Archive | February 17th, 2014

3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

February 17, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify […]

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McComb hospital cuts five doctors

February 17, 2014

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Faced with the reality of shrinking reimbursements from the federal government for health care and rising costs as a result of the new Affordable Care Act, Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has ended its employment with five physicians and is re-evaluating all hospital employee doctors’ contracts. Southwest Health System CEO Norman Price explained that when […]

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DOR issues advisory to businesses on Jackson’s new higher sales tax

February 17, 2014

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The new City of Jackson 1 percent sales tax goes into effect March 1 and applies to activities subject to the 7 percent (or more) retail sales tax with certain exceptions, including most groceries. Businesses should begin collecting the 1 percent additional tax from their customers on March 1. The Mississippi Department of Revenue advises […]

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MDEQ: Claim of incomplete permit review for silicon plant a ‘guise’ by competitor

February 17, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The head of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says an Alabama silicon manufacturer’s claim the state agency erred in granting an operating permit to competitor Mississippi Silicon Metals lacks merit. Selma-based Alabama Globe Metallurgical Inc. has asked for a formal evidentiary hearing before the MDEQ’s Permit Board. Trudy Fisher, MDEQ executive […]

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South Mississippi faces new weather threat — flooding

February 17, 2014

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The story so far this winter in South Mississippi has been ice and snow, but residents now face a new threat — flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas along both the Chickasawhay and Pearl rivers. The Chickasawhay warning affects the counties of George, Greene and Wayne and extends into […]

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