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State submits proposal for drone-testing site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested. If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, the news […] [...]

Supervisors taking proposals for hospital-sale study

NATCHEZ — Adams County is seeking proposals from groups to complete a feasibility study to determine if the publicly-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center should be sold, leased or if nothing should change. The board of supervisors reached the decision this week after meeting with the hospital board. “We are not going to be able to […] [...]

State sends drone site proposal to FAA

JACKSON — Mississippi is bidding for one of six sites nationwide to test unmanned aerial vehicles. A Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman says the state submitted its proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday. State officials say the FAA should choose Mississippi because it has three manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as a […] [...]

White House rejects Chaney’s health exchange plan

JACKSON — The Obama administration has rejected Mississippi’s proposal to create a state-run health insurance exchange, according to state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, dealing a blow to his bid to craft an exchange despite the opposition of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Chaney, during a news conference, said he was “sorely disappointed” that the application had […] [...]

Citing changing times, officials look to lease hospital

RIPLEY — Tippah County supervisors are moving ahead with obtaining proposals for the lease of the Tippah County Hospital. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal health care is changing and it is difficult for a rural hospital to survive without being part of a larger, better funded organization. Several months ago, supervisors hired an […] [...]

Lawmakers unveil their proposed FY 2014 budget

JACKSON — Top Mississippi lawmakers are recommending most parts of education, from kindergarten through college, receive the same amount of state funding next year as this year. House and Senate leaders today released their proposed $5.5-billion budget for fiscal 2014, which begins July 1. It recommends spending slightly less state money, overall, than in the […] [...]

Governor’s prosposing to cut most agencies by 1.5 percent

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing that most state agencies take a 1.5 percent budget cut during fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1. Republican Bryant released his $5.8-billion spending plan yesterday at the Capitol. It’s 2.3 percent larger than the current year’s budget of nearly $5.7 billion. Legislative leaders release their own fiscal […] [...]

Officials accept Indiana company’s proposal for bus service

COLUMBUS — City officials have approved a Lawrence, Ind.-based bus company’s proposal to bring in three buses for the start of a local public transportation service. The Commercial Dispatch reports more buses from Lawrence Transit System are expected to arrive in Columbus after contracts are signed. Dorothy Dowdell, director of Lawrence Transit’s local operations, says […] [...]

Supervisors soliciting bids for long-term hospital lease

GRENADA — Grenada County supervisors are soliciting proposals for a long-term lease of the publicly owned Grenada Lake Memorial Hospital. The board of supervisors made the decision this past week. Board president Chad Bridges says officials decided leasing the hospital was the best option for the county. Discussions about whether to sell or lease the […] [...]

Supervisors looking for consultant to assist in sale of hospital

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Supervisors are seeking proposals from consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned medical center. This week’s decision only authorizes advertisements to seek such proposals and does not approve the analysis itself. Such an analysis would look at the financial impact of […] [...]

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