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Foundation, Deaconess donate $200K for inpatient hospice facility

HATTIESBURG — The South Mississippi Home Health Foundation and Deaconess HomeCare and Hospice employees have given $200,000 to help build an inpatient hospice in Hattiesburg. The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced the gift Monday to its Asbury Hospice House. Bill Oliver, president of the Forrest General Foundation, says $4.8 million of the $5 million goal […] [...]

Severstal completes the sale of Columbus plant to Steel Dynamics

COLUMBUS — Russian steel company Severstal has completed its sale of a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. In a statement from Severstal’s press office, CEO Alexey Mordashov confirmed yesterday the sale of Severstal Columbus, LLC, which is located in northeast Mississippi, to Steel Dynamics Inc. and Severstal Dearborn, LLC to […] [...]

Margaritaville owner files for bankruptcy before landlord hearing

BILOXI — The owner of Biloxi’s Margaritaville casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property. The filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Gulfport follows the casino’s shutdown on Monday night. Don Dornan, a lawyer for landlord Clay Point, […] [...]

Highland Community Hospital signs agreement with Keesler Medical

PICAYUNE — Highland Community Hospital is now Keesler Medical Center’s 25th partner hospital in the National Disaster Medical System after representatives from the medical center and the Forrest General Health System signed an agreement at the Picayune medical facility. Douglas Jones, Forrest General Health System chief operating officer, and Col. (Dr.) Tom Harrell, 81st Medical […] [...]

Another marker going up on Mississippi Country Music Trail

POLKVILLE — On Sept. 19, one of Mississippi’s longest-running country music festivals will be honored with the newest marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at 6334 Highway 13 in Polkville, across the street from the Polkville Music Barn. This will be the 26th marker on […] [...]

Delta Council says condition of Highway 6 ‘of crisis dimensions’

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — As the 2014 harvest progresses, the transportation arteries that move the crop from the field to its market place in Northwest Mississippi is choked down, according to Stoneville-based Delta Council. Due to structurally deficient bridge structures throughout the Batesville-to-Clarksdale reach of Highway 6, hundreds of trucks loaded full of grain are being […] [...]

House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state

IUKA — The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote H.R. 3044, which approves the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka. Located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Yellow Creek Port was developed for economic development purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the state of Mississippi. “Manufacturing remains one […] [...]

Commerce Department: Some metro area economies grew faster than others

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in […] [...]

Cochran, Wicker petition for more time to mull EPA regulations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have endorsed an effort to give the public and stakeholders more time to comment on carbon emissions regulations being promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cochran and Wicker are among 53 senators who signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that seeks a […] [...]

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