Archive | March 20th, 2013

(UPDATE) Nissan donates manufacturing robots to Alcorn State University

March 20, 2013

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It’s the gift that keeps on giving… or building. Nissan North America’s manufacturing facility in Canton has given two high-tech robots to Alcorn State University for use in the college’s advanced technologies program. The robots stand more than five feet tall, weigh more than 800 pounds each and were used to arc weld Nissan car bodies. In […]

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Hail damage closes Clinton school for rest of the year

March 20, 2013

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Hail damage Monday at Clinton’s Lovett Elementary School is enough to close the school for the rest of the school year. Parents, teachers, school district employees and volunteers were busy Wednesday packing up and preparing for a move into the old Eastside Elementary campus. Lovett’s roof was badly damaged by baseball-size hail in the area […]

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Sequester could ground subsidized commercial service to state’s regional airports

March 20, 2013

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Air travelers accustomed to catching Silver Airways flights out of Hattiesburg, Meridian, Greenville and Tupelo may soon have to rethink their travel plans. As with a series of other disruptions occurring at airports large and small around the country, the culprit is the federal budget sequester, a series of across-the-board cuts brought about by the […]

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CVS pharmacy chain wants its workers’ fat facts

March 20, 2013

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One of the country’s largest pharmacy chains is asking its workers to find out how fat they are and then disclose it to their insurance provider. Not only is that company, CVS Caremark, telling workers who use its health insurance plan to have a doctor determine their height, weight, body fat, blood pressure and other […]

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American Family Association files motion for injunction against Affordable Care Act

March 20, 2013

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Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression says its client, Tupelo-based American Family Association (AFA) has filed a motion and brief for a preliminary injunction against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The motion was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Aberdeen Division. AFA owns […]

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How healthy is your Mississippi county? As a state, Mississippi ranks last — again

March 20, 2013

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The healthiest Mississippians live in Desoto County and the least healthiest in the Delta’s Quitman County. Those are among the conclusions in the fourth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every […]

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