Posts Tagged ‘burn’

Health Department issues CON to Methodist

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued a certificate of need (CON) for a project at a Jackson hospital. Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Inc., d/b/a Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation, received CON authority for the construction of a consolidated outpatient therapy facility. The proposed project consists of a 12,300-square-foot building at […] [...]

Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news […] [...]

Drought forces county to issue burn ban while crews battle fire

JACKSON — Authorities in Hinds County have issued a burn ban as rainfall remains sparse and grass fires increase. WLBT reports the ban will be in effect until Oct. 18. It includes recreational fires and controlled burns with the exception of commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment that meet the state’s regulations. The ban was […] [...]

Burn center will have to wait on payment after failed vote

BRANDON — A bill designed to help Mississippi’s only burn center get paid ahead of others when patients win lawsuits has failed to pass in the Senate. Senate Bill 2780 would create a hierarchy for payment when a burn victim wins a lawsuit. First the burn center would get paid, then the attorney and finally […] [...]

Authorities to lift burn ban issued back in June

by Published: August 7,2012

Tags: ban, burn, county government, fire

HERNANDO — DeSoto County authorities have agreed to lift the county’s outdoor burn ban at the end of the week. Bobby Storey, county emergency management chief and fire marshal, told the Board of Supervisors the state Forestry Commission has recommended that the ban be lifted because recent rainfall, wind and humidity are enough to allow […] [...]

Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the […] [...]

Nearly two-dozen counties under burn bans; officials warn of fireworks

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Adams County is banning the shooting off of fireworks in the unincorporated parts but the prohibition will not affect the annual community fireworks display on the Mississippi River. The fireworks ban comes as Mississippi city and counties are dealing with the ongoing drought and high temperature. Twenty-three counties have some kind of […] [...]

Out-of-control brush fires in Pine Belt prompt burn ban

JONES COUNTY — Dry conditions, low humidity and high winds have led to a spike in out-of-control brush fires in Jones County. Fire coordinator Dan McKenna tells the Hattiesburg American the biggest problem areas have been south of the U.S. 84 East corridor and in the southwest part of the county. McKenna said yesterday he […] [...]

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