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Doctors at UMMC complete state’s first pancreas transplant

December 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s record of firsts, surgeons transplanted a pancreas and kidney into a 49-year-old man on Thursday night, marking the first such event for the state and final piece of UMMC’s abdominal transplant line. “Our goal has been to build a complete and high-functioning abdominal transplant […]

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Red Square Clothing to open at Jackson’s Highland Village

December 10, 2013

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WS Development announces that Red Square Clothing Company will open a location at Highland Village, adding another unique Jackson-based specialty retailer to the center’s tenant mix. Highland Village will represent Red Square’s second shop in the Jackson area. Owner/manager Myles Harris debuted the clothing retailer’s first store five years ago. Red Square offers a full […]

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Pickering named CEO at COMPTEL

December 5, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Capitol Resources LLC announces former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering moves in-house to manage Capitol Resources’ client COMPTEL “We are excited about Chip moving in-house to lead the team at COMPTEL as CEO,” commented Capitol Resources managing partner Clare Hester. “With Chip’s extensive background in telecommunications, this is a natural fit for him […]

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Highland Village in Jackson renews fashion icon Maison Weiss

November 20, 2013

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WS Development is pleased to announce the lease renewal for the long standing fashion icon Maison Weiss. The store has been at Highland Village since it was founded by Nell and Bernie Weiss in August of 1975. Their Grandson Ken Szilasi and his wife Tracy have been running the store since the early 1980’s. Maison […]

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Mississippi College’s Jim Rosenblatt will step down as dean, join faculty in August 2014

November 13, 2013

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Jim Rosenblatt, who’s provided extraordinary service as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law for more than a decade, will leave his post in August 2014 to become a law professor on the Jackson campus. The energetic leader of MC Law since August 2003 ranks among the USA’s top 20 longest serving law deans. […]

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Mississippi chooses former D.C. schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education.

September 25, 2013

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JEFF AMY, Associated Press   JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s state Board of Education has chosen former Washington., D.C., schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education. A person with direct knowledge of her selection told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the appointment had not yet been formally announced. Wright was the only […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to address August 14 Greater Jackson Chamber luncheon

August 1, 2013

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Bennie Thompson

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D- Mississippi) will be the guest speaker at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s next membership luncheon scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 14, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. A former alderman and mayor of Bolton, Thompson has represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, including […]

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

July 29, 2013

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Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren […]

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CEO Silverman moves from Madison to Brandon

July 10, 2013

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Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has a new — but familiar — chief executive officer. Glen Silverman has accepted the role of CEO of the hospital in Brandon after having served in the same capacity at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Madison, a position he had held since 2010. Silverman has been with Health Management […]

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Report: Jackson one of country’s most violent cities

July 2, 2013

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Business Insider reports that Jackson, Mississippi is one of the country’s most violent cities. The information comes from a new FBI study that analyzed the nationwide rise in violent crime last year. Jackson ranked #8 ahead of Baltimore and Newark in the top ten list of violent U.S. cities that also included perennial offenders St. […]

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