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UMC cuts 195 jobs, eliminates 85 positions in budget cut

Special to the MBJ The University of Mississippi Medical Center today announced it is cutting 195 jobs and eliminating another 85 positions in action to address a recent $32.7 million budget cut, part of budgets ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant. The Medical Center has identified $24 million in savings through a combination of reduced spending and enhanced revenues to be realized ...

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The Latest: 2 casino sites rejected on Mississippi coast

Regulators have rejected proposals for two new casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes had said the sites don’t meet requirements of a state law that limits state-regulated casinos to sites touching water along the Mississippi River or the Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2mTQYY8 ) that the state Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected applications from ...

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Biloxi is site for Red Roof’s 500th hotel

Red Roof has opened a renovated Inn and Suite in Biloxi, its 500th property in the U.S. The property is owned by Pete Patel. The Red Roof Inn & Suites Biloxi is a family and pet friendly hotel, located off I-10 just a short drive from Keesler Air Force Base, Gulf Coast Convention Center and Beau Rivage, Started in July 2016, the 60-room property ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: State’s conservatism nothing new

Legislative Republicans, especially House Speaker Philip Gunn, often talk about their accomplishments during the current  four-year tenure that is quickly coming to an end. “Since Republicans gained control,” they often say as they tout their record as any good politician would do. It is true that Republicans gained a majority in the Mississippi House four years ago for the first ...

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U.S. stocks gain, extending global rally, as dollar slips

(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks rose, extending a global advance in equities, on signs the world economy is improving and analyst upgrades of companies from Macy’s Inc. to Hewlett-Packard Co. The dollar fell to a one-year low against the euro, while oil, gold, copper and Treasuries gained. Bank of America Corp. climbed 2.4 percent after its share- price estimate was raised ...

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MC School of Law welcomes professors

The Mississippi College School of Law has added three new faculty members. Christopher Henkel, S.J.D., has joined as an assistant professor of law and faulty advisor for the International Law Society. Henkel received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. A member of the American Bar Association, American Society of Comparative Law, American Society of International Law and the ...

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Horne promotes three staff members

HORNE LLP recently promoted two employees in its Hattiesburg office — Brooke Pierce and Leslie Curry — to supervisor, physician services. HORNE LLP also recently promoted Bruce Harris to manager of outsourcing services in its Biloxi office. Harris joined HORNE LLP in 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing business performance reports, developing business models, defining ...

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Adams completes MTA course

DeAnna Adams, director the MS e-Business Innovation Center, has completed all requirements to become a founding member of the Mississippi Technology Alliance Venture Coaching Academy (VCA). The course included a nine-week series of online classes, individual study and team assignments to learn the fundamentals of high-value venture coaching from nationally recognized venture development expert Dr. Randy Goldsmith, president and CEO ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter’s best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter's best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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