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Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive care unit. Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the project in Wednesday’s State of the State speech. In a pre-speech briefing, Bryant staffers said the governor supports ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Kelly's Kids, Natchez

Ashton James remembers standing on the front porch of his boyhood home with his cousin, Dan, as the only models for his mother’s new clothing company, Kelly’s Kids. The boys were paid a dollar an outfit — because they also had to try on the girls’ outfits, too. Today, the 32-year-old James serves as chief executive officer of the 28-year-old ...

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