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Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state’s ban on same-sex marriages

JACKSON — A gay-rights group and two lesbian couples have filed a federal lawsuit to try to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Campaign for Southern Equality; Rebecca “Becky” Bickett and her longtime partner, Andrea Sanders, who were denied a Mississippi marriage […] [...]

Peavey’s wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds

MERIDIAN — HR Professionals Magazine has named Meridian-based Peavey Electronics a “Mississippi Corporate Role Model” for the company’s health program. Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an employee wellness program led by Peavey Corporate Health Director Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000 […] [...]

Former Yellow Creek Port leader Bishop dies at 69

IUKA — Funeral services will be held tomorrow for longtime Yellow Creek Port Authority Director Eugene Bishop, who died at his home over the weekend. He was 69. Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon says Bishop died of natural causes sometime Friday evening. He was found in his Iuka home on Saturday. Bishop served as director […] [...]

Employers added 6,000 jobs in September; unemployment rate falls

by Published: October 21,2014

Tags: employee, employer, job, payroll, unemployment rate, work, worker

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state’s unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The state’s jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent in August and 8.4 percent in September 2013. The decrease was driven by people […] [...]

There’s an app for Sanderson Farms PGA tournament

The Sanderson Farms Championship has released a mobile application, which gives spectators, volunteers and media full access to tournament information on their smart phones. The Sanderson Farms Championship application is available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play. The 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship is Nov. 3 – 9, at The Country Club […] [...]

Community college test shows student satisfaction increasing

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was rated above the national norms on eight student satisfaction scales on the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). The test, conducted by MGCCC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, showed that 78.9 percent of students were very satisfied, satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their experience at MGCCC, a […] [...]

State renews battle over water use with city of Memphis

JACKSON — The U.S Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi to filed a new lawsuit alleging Memphis, Tennessee, is stealing water from the state. The Supreme Court yesterday invited Solicitor General Don Verrilli’s office to file a brief on behalf of the U.S. government. Verrilli is the […] [...]

Pickering lists concerns over Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has notified the Legislature of his concerns with the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula. The report provides detailed information to lawmakers on the MAEP formula in advance of the upcoming 2015 legislative session. “Each year the Office of the State Auditor provides an overview of MAEP funds, how […] [...]

Saul to lead new Office of Drug Court Compliance

JACKSON — A veteran law enforcement officer will lead the newly created Office of Drug Court Compliance. William T. Saul of Crystal Springs will supervise a team responsible for helping the state’s drug courts to implement best practices. Three other people are expected to be hired in the near future. Saul said that the compliance […] [...]

NRC names Memorial Hospital among best in nation — again

GULFPORT — For the eighth consecutive year, National Research Corporation (NRC) has recognized Memorial Hospital at Gulfport among the nation’s top hospitals as a 2014/15 Consumer Choice Award winner. NRC has honored hospitals whose healthcare consumers have rated as having the best quality and image nationally. Memorial was selected as having the highest quality, best […] [...]

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