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Ebola ruled out in patient at UMMC

by Published: October 6,2014

Tags: Business, ebola, health care, healthcare, Mississippi

A patient who arrived Sunday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department was questioned for the possibility of Ebola after exhibiting potential symptoms of the disease. The patient, who told staff they had recently been in contact with someone who had traveled from West Africa, was questioned as part of UMMC’s screening […] [...]

European Ryder Cup Team Vice Captain Padraig Harrington commits to Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: Business, Golf, Mississippi, Sanderson Farms

  JACKSON, Miss. – With just over a month left before the start of the Sanderson Farms Championship, 2014 European Ryder Cup Team Vice Captain Padraig Harrington highlights the list of players with Ryder Cup experience making early commitments to the tournament. Harrington commits to play on the heels of the European Team’s 161⁄2 to […] [...]

TODD SMITH — 5 hottest Twitter innovations from big brands

Big name brands are testing myriad interactions on Twitter these days to stand out. While some marketers are bulking up their tweets with buttons to drive sales, some of the most interesting uses aren’t about social media at all. Instead, brands such as Mountain Dew, Specialized bikes and Evian enlist Twitter in conjunction with traditional […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Life insurance is for the living — plan it that way

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi

It has become a custom to write about life insurance concepts during the month of September. The calendar has turned to October, but my annual message is still important. My annual comments are due in great part to the publicity generated by Life Insurance Awareness Month and the great work of the non-profit organization sponsoring […] [...]

C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger […] [...]

Baptist Memorial Health Care cutting more than 100 jobs

by Published: September 30,2014

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Baptist Memorial Health Care is eliminating 112 jobs across its three-state service area. While Baptist has stated less than 1 percent of the corporation’s 15,000 employees will be impacted, the cuts are being made to reduce costs. Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist, said the changes were caused by the “changing health care environment…and improving […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Measurement plus metrics equals PR success & branding relevance

Measurement and metrics are integral and complex parts of our PR world, and it’s increasingly being driven by social media in the digital domain. In fact, the branding, PR, marketing and ad industries recently converged in Measurement Week 2014 in New York, a four-day conference focused on all things measurement, analytics, media success and ROI. […] [...]

Habitat Young Professionals’ Picnic at Cedars is Thursday evening

The Habitat Young Professionals third annual Picnic at the Cedars is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Cedars, 4145 Old Canton Road. The event is free, and is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. Music is provided by The Red Hots. Take your own food, drinks and chairs. For more information, call 601.353.6060 or […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Mississippi’s in’adequate’ public schools

Public School Districts all over Mississippi are still signing up to sue the state for lack of funding according to the formula established under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. MAEP, as it is called, passed as law in 1997 and has only been “adequately” funded twice. 19 districts have signed on to the lawsuit so […] [...]

Josh Hill joins Butler Snow in Oxford

by Published: September 17,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Lafayette County, law, Mississippi, Oxford

Butler Snow has announced that Joshua A. Hill has joined the firm’s Oxford office. Hill is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Practice Group, and will focus his practice on pharmaceutical and medical device defense matters. “We’re excited about the unique experience and strong leadership skills that Josh brings to the firm,” […] [...]

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