Archive for June, 2013

Bad bridges list draws strong reaction

by Wally Northway Published: June 28,2013

Tags: bridges, Economic Development Authority of Jones County, Jones County, MDOT, transportation

Few people know Jones County better than Mitch Stennett, a long-time resident and head of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County. Yet, even he was surprised by the number of suspect bridges in his county and where they are located per the National Bridge Inventory (NBI). “Two bridges on the Ellisville-Tuckers Crossing Road are […] [...]

Contractors bring Tanglefoot Trail closer to opening date

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on north Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail. The 44.5-mile long multi-use recreational trail will be the region’s answer to South Mississippi’s Longleaf Trace recreational trail. Tanglefoot runs from New Albany to Houston. The trail is an old Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroad. Betsey Hamilton, chairperson of the GM&O Rails to Trails […] [...]

Keesler AFB’s impact is measured in more than dollars

by Lisa Monti Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Big Business, Gulf Coast, Keesler Air Force Base, Lisa Monti

Keesler Air Force Base’s presence in Biloxi and South Mississippi is so extensive that it has to be measured from several angles, including historical, economic and community service. The base is rooted in the region’s history, dating back to June 1941 when the War Department activated Army Air Corps Station No. 8, Aviation Mechanics School […] [...]

Doctors, hospitals divided over Medicaid expansion

Associations representing hospital executives and physicians appear to be on opposite sides on whether to greatly enlarge the state’s Medicaid rolls. The Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what it says […] [...]

Business owners can determine if customers can carry firearms on premises

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: conceal carry, firearms, Jim Hood, NFIB, Ron Aldridge, Second Amendment, small businesses

Starting Monday, state law will allow firearms to be openly carried without a permit. House Bill 2, passed during the last session, was celebrated by supporters as an important step to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It essentially permits those who are not convicted felons to have on their person firearms that […] [...]

Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided […] [...]

Jackson Convention hotel deal returns with new proposer, better terms

A Tampa hotel management and development company says it intends to break ground on a 330-room, $60-million convention center hotel in Jackson within six months. The saving grace of this project, said outgoing- Mayor Harvey Johnson, is that it would require the city to provide a backstop of only $9 million. Harvey called the proposal […] [...]

Renasant, First M&F complete merger

by Ted Carter Published: June 28,2013

Tags: First M&F, Merchant & Farmers Bank, Renasant

Affirmative shareholder votes Tuesday cleared the way for Renasant to begin a $119 million acquisition of Kosciusko’s First M&F Corp. The acquisition gives the $4.2-billion regional bank based in Tupelo a central Mississippi presence and increased market shares in the northern part of the state as well as in Tennessee and Alabama. Tupelo’s Renasant announced […] [...]

MSU Foundation names Asya Besova Cooley annual giving director

by MBJ Staff Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Asya Besova Cooley, education, Mississippi State University Foundation

Asya Besova Cooley, a professional staff member in the Mississippi State University Foundation, is the university’s new annual giving director. In that role, she will direct fundraising efforts that typically focus on gifts made to any MSU area on a continuing basis. Cooley also will be responsible for securing annual gifts for the institution and […] [...]

Royal College honors James Martin

by MBJ Staff Published: June 28,2013

Tags: James Martin, medicine, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Dr. James N. Martin Jr., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been unanimously elected to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London as an ad eundem, or honorary, fellow. Martin earned his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School […] [...]

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