Posts Tagged ‘study’

Study finds in-home care costs continuing to spiral

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In its 10th year, the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive care at home in Mississippi through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility-based care such as an assisted living facility or […] [...]

Report gives impact of extension service, experiment stations

STARKVILLE — The South’s extension service and experiment station systems are still relevant nearly a century after they were founded. This according to a new report released by an Ohio-based charitable trust. Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and BioDimensions, an independent research and development organization, released results of a study of the economic impact Extension Service […] [...]

State tops list for longest wait-time to see doctor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Time spent in the waiting room is often a benchmark when patients consider choosing a doctor. According to a Vitals annual report analyzing U.S. trends in patient care, the shortest average physician wait time in 2012 actually increased more than a full minute from 2011. And, Mississippi leads the nation in time […] [...]

Governor vetoes school board study legislation

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill calling for a study of elected local school boards. Some lawmakers had wanted all local school board members to be chosen by voters, in part because boards can raise taxes. Today, county school board members are elected, while some city school boards are entirely appointed and […] [...]

State could study the structure of school boards

JACKSON — The House has given final passage to a bill to study the structure of local school boards. House members voted 66-50 for Senate Bill 2141 yesterday. It now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval. If approved, the study by a 13-member panel could take until 2015. Lawmakers had originally considered requiring […] [...]

Duck study could shape conservation, management programs

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Results from a Mississippi State University study of mallard ducks in the state’s South Delta revealed information that could help shape conservation and habitat management programs. For several years, Brian Davis, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and researcher in MSU’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center, has been […] [...]

Study finds support for downtown arena in Capital City

JACKSON — A long-awaited study finds Jackson can support a downtown arena, but the city is no closer to having the money to build one. Officials say the feasibility study is an encouraging sign for city officials and business leaders who have long insisted Jackson can support such a facility. The study recommends Jackson build […] [...]

Study: Confidence in economy holding steady on Coast

by Published: January 31,2013

Tags: consumer confidence, economy, forecast, job, prediction, sales, study, survey, tax, work, worker

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Confidence in the Mississippi Gulf Coast economy held steady in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the CEO and Business Owners Confidence report from the Gulf Coast Business Council. “For the second consecutive survey, business leaders perceive a modestly improving economy,” said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf Coast Business […] [...]

AAA rates city as one of best to visit in 2013

VICKSBURG — AAA Southern Traveler and AAA Midwest Traveler has named Vicksburg one of the top 13 places to visit in 2013. Other destinations named include Christchurch, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Orlando, Panama, San Francisco, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Las Vegas. Vicksburg will host a number of Civil War […] [...]

Study finds Mississippians love dogs; cats not so much

by Published: January 17,2013

Tags: cat, dog, pet, pet ownership, study, veterinarian, veterinary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Mississippi ranks sixth for dog ownership with 45.2 percent of households owning a dog. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Mississippi made the bottom 10 list of […] [...]

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