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Hattiesburg Clinic starts work on facilities  

By JACK WEATHERLY The Hattiesburg Clinic broke ground Wednesday for two facilities at its Tatum Park campus, located off Veterans Memorial Highway, Highway 11, in Hattiesburg. One is a two-story, 57,221-square-foot orthopedics and sports medicine building that will house clinical practice space for 14 orthopedic providers, a 9,000-square-foot physical therapy suite, community conference center and an imaging suite. The facility ...

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UA Northpark 14 building to go on auction block

By JACK WEATHERLY The UA Northpark 14 movie theater in Ridgeland will go on the auction block June 28. Regal Entertainment Group notified the movie house’s owner, United Development Co. Global in early 2016 that it was not renewing the lease. But it did. And as of Tuesday, Regal was still operating the theater. Now United Development wants to find ...

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Pathway reaching more people with addiction across state

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Nearly 20 years ago Dr. Brent Boyett established a medicine and dentistry practice in rural northwest Alabama.  As years went by with countless patients Dr. Boyett realized he was in the middle of a catastrophic storm in rural South and across the nation: the opioid crisis. Boyett changed his career path from dentistry to specialize in ...

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Mississippian takes over as chairwoman of largest type 1 diabetes nonprofit in world

By BECKY GILLETTE JDRF International, the largest non-profit dedicated to research into type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the world, now has Tupelo native Ellen Leake at the helm of its board of directors. “We have been around for 48 years and we have never changed our mission, which is to cure diabetes,” said Leake, whose daughter, Elizabeth, contracted T1D 23 ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Blue Cross policy dispute battle revisited

In terms of governmental policy disputes, the 2013 battle between a private hospital chain, Health Management Associates, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, was epic in proportions. What began as a contract dispute between two major corporations quickly escalated, eventually involving the governor, the commissioner of insurance, the attorney general, the Legislature, and a federal district court. The ...

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DAVID HAMPTON — Even Mad Max had smooth roads to drive on

I‘ve always liked post-apocalyptic science fiction movies. You know, movies like Planet of the Apes, The Time Machine, Mad Max, On the Beach, Book of Eli. Mankind has blown it up and all is a wasteland. The characters struggle to survive. They scavenge the crumbling remains of the civilization their ancestors once built. The good science fiction message, of course, ...

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Wicker to face winner between Baria, Sherman

Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi easily won a Republican primary Tuesday, months after being endorsed by President Donald Trump and the same day Trump tweeted that the legislator “has my total support!” Wicker served nearly 13 years in the U.S. House before then-Gov. Haley Barbour appointed him to the Senate in late 2007 when fellow Republican Trent Lott resigned. Wicker’s ...

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Consent decree to cost Mississippi city more than $120M

A city council in Mississippi has voted to enter an agreement to avoid litigation by updating its sewer system at a cost of more than $120 million over the next 20 years. News outlets report the Meridian City Council agreed to enter into a consent decree Tuesday with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice. The EPA found ...

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Mississippi city approves increases to water and sewer rates

Officials in a Mississippi city have increased how much customers of its water and sewer systems will pay for the services. The Vicksburg Post reports Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday, setting the new rates. Half of the increases will be levied in October, and the other half in October 2019. The least a residential water customer will ...

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Southern Motion agrees to acquire Fusion Furniture

A producer of upholstered motion furniture that has several facilities in Mississippi has agreed to acquire Fusion Furniture Inc. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Tuesday that Southern Motion Inc. and Fusion will employee more than 2,000 workers, with more than 2 million square feet (19 million square meters) of owned domestic manufacturing facilities. Southern Motion President and CEO Roger Bland says ...

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