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Baptist receives CON for new hospital construction

OXFORD — Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been given state approval to build a new infusion services department building. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project yesterday. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. The total capital expenditure for the project is ...

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DMR to let bids for demolition at Coast harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources plans to open bids next week for the demolition of the Harbor Landing boat shed and restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports the city lost its bid to have the state agency swap the property and buildings for land on Back Bay in order to save what ...

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating a long-term development plan for ...

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Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet. A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states. Those are Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi, Vance Air ...

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Insurance Department files lawsuit; looks to block federal rate hikes

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Insurance filed a lawsuit yesterday against the federal government to try to block rates from increasing Oct. 1 in the National Flood Insurance Program. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said that unless something changes, some customers could see their rates rise by more than 3,000 percent because of a 2012 federal law. “Today, many ...

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In-fighting, controversy continues in Hub City mayoral race

HATTIESBURG — Bickering broke out on the third day of vote counting in the do-over election for Hattiesburg mayor. By late yesterday afternoon, officials still hadn’t determined the winner of the race — former city council member Dave Ware, who ran as an independent; or three-term Mayor Johnny DuPree, a Democrat. A third candidate, Shawn O’Hara, received only a few ...

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Construction of new casino hotel tower celebrates milestone

BILOXI — The roof is now on and the topping-off ceremony was celebrated to mark that milestone for the new 12-story hotel tower at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. Yesterday, a crane hoisted a pine tree to the hotel’s roof and a flag unfurled down the face of the building. A rainy summer delayed concrete pouring and pushed back the completion ...

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HORNE announces promotions of Josh Edwards, Lee Klein, Matt Elkins, Matt Ferrell, Amye Bell, Laura Brown and Ted Watson

CPA and business advisory firm HORNE LLP recently announced the promotion of team members Josh Edwards, Lee Klein, Matt Elkins, Matt Ferrell, Amye Bell, Laura Brown and Ted Watson. Edwards was promoted to senior manager. He works in assurance services and focuses his practice on SEC registrants and large private companies. Klein, Elkins and Ferrell specialize is assurance services for ...

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David Hardy, others named to architecture board

The Mississippi State Board of Architecture, along with the Landscape Architecture Advisory Committee and the Interior Design Advisory Committee, recently elected David Hardy, AIA (Biloxi, Eley Guild Hardy Architects) as president, and Michael Boerner, AIA (Jackson, Wier+Boerner Architects) as secretary/treasurer. Also, new member John Christopher “Chris” Morrow, AIA (Columbus, Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers) was inducted, having been appointed ...

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Doctors on call for River Oaks

River Oaks Hospital in Flowood has established an association with Capital Emergency Physicians as providers of emergency medical care for the Emergency Department at River Oaks. Principals for the group are Allison Barrett, M.D., Justin Daniels, M.D., Damon Darsey, M.D., M.S., EMT-P, Patrick Ferriss, D.O., Nathan McIntosh, M.D.; and, James Nichols, D.O. All of the physicians are American Board of ...

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