Archive for June, 2009

New insurance plans available

by Published: June 30,2009

Tags: COBRA, insurance

Golden Rule Insurance Company is introducing two new short-term health insurance plans in 19 states designed to meet people’s needs for more flexible and cost-effective approaches to coverage. Golden Rule’s new Short Term Medical Plus and Short Term Medical Value plans are designed to bridge gaps in health insurance coverage for workers between jobs who […] [...]

City, university named StormReady

by Published: June 30,2009

Tags: education, emergency, storm

OXFORD — The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi are the latest communities to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Mississippi now has 27 StormReady designations including 14 communities, 11 counties and the University of Southern Mississippi and now the University of Mississippi. StormReady is a nationwide program of the weather […] [...]

Swine flu cases surpass 150

by Published: June 30,2009

Tags: health, swine flu

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 47 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 22-28, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 152. The new cases last were in Winston (nine), Forrest (four), Jackson (four), Lamar (six), Webster (two), Tishomingo (two), Lee (two), Greene (two), […] [...]

What was the old standard is the new standard, for now

by Published: June 29,2009


In 1985, an outlook for the future conference was held in Jackson. Experts made predictions about growth trends, land use, transportation and real estate in the metro area.  There was much speculation about the supply and demand for various types of housing based on demographics, economics and consumer preferences.  During the question and answer session, […] [...]

It’s what you learn after you know it all

by Published: June 29,2009


Are you teachable or do you have it all figured out? The answer to this question could have a direct impact on your success and the success of your company. When you study the lives of effective leaders, there is a common thread of a thirst for learning. These leaders are continually seeking out new […] [...]

We aren’t stupid

by Published: June 29,2009


Editor: What puts almost every American in danger of financial ruin? Has America lost her “can do” spirit? I grew up hearing, “Americans are the greatest innovators in the world.” Now we are being led to believe that we lack the capability to innovate. The fearmongers keep harping on problems other countries have with universal […] [...]

MSU’s own, Keenum knows what university needs to succeed

by Published: June 29,2009

Tags: MSU president

When Dr. Mark Keenum was named the 19th president of Mississippi State University, he pledged to become a strong voice for the state’s land-grant university, telling the school’s story wherever possible to whoever would listen. Six months into his tenure, he is fulfilling the pledge and with the smile you might expect from a man […] [...]

Realizing what’s important is a gift

by Published: June 29,2009

Tags: family

Realizing what is important in life comes along every once in a while for all of us. For me, that happened again a week and a half ago when my third child was born. When your first child is born, it is the miracle of all miracles. It’s an event that dwarfs all others and […] [...]

Thompson says in ‘lockstep’ with business community

by Published: June 29,2009

Tags: chamber of commerce, Congress, government

JACKSON — Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told an audience at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s membership luncheon today that he and the Second District’s business community agree on almost everything. “With the exception of one issue, I’m in lockstep with the business community, and that’s the plight of the less fortunate,” Thompson said. Thompson spent […] [...]

New health initiative unveiled

by Published: June 29,2009

Tags: college, education, health initiative

CLEVELAND — Building a healthier Delta State University and City of Cleveland is the ambitious goal of a new collaborative effort. The “Healthy Campus/Community Initiative” will be led by Delta State’s College of Education, which has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Through this program, Delta […] [...]

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