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Chaney obliging Bryant on probe of BCBS provider adequacy

With a U.S. District judge having invalidated his executive order, Gov. Phil Bryant says he will no longer seek to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi to re-instate in-network status to policyholders who use the services of the 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates. But the governor still wants to get to the bottom of whether ...

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Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims November as Innovation Month

JACKSON, Mississippi — While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” Bryant said. “This growth would not be possible without ...

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HUB International appoints Brent Tyler director of Mississippi operations

JACKSON, Mississippi — Brent Tyler is the new director of operations for the Mississippi Region of HUB International Gulf South, according to a new release from HUB International, a global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. Tyler will be in charge of leading the HUB Mississippi management ...

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BBB issues alert involving Mississippi Power scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) BBB is warning of a utility scam targeting Mississippi Power customers. John O’Hara, president and CEO of BBB Mississippi, reports that these type of scams will move from utility company to utility company and spread throughout our state. These scams will also move from utility company to utility ...

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Judge mulling newspaper's public records lawsuit involving MDMR

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge is reviewing legal arguments and will rule later on a Gulf Coast newspaper’s lawsuit to get access to more records from an audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The Sun Herald reports the MDMR and the state auditor’s office went before Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel for a hearing Wednesday. The Sun Herald ...

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New farmers market to hold soft opening this weekend

EDWARDS — The Town of Edwards will present the “Edwards Farmers Market Soft Opening Day” with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor RL Perkins and District 63 Representative Deborah Butler Dixon The event will be held on Town Square at 310 Front Street (the 2013 interim location) Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. The event will kick off the ...

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Hosemann seeking penalties from developer for moving project funds

JACKSON — The secretary of state’s office is questioning whether Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is seeking administrative penalties plus restitution of $587,084. Watkins denied any wrongdoing during an administrative hearing that ended this week before ...

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Back-to-back events bring crowds to Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis businesses are enjoying back-to-back crowd-generating events this month. First it was the combined Cruisin’ the Coast and Second Saturday celebration Oct. 12. Saturday was the wind up of three days worth of vintage cars parading around to different venues. Restaurants, shops and hotels gave the popular annual event high marks. Last week, travel writers from all over ...

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