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Prison system could save money with health care contract

April 27, 2015

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JACKSON — The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates. The health services contract is one of several Department of Corrections financial pacts that are being redone after last year’s federal […]

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Mississippi economic index shows first rise since fall

April 17, 2015

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Components of the Mississippi Leading Index, or MLI, collectively rose 0.6 percent in February, the first increase since October, state economists report. The value of the index increased 3.9 percent from the previous February, according to the April issue of Mississippi’s Business, an economic monitoring newsletter published by the University Research Center, an arm of […]

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Georgia legalizes medical pot, limits use to 8 ailments

April 17, 2015

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ATLANTA — To the squeals of sick children and thunderous applause from their parents, an emotional Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that immediately legalizes the use of medical marijuana in Georgia to treat eight serious medical conditions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, makes it legal for […]

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Feds to set new off-shore drilling rule, 5 years after BP oil spill

April 11, 2015

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The New York Times reports the Obama administration is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, administration officials said Friday. The announcement of the Interior Department regulation, which could […]

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Forecasters see fewer than average hurricanes in 2015

April 10, 2015

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NEW ORLEANS — The Atlantic hurricane season in 2015 will see fewer than the average number of storms, according to Colorado State University researchers. Researchers Philip Klotzbach and William Gray say in a news release that cooler ocean temperatures and the expectation that favorable atmospheric conditions will continue through the summer months will mean fewer […]

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More patients treated at UMMC for “spice” overdose

April 9, 2015

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JACKSON – More patients exhibiting symptoms related to an overdose of the designer drug “spice” have been seen at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department over the last two days. The new cases – a reported five on Wednesday and seven on Tuesday – puts the number of patients treated at the Medical […]

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Adams Co. ponders retirement fix for ex-hospital employees

April 7, 2015

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NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors are working on a solution to the problem of unpaid retirement benefits for former Natchez Regional Medical Center employees. The Natchez Democrat reports that when the county-owned hospital filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2014, one of the unsecured creditors in the filing was the Public Employees Retirement System. One […]

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Egg Fight: Arkansas House passes ban on California wine sales

March 27, 2015

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LITTLE ROCK – An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state’s law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings, the Associated Press reported in a story for Arkansas Business Friday. The House voted 57-19 to advance to […]

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State’s president, Bill LaForge

March 19, 2015

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, […]

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Collegiate career sidelined by heart ailment, Brandon’s Tyler Adams gets start in Hoyas’ final game

March 8, 2015

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A heart ailment snatched away former Brandon basketball star Tyler Adams’s collegiate career soon after he arrived at Georgetown University as a much-heralded recruit. Another basketball highlight remained for the 6’9 senior, though he had no idea it was coming until Georgetown Coach John Thompson III called the team together after practice last Thursday, the […]

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