Archive | July 16th, 2013

State’s Realtor groups set up one-stop site for house hunters

July 16, 2013

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Out-of-date, unreliable — and sometimes fraudulent – home sale websites led Realtor organizations across Mississippi to build a home listing website of their home. With most of the development completed, the task of the 10 Realtor associations is to establish BuyInMississippi.com as the go-to site for prospective homebuyers. Along with its free-of-charge use, BuyInMississippi’s principal […]

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Mississippi blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

July 16, 2013

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS / Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — James Lewis Carter ‘‘T-Model’’ Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss. His age was uncertain. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the […]

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Biloxi restaurant owner lands record 845-pound blue marlin

July 16, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — Biloxi restaurant owner Chris Ferrara landed a record-setting 845.8 pound blue marlin over the weekend during the Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. Ferrara, owner of Biloxi Boardwalk Marina and The Hook Up Bar & Restaurant, fought the 10-foot, 5-inch fish for 6 ½ hours. Before the […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield could cut ties with Mississippi hospitals

July 16, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August. The insurer sent the notice of termination to the Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. That was a week […]

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