Archive for January 5th, 2011

Medicaid spending to come in under budget

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: budget, healthcare

JACKSON — It looks as if Medicaid spending is going to come in under the forecast, but Gov. Haley Barbour is still urging lawmakers to be cautious. “(Yesterday) the Division of Medicaid advised me spending for Medicaid beneficiaries will actually be less than the amount budgeted last April. My conservative estimate is there will be […] [...]

Whitney’s disposal of sour loans added to its appeal to Hancock

by Published: January 5,2011

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DMR holding meeting on city’s boat launch project

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing concerning a project proposed by the City of Biloxi to repair and improve the Kuhn Street boat launch. The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Bolton State Office Building in Biloxi. The City of Biloxi […] [...]

AlphaGen finds site for ceramics materials plant

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: manufacturing

PHILADELPHIA — Officials from Lotus Holdings and AlphaGen Materials announced that AlphaGen is locating operations in Philadelphia in Central Mississippi. A manufacturer of Cerarmix polymer ceramic coatings for industrial applications, infrastructure repair and clean energy applications, AlphaGen will be locating in the 235,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by U.S. Motors. The project represents an initial investment […] [...]

Workers laid off after mayor, aldermen get pay raise

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: compensation, jobs, layoffs, municipal government, salaries

WAVELAND — The City of Waveland has laid off 11 workers and reduced four full-time positions to part-time. The Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 early yesterday morning after a 3½-hour executive session that began Tuesday night. Mayor David Garcia says the move was made because of shortfalls in the budget. The layoffs include seven public […] [...]

Customer: TVA rates ‘worse than ridiculous’

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: electricity, energy, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Some Tennessee Valley Authority industrial customers are grumbling about planned changes and rate increases that they contend have been “worse than ridiculous.” Paul Holland, director of the Southeastern Power Users Group that represents about 72 TVA industrial customers, told The Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel that planned changes will further drive up rates […] [...]

Bryant On Upcoming Session

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: 2011 legislative session, Phil Bryant

JACKSON- Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant talks with MBJ-TV about his legislative agenda for 2011. [...]

Stinky Feet, Flowood

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: jogging, Mississippi Blues Marathon, running

FLOWOOD- Local athletic stores like Stinky Feet are gearing up for the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon. In this segment MBJ-TV learns about the importance of good footwear. [...]

Law firm: St. D agrees to lawsuit settlement

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: courts, healthcare, hospitals, law, lawsuit

JACKSON — Seven more hospitals, including one in Mississippi, have agreed to pay the government a total of $6.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving the overcharge of Medicare for a type of back surgery known as “kyphoplasty,” according to the law firm of Phillips & Cohen, LLP, which cited a Department of Justice […] [...]

NMMC begins major construction project

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: construction, healthcare, hospitals

TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center has started construction on its $55-million expansion that includes a new five-story west tower plus renovations to the hospital’s main unit. NMMC officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that when work is completed in 42 months, rooms in the old tower and the new facility will be larger. […] [...]

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