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Blue Cross of Mississippi maintaining non-Obamacare compliant policies

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements. “ Instead, we have renewed coverage for ...

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BCBS of Mississippi maintaining non-Obamacare compliant policies

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements. “ Instead, we have renewed coverage for ...

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers in a carriage-styled seat hooked ...

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O TANNENBAUM — Christmas tree growers hoping to top solid 2012 sales

First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year’s Christmas tree at the Governor’s Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013. Christmas tree growers are still humming about ...

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Attorneys general reach settlement with Google over cookie settings

JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, along with the attorneys general of 36 other states and the District of Columbia, have entered into a $17-million settlement with Google Inc. following consumer privacy concerns involving the company’s setting of cookies on certain Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Mississippi’s share of the settlement is $273,595.16. Google had been offering ...

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials are waiving a requirement that ...

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Fair officials mulling a second event to be held in Memphis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair has no plans to move from the Landers Center in Southaven, but officials are exploring the possibility of adding a second fair in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports Michael Doyle, president of the Mid-South Fair board of directors, told the Memphis City Council earlier this week that organizers want the fair back in the city ...

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UMMC looking to buy downtown Jackson building for $6.25M

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking approval from the College Board to buy the vacant Landmark Center office building in downtown Jackson for $6.25 million. UMMC says it would move some operations downtown to the 300,000 square-foot building to move some offices out of rented quarters and eventually free up more space on campus. » READ ...

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Future of prepaid college tuition program still in limbo

JACKSON — It’s still unclear whether Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition plan will reopen for additional enrollments, or when that might happen. But if the plan does reopen, price increases of at least 20 percent could be needed to keep the plan afloat. The board that runs the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan voted yesterday to ask actuaries to prepare ...

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