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ANDERSON: Governor, a beneficiary of government health insurance, is obtuse when it comes to healthcare

My first husband was 32 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Eighteen months later, he took his last breath. As sad as that is, it could have been worse. At the time, he worked for Packard Electric and was a GM employee. Thankfully, it was the old GM with great health benefits. Looking back, I […] [...]

Former MBJ editor, co-owner Buddy Bynum dead at 59

RIDGELAND — James L. “Buddy” Bynum, former editor and co-owner of the Mississippi Business Journal and a former aide to Gov. Haley Barbour and former Sen. Trent Lott, has died at his home in Ridgeland. He was 59. Family members said Bynum died Saturday of complications of pancreatic cancer. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. […] [...]

DRMC receives national award

by Published: May 24,2010

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Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services, recently recognized its award winning hospital partners in 2009. Delta Regional Medical Center has been awarded Avatar International’s Most Improved – Loyalty and Endorsement – Inpatient award. In making the announcement, David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO of Avatar said, “I congratulate Delta Regional Medical Center […] [...]

MBJ-TV talks with Malcolm White

March 18, 2010 – MBJ-TV catches up with Mal’s Saint Paddy’s Day parade founder Malcolm White. [...]

Rite-Hite Corporation to locate operations in Horn Lake

by Published: August 21,2009

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Rite-Hite Corporation to Locate Operations in Horn Lake Rite-Hite Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of loading dock safety systems and industrial door solutions, has announced plans to relocate a manufacturing facility to Horn Lake, Miss., bringing more than 50 manufacturing jobs to the state. “On behalf of the City of […] [...]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe to expand

by Published: August 21,2009

Tags: economy, railroad, rebound, recovery, reform

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will complete a $200 million intermodal expansion later this year, and it is expected to have a positive economic impact on the Memphis-area industrial market.  The expanded operations, which include additional railroad tracks and electric cranes for stacking containers, could begin as early as October 1. The expansion could impact […] [...]

Fraenkel Furniture expands operations

by Published: August 21,2009

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Fraenkel Furniture, a fixture in Olive Branch for more than 20 years, has expanded its manufacturing operations.  In 2008, the company added its Advantage upholstery manufacturing line to the facility, which already produced a full line of Englander and U.S.A. mattresses.  The expansion was the second for the 375,000-square-foot facility since opening in 1992.  In […] [...]

Smiths Medical expanding

by Published: August 21,2009

Tags: healthcare, reform

Smiths Medical, a leading global provider of medical products, is expanding its DeSoto County operations by moving to a larger facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch. The move will consolidate distribution operations formerly located in Southaven and San Diego. Smiths Medical manufactures medical devices, and the 239,863-square-foot Olive Branch facility will distribute […] [...]

MBJ launches new Web site

by Published: August 18,2009

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The Mississippi Business Journal launched its new Web site Tuesday, enabling it to be a stronger participant in day-to-day business news. The site has more content which is easily accessible, especially on the home page. Most notably, readers can find stories which  have appeared in the print edition of the MBJ.  “We’re excited about the […] [...]

Traffic Management Center opens

by Published: August 17,2009

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  August 14, 2009     HATTIESBURG — As a stakeholder in the development of an integrated intelligent transportation system (ITS) for South Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened the Traffic Management Center (TMC) in the District Six Headquarters Building in Hattiesburg.   ITS combines computer and communications technology with real-time traffic management and […] [...]

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