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State's universities save $70M over eight years through energy efficiencies

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The state’s public universities have saved $70 million over the past eight years through efforts to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, according to a report made recently to the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning. “Many hands were involved in creating these cost savings and they are to be commended for their ...

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MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square feet of additional space to ...

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Owens passes IHL gavel to Patterson

Former banker Aubrey Patterson is now the president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bob Owens passed the gavel to Patterson at a recent board meeting held in Jackson. Patterson will officially take office on Feb. 1. “I look forward to continuing to work toward our goal of increasing educational attainment in Mississippi with my ...

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Board chooses firms to manage hospital trust fund

COLUMBUS — Two financial firms have been selected to manage Lowndes County’s $30-million hospital trust fund. The Lowndes County Reserve and Trust Fund board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to select Stephens Capital Management and Renasant Wealth Management to manage and invest the money from the county’s hospital sale. Twelve firms had initially offered proposals. The board selected three to ...

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Hospital trustees to choose firm for study of sale

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Regional Medical Center board of trustees will recommend to county officials next week who they think should determine if the sale of the county-owned hospital is feasible. The Rev. Leroy White — chairman of the hospital trustees — said the hospital has gotten several inquiries from firms about conducting a feasibility study into the sale since ...

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Supervisors to talk with trustees about selling hospital

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center could soon go on the market, with the Adams County Board of Supervisors saying they want to meet with NRMC’s board of trustees to discuss selling the hospital. At least three parties have expressed interest in the county-owned property. Supervisor Mike Lazarus made the suggestion at the supervisors’ meeting, and the other board members ...

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Hospital trustees ask for meeting with supervisors

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors expects to meet this week with Natchez Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees. Supervisors tell The Natchez Democrat the meeting is at the request of the hospital board, and will be used to discuss the county-owned hospital’s plans for the future and might include discussions of the hospital’s settlement with its former ...

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Hosemann pushes for streamlining boards, commissions

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies. In his inaugural State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Hosemann, whose office maintains the state’s records, to make recommendations “on possible termination or consolidation” of boards and commissions. A spokesman for ...

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MGCCC elects board officers

The 2011 officers for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees have been named. The board officers elected to serve are: Jim Epting, chairperson, Jackson County; David Ford, first vice chairperson, Harrison County; James Whittington, second vice chairperson, George County; L.D. Stringfellow, secretary, Stone County; and, Susan Hunt, treasurer, Harrison County. Epting, who is a retired public relations ...

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