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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama's minimum wage hike order

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and how many future Mississippi companies ...

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New Belgium Brewing brands available in Mississippi March 3

New Belgium Brewing will make Mississippi its 37th state of distribution on March 3, according to a news release from the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewer. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. Wholesale partners across the state include: -Capital City Beverage (Miller/Coors) -Mitchell Distributing (ABI) ...

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BOOK BIZ — Jeeves and Bertie spring back to life with humor in tact

Fans of Wodehouse’s bumbling Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves will relish this homage to the author and these comic English characters. Although Wodehouse died in 1975, Faulks has brought Bertie and Jeeves back to life in a romping good imitation. Wodehouse purists may grumble and grouse that the new book sullies the memory of this master of comic ...

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Former Stone County Economic Development Partnership executive director indicted

JACKSON, Mississippi — Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, was indicted Thursday on one count of felony embezzlement, according to a release today from State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  Gumm was previously arrested on August 16, 2013 for embezzlement. As Executive Director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000.00, Pickering’s release said. Gumm is accused of depositing ...

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Improving cardiovascular care in Mississippi

Since 1973, the Jackson Heart Clinic has been leading central Mississippi with state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. The founders were James C. Hays, M.D., James L. Crosthwait, M.D., and Quinton H. Dickerson, M.D. These physicians were also instrumental in the formation of the Mississippi Heart Institute and opening of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital. Hays and Dickerson are ...

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20 years of health care — Mississippi Health Partners has 800 physicians, 14 hospitals in 10-county network

Mississippi Health Partners, the Jackson-based managed care network, is entering its 21st year of operation in 2014, providing employers and payors with quality health care services while controlling the costs associated with those services. The company has grown to encompass approximately 800 physicians and 14 hospitals, including the two that were there in the beginning: Baptist Medical Center and St. ...

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