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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Man charged in burning death of Mississippi teen

Jessica Chambers

BATESVILLE — It took investigators more than a year of painstaking work, but they say they have finally cracked the case of a former high school cheerleader who was found near death in her rural Mississippi hometown after being doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire. District Attorney John Champion announced Wednesday that Quinton Verdell Tellis, 27, has been ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in Brandon and Biloxi Regional Medical ...

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Group recognizes Hickson

The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations recently named Kate Hickson, manager of customer and physician relations at Baptist DeSoto, as Junior Professional of the Year for 2012. Hickson began her career with Baptist DeSoto five years ago where she served as physician liaison for recruitment and development. Since that time she has evolved into ...

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UKC Winter Classic poised to pump $2M into Batesville

For the past 25 years, the United Kennel Club has held its Winter Classic raccoon hunt in Albany, Ga. That changes in January, when Batesville will host the event. An animal generally considered a nuisance could generate a lot of revenue for Batesville and Panola County. An analysis of the event’s finances performed two years ago found that it had ...

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Read August 27 issue of the MBJ

>> JOURNAL INC. BUYS MBJ Mississippi’s Journal Inc. buys MBJ Also in this week’s paper: >> SPORTS Batesville trees a big one— by Clay Chandler >>RESHORING ‘Total cost’ calculations tilting manufacturing equation in favor of U.S.— by Ted Carter >>TRANSPORTATION Rail Authority forges ahead in wake of grant rejection— by Clay Chandler >> ROSS REILY Ownership transition is back to the future ...

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Biokua joins CMMC

Wanda Mangum Biokua has joined Central Mississippi Medical Center as director of imaging services. Biokua has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, most specifically in the area of strategic planning, business development and implementing new programs in imaging services. Prior to joining CMMC, she was employed in a similar position at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y. Her experience also ...

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Harvesting high-tech ‘Garden’

>> Technology and business park carries promise of transforming knowledge to jobs for Mississippi HATTIESBURG – Six-hundred acres that once made up the University Golf Course represent an ambitious plan to commercialize University of Southern Mississippi scientific and engineering research. The goal: Jobs and paychecks for everyday Mississippians. It all starts on the ground floor, said L. Bryan Brister, a ...

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MBJ SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Candle and Gift Shoppe

Hobby turns into a success story Goodnight says six days a week and sometimes on Sundays is not too much for something you love Having sold the family furniture business in 1997 after 23 years in operation, Linda Goodnight needed a hobby. Her brother and his wife bought her a candle-making kit from a hobby store. Now, 13 years later, ...

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