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Mississippi shipyard rebuilds area hit by Hurricane Katrina

One of Mississippi’s largest employers, a shipyard that builds vessels for the Navy and Coast Guard, announced Thursday that it is rebuilding and reopening part of its operation that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries said Ingalls Shipbuilding is reconstructing a shipyard in Pascagoula over the next two years. The yard on the east bank ...

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Jackson mayor opposes relocating zoo

A Mississippi city’s mayor says a zoo should stay where it has been for nearly 100 years and he doesn’t support a plan to relocate it. The Clarion Ledger reports that Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is opposed to moving the Jackson Zoo from Livingston Park to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The zoo’s board of directors approved a recommendation to investigate a ...

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Job skills, education emphasized at MEC meeting

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is all about jobs and education. For that reason, speakers at the council’s annual meeting on Thursday talked and about where Mississippi stands in those categories. STAR students (the MEC’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Program) were lauded and Gov. Phil Bryant ran down a litany of rankings that show that the state is ...

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Concord Capital announces purchase of 600 Concourse in Ridgeland

Concord Capital, LLC announced the purchase of the 600 Concourse Building in Ridgeland, establishing the company as the second largest office landlord along Highland Colony Parkway.  Concord Capital is the acquisition and development company of industry veterans Ted Duckworth, Breck Hines and John Michael Holtmann. Concord and their affiliates also own 200 and 400 Concourse, and this acquisition brings their total ...

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Children’s of Mississippi collaborating with Memorial Hospital in Gulfport

By BECKY GILLETTE Children have different medical needs. Their diseases are different. The way you care for them is very different. They require a different focus, says Guy Giesecke, CEO of Children’s of Mississippi, which is the pediatric care arm of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). And families from the second largest population area in Mississippi, the Gulf ...

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UMMC physicians creating opioid use alternatives model

Mississippi’s statistics on opioid use resulting in addiction and deaths are bad, but the failure of data to deter abuse is also troubling. A team of University of Mississippi Medical Center physicians and caregivers is changing the way they offer patients pain relief at a time when an average half million opioid pills are dispensed daily by doctors statewide. The ...

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Balch & Bingham adds 7 healthcare attorneys in Jackson

Balch & Bingham recently announced the addition of partners Tom Kirkland, Allison Simpson and Andy Lowry, and associates Mary Jordan Fuller, Matt Sitton, Perry Taylor and Bea Tolsdorf to the Jackson office. This new healthcare team has experience providing counsel to private tax-exempt hospitals, for-profit hospitals, physicians and physician-practice groups, long-term care providers, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, cancer centers, ...

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Two Natchez Trace rangers receive awards for traffic safety

The National Park Service Traffic Safety Coalition awarded Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers Timothy McElwain and Keith Schumann traffic safety awards for their efforts in traffic enforcement. McElwain received the Traffic Safety Excellence Award and Schumann, who recently transferred to the Parkway from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, received the Award for Highway Safety Champion.

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