, filed more than 20 subpoenas on Wednesday. Yesterday, The Hattiesburg American ...

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Deadline nears to file claims at troubled cemetery

GREENVILLE — Former Greenlawn Memorial Gardens owner Steve Ragland was laid to rest in the late 1990s. His successors’ clients haven’t rested since. After Ragland died, those who took control of the cemetery collected tens of thousands of dollars from people who prepaid for burial plots, grave markers, crypts and related items and services. According to court records, the cemetery’s ...

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