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MORA recognizes groups with first Spero Awards

Special to the MBJ The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) served as host for the inaugural Spero Awards presented by Donate Life Mississippi today at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The awards ceremony recognized hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors that work with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue donation. A total of 15 ...

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C Spire to launch home automation, security and monitoring services

Special to the MBJ Ridgeland-based C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, plans to introduce a suite of next-generation home automation, security and monitoring services by the end of the year. C Spire says its all-digital, IP-based services will be the first in Mississippi offered by a telecommunications provider. It will give consumers control and security of their ...

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Gillespie named UMMC's chief nursing executive officer

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi –  Terri Gillespie, a veteran nursing leader and Children’s of Mississippi chief nursing and clinical services officer, has been named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer of the adult hospitals. Effective Sept. 1, she will succeed Dr. Janet Harris, who will move to a full-time role ...

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Biloxi baseball stadium bids $5M above budget

BILOXI, Mississippi — Construction of a new minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi hit another snag Wednesday afternoon when the lowest construction bid opened was $5 million more than budgeted. The lowest contractor bid opened at city hall for MGM Park at Beau Rivage of $32.37 million. “I’m a little disappointed, but that’s what the game is all about. We ...

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39 Mississippi cities gain Main Street accreditation

Special to the MBJ Thirty-nine Mississippi cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, according to a news release by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, ...

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Small business owner named to Jackson sales tax commission

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today named small business owner and local architect Michael Boerner to the 1-percent sales tax commission charged with overseeing expenditures from a recent sales tax increase in the city of Jackson. The 10-member commission will develop a plan for infrastructure repairs and address how tax revenues will support the ...

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D’Iberville casino approved; Diamondhead site rejected

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is gaining one casino, but a second casino proposal was denied by the Mississippi Gaming Commission at its monthly meeting last week in Jackson. After receiving approval for its financing plan, Land Holdings 1 was given the okay to begin construction on the Scarlet Pearl casino, which will be located east of Interstate 110 on the ...

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BCAM purchases AmFed group

Special to the MBJ An Investor group led by the Builders and Contractors Associations of Mississippi Self-Insurers Trust has purchased Ridgeland-based AmFed Companies from Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Co. of Columbia, S.C. This purchase includes two Mississippi insurance companies. BCAM Board Chairman Donnie Massey indicated that AmFed has served as the Third Party Administrator to BCAM for the past ...

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