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Developer proposes new hotels, restaurants, office building

MERIDIAN — Two new hotels and two restaurants are on the drawing board for Meridian. Developer John Tampa of Ascent Hospitality Management Co. told the Meridian City Council that he wants to build a Marriot Fairfield Inn and Suites, a Marriott TownePlace Suites, an office building and two restaurants on a 16-acre site off Interstate 20. Tampa tells The Meridian ...

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MDEQ monitoring bayou cleanup after discharge kills fish

JACKSON COUNTY — The fish kill caused by low pH levels in Bayou Casotte has left a mess, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi Phosphates Corp. are working to clean up the bayou. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur tells The Sun Herald the agency is monitoring the cleanup and will let residents know when the pH levels are ...

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City hopes to land grant to clean up contaminated site

GAUTIER — Petroleum contaminated sites would be prime candidates for a revitalization program if Gautier city officials are successful in obtaining a $400,000 brownfield’s grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jymalyn Redmond of the Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood firm is assisting the city in preparing its application. Mayor Gordon Gollott tells The Mississippi Press he hoped to see citizens ...

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TVA raises base rate; first hike in two years

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is increasing its base rate by 1.5 percent, the first increase by the nation’s largest public utility in two years. The agency’s board of directors approved the hike and a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting today. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The rate adjustment will add about ...

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NMMC celebrates surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently reached a major milestone by surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries. Betty Graham of the Hurricane community in Pontotoc County became the 20,000th heart surgery patient at NMMC on July 5 when cardiothoracic surgeon David Talton, M.D., performed bypass surgery on five coronary arteries and repaired her heart’s mitral valve. “Mother raises a big ...

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UMMC takes over $37M in debt, Grenada Lakes Medical Center

From the outside looking in, it would seem now would not be the best time for the University of Mississippi Medical Center — state’s largest hospital operation — to be taking on $37.4 million in new debt carried by Grenada Lakes Medical Center. In a year or so, Mississippi hospitals could be looking at having to close budget gaps caused ...

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