Home » NEWS (page 10)

NEWS

EPA chief defends agency approach

By JACK WEATHERLY After withholding the name of the keynote speaker for the Delta Council’s annual meeting last Friday, the group’s president revealed the day before that Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt was to be the speaker. The council initially said that it was going to honor the White House request to keep the speaker’s identity secret. But the ...

Read More »

Hattiesburg Clinic starts work on facilities  

By JACK WEATHERLY The Hattiesburg Clinic broke ground Wednesday for two facilities at its Tatum Park campus, located off Veterans Memorial Highway, Highway 11, in Hattiesburg. One is a two-story, 57,221-square-foot orthopedics and sports medicine building that will house clinical practice space for 14 orthopedic providers, a 9,000-square-foot physical therapy suite, community conference center and an imaging suite. The facility ...

Read More »

UA Northpark 14 building to go on auction block

By JACK WEATHERLY The UA Northpark 14 movie theater in Ridgeland will go on the auction block June 28. Regal Entertainment Group notified the movie house’s owner, United Development Co. Global in early 2016 that it was not renewing the lease. But it did. And as of Tuesday, Regal was still operating the theater. Now United Development wants to find ...

Read More »

Pathway reaching more people with addiction across state

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Nearly 20 years ago Dr. Brent Boyett established a medicine and dentistry practice in rural northwest Alabama.  As years went by with countless patients Dr. Boyett realized he was in the middle of a catastrophic storm in rural South and across the nation: the opioid crisis. Boyett changed his career path from dentistry to specialize in ...

Read More »

Mississippian takes over as chairwoman of largest type 1 diabetes nonprofit in world

By BECKY GILLETTE JDRF International, the largest non-profit dedicated to research into type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the world, now has Tupelo native Ellen Leake at the helm of its board of directors. “We have been around for 48 years and we have never changed our mission, which is to cure diabetes,” said Leake, whose daughter, Elizabeth, contracted T1D 23 ...

Read More »

LAW ELEVATED — Blue Cross policy dispute battle revisited

In terms of governmental policy disputes, the 2013 battle between a private hospital chain, Health Management Associates, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, was epic in proportions. What began as a contract dispute between two major corporations quickly escalated, eventually involving the governor, the commissioner of insurance, the attorney general, the Legislature, and a federal district court. The ...

Read More »

TODD SMITH — Former WPP head Martin Sorrell plans new ad empire

Former WPP CEO Martin Sorrell – one of the most innovative ad moguls of our time, who crashed amid a misconduct scandal – is prepping to launch a new branding empire. Recently, Sorrell announced plans to build a new advertising, marketing services and ad-tech company. Derriston Capital, a British firm whose website says it was created “to consider opportunities within ...

Read More »

DAVID HAMPTON — Even Mad Max had smooth roads to drive on

I‘ve always liked post-apocalyptic science fiction movies. You know, movies like Planet of the Apes, The Time Machine, Mad Max, On the Beach, Book of Eli. Mankind has blown it up and all is a wasteland. The characters struggle to survive. They scavenge the crumbling remains of the civilization their ancestors once built. The good science fiction message, of course, ...

Read More »

Forrest General honors Nurses of the Year

Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and Nurse Leader of the Year. At a reception held on May 11, for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Joyce Rogers, RN, radiation oncology. Kenneth David Dees, RN, Epic, was honored as the hospital’s Non-Clinical Nurse ...

Read More »