Archive | August, 2013

UMMC names new physician workforce director

August 27, 2013

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Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization whose duties include putting more primary care doctors to work in the state’s medically needy areas. Mitchell, a family physician, hospitalist with North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc and faculty member with the center’s […]

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Tony Dungy to visit East Central Community College campus

August 23, 2013

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Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy will make an upcoming visit to the campus of East Central Community College at an event promoting the school’s football program. According to a news release, ECCC Warriors first-year head coach Ken Karcher is a longtime friend and associate of Dungy. Dungy retired from […]

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The Help’s Tate Taylor involved in movie about James Brown’s life, set for Natchez

August 23, 2013

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Jackson native Tate Taylor, who made the movie The Help, is ready to make another movie in Mississippi, and it will be made in Natchez. In a Huffington Post story, it was reported that Taylor is set to begin work on a movie about James Brown’s life… Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, […]

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Natchez could be site for ‘major movie announcement’

August 23, 2013

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In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes […]

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NMMC celebrates surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries

August 22, 2013

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently reached a major milestone by surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries. Betty Graham of the Hurricane community in Pontotoc County became the 20,000th heart surgery patient at NMMC on July 5 when cardiothoracic surgeon David Talton, M.D., performed bypass surgery on five coronary arteries and repaired her heart’s mitral […]

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TURNER: The world’s only stand-up economist to headline Thad Cochran forum

August 22, 2013

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If you ask most business professionals, the likely assumption is that the whole subject of economics is not exactly a source of merriment and laughter. At this year’s Thad Cochran Forum, to be held at the Jackson Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, that assumption will be proved wrong. Appearing as this year’s keynote speaker […]

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(VIDEO) Fox News’ Shepard Smith comments on cold beer in Oxford …

August 21, 2013

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Shepard Smith closed the Fox Report on Tuesday with the breaking story out of Oxford about the Board of Aldermen voting to approve the sale of cold beer. » See entire video

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Lance Bass addresses *NSync reunion rumors

August 21, 2013

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Clinton native turned pop hunk turned cosmonaut Lance Bass addressed rumors of an *NSync reunion last night on his SiriusXM show “Dirty Pop with Lance Bass.” Here’s the complete audio of the comments here. Bass and friends Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone founded the pop group in 1995 and announced a […]

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Shed owners respond to closing of restaurant

August 21, 2013

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After news reports that The Shed abruptly closed its Mobile restaurant Tuesday and posted a handwritten sign on the door, the Orrisons responded this morning on The Shed’s Facebook page. Here’s their statement: » Read complete post from Lisa Monti …

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The Shed restaurant closes its doors in Mobile

August 21, 2013

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A restaurant that’s been a landmark in southern Alabama is closing its doors. Employees tell WPMI-TV that they were surprised Tuesday when they showed up at The Shed in Mobile and learned the business had closed. A handwritten sign on the front door stated, “Closed, Ocean Springs Shed still serving BBQ!” and listed a phone […]

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