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IT HEALS ON WHEELS: UMMC Mobile Clinic will make Midtown visits

By BECKY GILLETTE When patients don’t have reliable transportation to see a health care provider, it can mean they don’t get the medical care that they need that could help them live healthier lives and prevent more serious illnesses that require hospitalization. It can also mean that health care providers are seeing a lot of no shows for appointments. That ...

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Judge lets state agency shut down Mississippi payday lender

A judge says Mississippi regulators can shut down one of the state’s largest payday lenders, prompting an appeal. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas had temporarily blocked penalties against All American Check Cashing by state banking regulators. But he ruled Tuesday that he wouldn’t reinstate All American’s licenses to cash checks or make small loans while the company fights the ...

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Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter joins Butler Snow in Louisiana

Butler Snow has announced that former U.S. Sen. David Vitter has joined the firm in an of counsel role in Louisiana. Vitter will practice in the firm’s business department, focusing on business and economic development in the energy sector and other areas. He will be located in the firm’s New Orleans office. “David has a long and successful track record as a legislator and political leader,” said Donald Clark, ...

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Final parts of Mississippi budget set during special session

Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Monday and set the final pieces of the state budget for the year that begins July 1. Most of the $6 billion budget was approved before the regular session ended in late March, but then disputes between the House and Senate killed proposals to fund the attorney general’s office and the Department of Transportation. ...

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Mississippi power plant costs cross $7.5B; rate plan delayed

A Mississippi utility on Monday delayed making proposals for how its customers should pay for an ever-more-expensive power plant, even as the estimated cost of the facility crossed $7.5 billion. Thomas Fanning, CEO of parent Southern Co., told shareholders in May that Mississippi Power would file rate plans for its Kemper County power plant this month. But still unable to ...

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Trump group to team with Delta hoteliers for new chains

The Mississippi Business Journal “article triggered this whole thing.” — Suresh Chawla By JACK WEATHERLY A longshot phone call to real estate magnate Donald Trump nearly 30 years ago by a convenience store owner in Greenwood eager to build a motel started a series of events that has been nothing but good news for the Chawla family. Trump returned the call and told ...

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Governor appoints District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District Circuit Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District circuit judge. Duncan, who has served as DA for the Eighth District since 2003, will replace Judge Vernon Cotten, who retired May 31. Duncan’s appointment will be effective June 2. Bryant will appoint his replacement as DA for the Eighth District, which covers Scott, Leake, Neshoba and ...

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Robert S. MacKenzie achieves Circle of Success recognition

Robert S. MacKenzie, a CFP, CRPC, Private Wealth Advisor/Certified Financial Planner professional with MacKenzie & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Kosciusko has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and was honored for this achievement at the 2017 Achiever’s Conference in Nashville, Tenn. To earn this achievement, MacKenzie established himself ...

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Polen joins Dale Partners Biloxi Office

Neil Polen, AIA, has moved from the Jackson office to the Biloxi office of Dale Partners Architects. Polen joined Dale Partners in 2014. His portfolio includes Cspire Data Center in Starkville, Wind Creek Montgomery Hotel and BB King’s Blues Club in Montgomery, Ala., CAET Wine Bar in Jackson, Belhaven University Housing in Jackson and signage for the Jackson-Medgar Evers Airport. ...

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