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ON LAW: Government intensifies HIPAA enforcement activity for covered entities, business associates


For health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses, as well as for business associates that work with such entities, compliance with the privacy and security regulations enacted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is now more important than ever. In recent months, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

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JOSH MABUS: Say something different

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Remember those “choose your own adventure books” from childhood? I loved them, but I would always cheat by holding my place — just in case I wanted a mulligan to redo my decision. Perhaps that gives a bit of insight into my personality. Let’s play a “choose your own adventure.” Imagine for a moment you’re 23 years old, single and ...

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BOOK BIZ: Jessica Chambers slaying inspires newest Ace Atkins novel

» The Innocents
By Ace Atkins
July 12, 2016 • $27.00

At the beginning of Ace Atkins’ new Quinn Colson novel, The Innocents, we are right back in the middle of Tibbehah County, a fictional community hidden away in the hill country of north Mississippi.  It’s the setting for what Atkins’ himself has described as a “redneck Game of Thrones.”  Lillie Virgil is the County’s sheriff, having replaced former Army ranger ...

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TODD SMITH: Newspaper ads triple campaign success


Forget their differing opinions on marriage, home ownership, and politics – the most telling differences between younger and older generations is how they prefer to get their news. A new Pew Research Center’s survey on modern news consumption trends, conducted in partnership with the Knight Foundation, shows that, when it comes to news consumption, the old and young look very ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER: The non-secret formula that makes a great salesperson

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What makes salespeople great? What makes salespeople successful? What characteristics make up a sales superstar? Wouldn’t you like to know the answer to these questions? So would every salesperson. So would every sales leader. So would every person who hires a salesperson. By understanding what criteria sales managers and business owners look for in a salesperson, you may be able ...

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Jackson to get $1.2M to remediate lead-based paint

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The City of Jackson is getting $1.2 million in funding to help remediate lead-based paint in 86 eligible low-income housing units in the county. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday announced the award through its Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program. The city’s also getting $150,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding. The City of Jackson ...

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Mississippi sues landlords over Katrina loans gone bad


Mississippi is going after landlords and would-be landlords who promised to fix up property after Hurricane Katrina for low- to moderate-income tenants but failed to abide by the terms of their forgivable loan agreements. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Development Authority has filed 65 lawsuits and so far recovered $630,000 in funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

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Commission requires owner to stabilize endangered house


The owners of one of the state’s most endangered historic mansions have until October to submit plans to Natchez officials to stabilize the house. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2ax5pt9) the Natchez Preservation Commission recently set a 90-day deadline for Frances Oberlin Stephens and Sam Oberlin, who own Melmont, which was placed on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s most endangered historic places ...

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Stock indexes listless, remain close to record levels

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Stock indexes were listless in midday trading Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates at record lows and a series of U.S. companies reported mixed earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was flat at 2,173 at 11:12 a.m. Eastern time. Through the morning, it has remained within 0.1 percent, up or down, of its record ...

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U.S. appeals court finds that Texas voter ID law is discriminatory; law similar to Mississippi’s

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A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a Texas law requiring voters to show a government-issued form of photo identification before casting a ballot is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit also sent the case back to a district court to examine claims by the plaintiffs that the ...

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