Archive for September, 2012

Investment company acquires JBHM Education Group

by MBJ Staff Published: September 30,2012

Tags: acquisition, education, furniture, holding company, investment, manufacture, merger, school

JACKSON — Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company based in New York, has acquired a 100 percent interest in JBHM Education Group. The transaction closed in September. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Weld North intends to combine JBHM Education Group with recently acquired Editure Professional Development Inc. of New York, creating a […] [...]

Ex-bank teller denied bond; accused of stealing money for drugs

by Associated Press Published: September 30,2012

Tags: arrest, bank, banker, banking, drugs, embezzlement, finance, financial institution, money, steal, theft

GULFPORT — A former teller for Hancock Bank has been denied bond on a federal criminal complaint alleging she stole more than $80,000 from the bank. The Sun Herald reports 29-year-old Ashley Keel was denied bond Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Court records show that in an interview with the FBI, Keel admitted taking money […] [...]

Work underway on transit complex, treatment plant

NATCHEZ — Work is underway at the site of the future Natchez transit facility. The Natchez Democrat reports crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of A-B Motor Company. The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be […] [...]

Men convicted of marijuana charges related to car lot raid

by Associated Press Published: September 30,2012

Tags: automobile, bench, car lot, charge, court, dealer, dealership, guilty, illegal drugs, judge, judicial, justice, law, legal, marijuana, retail, trafficing

JACKSON — Two men convicted of marijuana charges related to a raid on a Jackson car lot have been sentenced to more than five years each. Johnny Earl Course and David E. Jones were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Jackson related to a raid on Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson. Jones was sentenced […] [...]

Supervisors give nod to hospital’s acquisition of clinics

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have given approval to the local publicly owned hospital to buy two medical clinics. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Greenwood Leflore Hospital wants to buy the Kosko Eye Clinic and the Greenwood Urology Clinic. Hospital Administrator Jim Jackson says the purchases also must be approved by the city of Greenwood. The […] [...]

Analysis of Medicaid expansion under final review

by Ted Carter Published: September 30,2012

Tags: Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform, Kaiser Foundation, Medicaid, Milliman Inc., Obamacare, Phil Bryant

Economic experts are reviewing a completed state study examining the fiscal implications for Mississippi in expanding Medicaid rolls under federal Affordable Care Act. In the balance is an infusion of $9 billion of federal money into Mississippi’s health care sector to help fund an expansion of Medicaid eligibly to include at least 250,000 low-and-moderate-income working […] [...]

CMMC welcomes Neville

by MBJ Staff Published: September 30,2012

Tags: Central Mississippi Medical Center, Joyce Neville, University of St. Francis

Joyce Neville, RN, BSN of Opelousas, La., has joined Central Mississippi Medical Center as critical care/cath lab director. At CMMC, she will oversee the ICU, Cath Lab/Outpatient Care Unit and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Neville has more than 25 years of nursing leadership experience in all aspects of critical care. At her former hospital she was promoted […] [...]

Ford to lead schools

by MBJ Staff Published: September 30,2012

Tags: Charles Garrett, Jackie Ford, Wellspring Center for Professional Futures

Jackie Ford, who had been interim schools chief in New Albany since May, has been named schools superintendent. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Ford succeeds Charles Garrett, who retired from the district to take a position with the Wellspring Center for Professional Futures. Before that, Ford had been New Albany’s assistant superintendent for seven […] [...]

Meadowbrook McRae’s building sits mostly empty, but full of potential

The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Drive in Jackson has sat mostly vacant since 2005, save for a small clothing store and a cash advance place. Just under 68,000 square feet of the total 86,000 square feet sits empty. An advocacy organization for the Fondren neighborhood has renewed its hopes that development of the building […] [...]

Bynum picked by Bureau

by MBJ Staff Published: September 30,2012

Tags: Bill Bynum, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Hope Credit Union

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has named Bill Bynum, CEO of HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) as vice chairman of the federal agency’s inaugural Consumer Advisory Board. Bynum will bring nearly three decades of experience in community development finance to the task of advising the agency in its efforts to help consumer finance […] [...]

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