Archive | July 29th, 2013

Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

July 29, 2013

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer. Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to […]

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Developer may be set to turn old Bay St. Louis school into new hotel

July 29, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille says it’s too early to say what the vintage Second Street Elementary School will become when he takes ownership in early August. Based on conversations with neighbors and city officials, he guesses the property likely will be turned into a hotel. With offices and shops. […]

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Green paint found on Smithsonian statue, organ at National Cathedral

July 29, 2013

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According to The Washington Post, green paint was found Monday defacing a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall and poured atop an organ in a chapel at the Washington National Cathedral, just three days after the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized in a similar manner. D.C. police have now joined the U.S. Park […]

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Chuck Reece named chairman of MHA Board of Governors

July 29, 2013

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Chuck A. Reece, President of Rush Foundation Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected Chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors during MHA’s 82nd Annual Leadership Conference. Mr. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is […]

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Mississippi Polymer Institute helps NASA measure effectiveness of engine cleaning solutions

July 29, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Last year the Mississippi Polymer Institute partnered with NASA to develop a new tool for evaluating cleaning solutions/solvents that are more environmentally friendly than the ones currently used on NASA’s rocket engine parts. After countless hours of design and evaluation, MPI provided NASA with the prescribed model. Steven Whitacre, MPI’s technical specialist, […]

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CARTER: In-depth news package on mortgages in Mississippi

July 29, 2013

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Click below to read through a series of stories by MBJ staff writer Ted Carter on mortgages in Mississippi. You can find out more in the July 26 issue of the Mississippi Business Journal >>Bursting balloons: New mortgage rules may deflate non-traditional lending >>Balloon mortgages will live on in rural Mississippi counties >>Meeting qualified loan […]

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

July 29, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world’s, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that’s full of light and space — and built up from generative parts in a […]

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Madison County health care zone update

July 29, 2013

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CANTON, Mississippi — In 2012, the Mississippi Governor’s office released a strategic plan titled Blueprint Mississippi Health Care: An Economic Driver. This is a state sponsored strategic plan to “expand the economic asset of healthcare” within the state. In order to effectively implement Blueprint Mississippi legislation was needed. The Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act […]

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C Spire Wireless offers free adult content filter options

July 29, 2013

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C Spire Wireless has introduced free new adult content filtering technology on its network to help parents and employers block inappropriate access to questionable content on the mobile Internet by children and employees through their phones and other connected devices. The filtering service, which is available for every line on a C Spire account, blocks […]

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North Mississippi Health Services named “Most Wired”

July 29, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, and the 13th time that North Mississippi Health Services has been included on the prestigious Most Wired list. In that time, hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems […]

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