Archive | August, 2012

State sees more than 2 dozen new cases of human West Nile virus

August 13, 2012

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  Mississippi has 26 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing this year’s total for the mosquito-borne disease to 59 cases, including one death, Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports. Reported cases for 2012 have already surpassed 2011’s total of 52 cases, although 5 West Nile virus-related deaths o ccured that year, […]

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Southern Crossroads Music and Tamale Fest kicks off at Coliseum today

August 10, 2012

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Tamales and Southern-style music take center stage today and Saturday with the Southern Crossroads Music and Tamale Festival at the Mississippi Coliseum. Promoters say the August 10-11 indoor music and culinary festival will be the first of its kind in the South. The Festival is the brainchild of Southern Crossroads syndicated radio show host Pat […]

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OSHA hits Norfolk Southern with whistleblower fines yet again, cites rigged hearings

August 8, 2012

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Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has become a repeat violator of whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the U.S. Department of Labor charged in fining the railroad company more than $300,000 for its latest retaliation against an employee who complained about safety on the job. The newest fine, combined with fines levied in […]

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Mississippi delegation to head to Japan to talk trade, investment

August 8, 2012

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Japan, as Mississippi’s top foreign investment partner, will receive a visit in September from a delegation of Magnolia State economic development officials and business leaders. The delegation will travel to Tokyo for the 35th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan (SEUS – Japan) and Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, Sept. 13-15. Gov. Phil Bryant […]

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State to highlight contracting opportunities for minority, women-owned businesses

August 7, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is hosting a day-long conference and networker August 16 to connect minority- and women-owned businesses in Mississippi to procurement opportunities available at state agencies. The event, Access Mississippi, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 Pascagoula St. Gov. Phil Bryant emphasized that Access […]

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Westland Plaza soon to have Hibbett Sporting Goods

August 7, 2012

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  Hibbett Sporting Goods Store has signed a lease for 5,000 square feet at Westland Plaza in West Jackson and plans to open before Thanksgiving. Stirling Properties brokered the lease and says buildout is under way on the new store. Hibbett Sports joins Foot Locker which opened in January as the two newest tenants at […]

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Nation’s shopping centers see net operating income gains

August 7, 2012

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  Shopping centers around the country saw an up-tick in revenue in the second quarter but not enough to offset higher expenses, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) says in reporting on a new survey. The survey of investment managers for approximately 1,000 shopping-center […]

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NY Times reports HCA inquiry uncovered unnecessary cardiac surgeries

August 7, 2012

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An internal investigation by HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, including Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, uncovered evidence as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 showing that some cardiologists at several of its hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of the […]

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Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea

August 3, 2012

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Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea   Former Greenville Public Schools superintendent Dr. Harvey Andre Franklin, 56, faces 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to receiving kickbacks from the award of a federally funded reading instruction contract. Franklin pleaded before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, in Aberdeen, […]

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