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Developers withdraw zoning application for former country club

Jack Weatherly Developers who bought the former Colonial Country Club withdrew on Wednesday their application to rezone the 152 acres to mixed-use in face of opposition by homeowners associations in northeast Jackson. “Our client . . wishes to withdraw its application,” Jackson lawyer James Peden told the city Planning Board. “Our client has heard the neighborhood.” The developers, Colonial Jackson ...

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Group wants legislation requiring midwife certification

JACKSON — A Mississippi group is seeking legislation to require certification for midwives, but the state Medical Association opposes the bills. The Mississippi Friends of Midwives says lack of certification standards is dangerous for mothers and children. More women are giving birth at home and the group argues that standards of qualification would increase the likelihood of safe births. The ...

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MEDC honors communities for economic, community development

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi communities were honored at the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) Winter Conference for their efforts to advance their economic viability through economic and community development programs during the past year. They competed with others in their population categories. The winners are: • Category I – population less than 5,000: City of Ellisville for The Landing ...

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Officials oppose MDEQ's proposed water regulations

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Pearl River County supervisors have unanimously adopted a resolution opposing proposed Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality amendments to state water regulations. The Mississippi Rural Water Association charges the proposed changes would give MDEQ the power to deny permits covering proposed water wells and cancel existing well permits. In some cases, it would force consolidation of rural ...

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Lawmakers might examine rural water associations

JACKSON — State lawmakers could examine Mississippi’s rural water associations with an eye toward stronger regulation when the next legislative session begins in January. The interest comes after allegations surfaced about alleged wrongdoing at North Lee County Water Association and widespread customer complaints about being denied access to that association’s board meetings. “You need to have a comprehensive review of ...

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Newly formed MS BIO joins national association

RIDGELAND — The newly formed Mississippi Biotechnology Association (MS Bio) has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA), an autonomous group of state affiliates operating within BIO. Pete Pellerito, interim vice president of state government relations and alliance development at Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). “The CSBA is integral to BIO’s advocacy efforts, as we work to improve understanding of ...

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Allstate agents to vote on joining union

GULFPORT — Members of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents Inc. (NAPAA) in Gulfport will soon take part in a secret mail ballot vote that will decide whether the Association will affiliate with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) as a guild. This according to the OPEIU. The vote will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) ...

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Small group of governors meet in Biloxi to discuss key issues

The spotlight was on Mississippi as the 101st National Governors Association summer conference was held in Biloxi. There were some notable, even surprising, absences among the governors.  NGA staff members and Gov. Haley Barbour’s office were hesitant to say how many governors attended. Some estimates were 19 and others were as low as 15. A few governors, including New Mexico ...

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