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People Lease hires Beazley

Stacey Beazley has joined the People Lease staff. Her responsibilities include helping clients with enrollment and deductions for Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as quarterly reporting. Originally from Crystal Springs, Stacey loves animals, old cars, and anything artistic, such as sculpting and making her own jewelry. People Lease has 13 years of customer service and contracting experience.

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Delta Research and Extension Center hires Orlowski

Delta Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. John Orlowski has joined Delta Research and Extension Center as an Extension Soybean Agronomist. Originally from Perth, N.Y., Orlowski’s parents operated a hay and beef farm as well as a feed store. Orlowski attended Cornell University where he earned his undergraduate in Agricultural Sciences and his Masters ...

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JRA will hear proposal for Denver developer’s Farish St. restart

A Denver developer wants to complete the abandoned Farish Street redevelopment in downtown Jackson.

By TED CARTER The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has agreed to hear Denver developer Leroy Smith’s proposal to restart Jackson’s stalled Farish Street redevelopment as part of a $100 million investment he wants to make in downtown and West Jackson. To adhere to a Chancery Court order that the proposal be heard, former Farish Street developer David Watkins will make the ...

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5 hospitals get top rating

Five Mississippi hospitals recently received an “A” patient-safety rating in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group. The hospitals were Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, Baptist Union County in New Albany and Baptist North Mississippi in Oxford. Leapfrog Group grades ...

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Clark a grad of program

Terri Clark, director of adult education at Pearl River Community College, is one of the graduates of the first National Career Pathways Network Leadership Development Academy. Graduates were honored recently in Dallas at the National Career Pathways Network Conference. The NCPN LDA’s mission is to provide professional, career and leadership development to career pathways leaders (career pathways coordinators, CTE directors, ...

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Ross joins Merit Health

Greg Ross III, FNP-BNC, has joined Merit Health Medical Group at 1220 Northshore Parkway, Ste. A in Brandon. Ross treats pediatric to geriatric patients and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Belhaven University and Master of Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He was also a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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L-3 renews commitment to Madison unit, ending closing rumors

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MADISON — L-3 Communications is re-establishing a division headquarters in Madison and naming a longtime Mississippian to lead it. Thursday’s announcement dispels uncertainty that New York-based L-3 would close the Madison office, which overhauls and distributes parts for military aircraft and ground vehicles. John “Ed” Boyington Jr. is becoming president of L-3 Logistics Solutions. A previous executive had moved the ...

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Tupelo begins energy efficiency program saving $140K a year


TUPELO — The city of Tupelo should start saving $140,000 or more each year for the next two decades by upgrading to more efficient lighting at athletic fields, parks and government buildings. Under the energy savings contract with Schneider Electric, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the city will spend about $5.3 million to replace the old lighting at 27 ...

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Port of Gulfport can now be used for military purposes

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GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport is now one of only 17 in the nation designated as a “strategic port” by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Sun Herald reports the designation opens the door for a new class of cargo and shipments. Executive Director Jonathan Daniels say Gulfport can now be used as a shipping point for military cargo ...

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Jackson may privatize parking meters


JACKSON — The city of Jackson will advertise next month for proposals to privatize the city’s parking meter operation. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city council voted Thursday to encourage Mayor Tony Yarber’s administration to request proposals. City Deputy Chief Administrator Marshand Crisler said the administration supports the move. Councilman Ashby Foote said the city is losing $100,000 or more a ...

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