Archive | October 16th, 2013

State’s Medicaid refusal puts 1 of 3 poor Mississippians into Obamacare coverage gap

October 16, 2013

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Nearly one-third of Mississippians poor will fall into the “coverage gap” created by Mississippi and 25 other states choosing not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health News reports the study concluded that about 5.2 million poor, uninsured adults […]

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Selection near for 2nd downtown Jackson offices for Secretary of State

October 16, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Secretary of State’ Office is moving its office at 700 North St. closer to downtown. The Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration received five responses to a request for proposals and has narrowed the candidates to two office buildings. The Secretary of State’s Office and DFA are reviewing best and […]

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Mississippi’s beer of choice is Bud Light

October 16, 2013

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When it comes to beer, the northeast loves Sam Adams, Pennsylvania opts for its native Yuengling, and California picks Corona. Blowfish, a “hangover cure” that promises relief after a night of heavy drinking, recently conducted a poll with AMP, a third-party research firm, to learn about people’s drinking habits across the U.S. The survey included […]

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Belk ‘reopens’ at Dogwood with expanded store to meet Flowood retail demand

October 16, 2013

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A $9 million expansion leaves no doubt about where Charlotte-based Belk thinks Flowood’s retail market is headed. In fact, the need to simply keep up with current market demand led Belk to enlarge its store at Dogwood Festival by 40,000 square feet, company executives say. The new expansion to 210,000 square feet is the second […]

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Stocks head for record high as confidence rises in debt default deal

October 16, 2013

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Optimism over a deal to avert a federal debt default lifted U.S. stocks late Wednesday morning to near an S&P 500 record. The jump came as Senate leaders rushed to send a budget deal to the House of Representatives for a vote one day before the nation’s borrowing ability expires. “It appears that risk assets […]

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

October 16, 2013

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If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., […]

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City’s hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

October 16, 2013

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The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion […]

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Cochran could face young challenger in the Tea Party’s McDaniels; Palazzo also watching

October 16, 2013

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has had a long run in the Senate, but it looks like he will soon face a challenge from one of the state’s young, up-and-coming legislators. Two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said yesterday that he’s leaning toward challenging Cochran in the 2014 Republican primary. McDaniel told The Associated Press that […]

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