Archive for April, 2013

Health officials trying to save jobs

JACKSON — Top officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health say they’re trying to prevent layoffs for 41 employees and 41 contract workers who were part of a program to help women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Friday that the social workers were told April 15 their jobs […] [...]

Dutschke charged with sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — The arrest of a 41-year-old Mississippi martial arts instructor in a case of poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others capped a week in which investigators initially zeroed in on a rival of James Everett Dutschke, then decided they had the wrong man. Federal authorities arrested Dutschke early Saturday at his […] [...]

PSC has no authority over rural water system

by Associated Press Published: April 28,2013

Tags: law, legislation, state agency, state law, utility, water, water association

JACKSON — Legislation that Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law clarifies that the three-member elected Public Service Commission does not have authority over rural water associations. Bryant signed Senate Bill 2322 this week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the bill includes an amendment by Rep. Jerry Turner, R-Baldwyn, to require the rural water associations’ […] [...]

Law clears way for UMMC to take over hospital

GRENADA — Legislation that would allow the University of Mississippi Medical Center to take over a hospital in Grenada has been signed into law. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1721. It takes effect immediately. Grenada County has been shopping around the county-owned Grenada Lake Medical Center since last summer. The bill would allow the […] [...]

Mayor’s federal bribery trial delayed

by Associated Press Published: April 28,2013

Tags: bribe, bribery, city, city government, elected official, federal government, mayor, politician, public official

VICKSBURG — A federal judge has agreed to reschedule Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield’s trial on a federal bribery charge. Winfield is charged with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. He has pleaded not guilty. A judge this week granted a delay so Winfield’s lawyer has more time to review evidence in […] [...]

Meridian DJ group brings dubstep, EDM to Queen City

by Stephen McDill Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Cameron Hall, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, dubstep, EDM, Light and Sound, Mark Cherry, Meridian, Sam McKee

Armed with headphones and turntables, the modern DJ (or deejay) industry has really jumped off since the days of Studio 54 and Grandmaster Flash. Today’s deejays have become a fixture of the electronic dance music (EDM) industry and a select few have even made six-figure salaries mixing house music in clubs and on albums all […] [...]

Russell Turley looks to impact young people

by Clay Chandler Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Bo Zimmerman, Brad Reeves, Jim Barksdale, Phoenix Club, Russell Turley

Russell Turley is president of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, which started in 2007 and raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Q — How did the Phoenix Club get started? A — As a result of experiences with the original Phoenix Club in Memphis, a group of young professionals (Brad […] [...]

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC welcomes Katherine Wylie

by MBJ Staff Published: April 26,2013

Tags: architecture, Bear+Riser Architects, Katherine Wylie, Ocean Springs

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC recently welcomed Katherine Wylie, intern architect. A native of Ocean Springs, Wylie is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University. She brings valuable experience to Beard + Riser, including previous positions with Pryor-Morrow Architects and Engineers and Allred Architectural Group. In addition, she served for six months as a volunteer […] [...]

Brown takes award

by MBJ Staff Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Brandon Brown, CoStar Power Broker, T.L. Brown Properties

Brandon L. Brown, CCIM, of T. L. Brown Properties, Jackson, has been named a 2012 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group Inc. This annual award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or […] [...]

Greenwood School Board hires Montrell Greene as new superintendent

by MBJ Staff Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Jennifer Wilson, Margie Pulley, Montrell Greene

The Greenwood School Board has hired Montrell Greene as the new superintendent and pressed him into service immediately when interim superintendent Jennifer Wilson resigned recently. Wilson had been serving as interim superintendent since the departure of Margie Pulley in the summer of 2012. Wilson was a candidate for the superintendent’s job. Greene previously led the […] [...]

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