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Jackson-Evers International parking aided by ticketless system

By JACK WEATHERLY If you fly, you probably drive yourself to the airport, which means finding the right parking lot and grabbing a ticket. That adds one more thing you have to keep up with. But if you use the Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, you don’t have to worry. If you opt to use Arrivio, it’s as easy as pointing and clicking, ...

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Another Mississippi city furls Confederate-themed state flag

A Mississippi city with a history of racial strife is the latest local government to stop flying the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem that critics see as racist. Three black officials in McComb voted to remove the flag from city property. A white official voted to keep it. The flag was not originally on the agenda for Tuesday’s ...

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Mississippi Main Street announces 2017 awards

The Mississippi Main Street Association celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 28th Annual Awards Luncheon June 8 at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. The awards and their winners, program/town ...

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Jackson State to cut budget and borrow money to aid finances

Jackson State University will cut its next budget by nearly 8 percent and borrow $6 million as it continues to work through financial difficulties The moves at Mississippi’s largest historically black university were approved Thursday by College Board trustees. The board also approved plans to eliminate nine departments through mergers and to downgrade the School of Journalism and Media Studies ...

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University of Mississippi to purchase property from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

The University of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi have announced they have reached a purchase and sale agreement for the existing hospital property located at 2301 South Lamar Blvd. The acquisition of the property will allow the university to address current space allocation challenges as well as future growth needs. “The university is always examining how best to nurture and ...

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Rush Health Systems to cut more than 100 workers

A Mississippi hospital system is cutting more than 100 employees, saying it needs to reduce costs because of lower reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers. Meridian-based Rush Health Systems has 2,800 employees across seven hospitals and multiple clinics. It announced the cuts Tuesday, saying it must “dramatically reduce” expenses. The private, nonprofit system tells local media that it’s trying ...

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Glen Campbell’s last record ‘was therapeutic,’ says daughter

Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios,” is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary ...

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Watkins & Eager opens Hattiesburg office

  Watkins & Eager PLLC has announced it has opened an office in Hattiesburg.  J. Robert Ramsay, a prominent member of the Hattiesburg legal community since 1975, has joined the firm as a partner.  Bob’s practice has been dedicated to hospital, physician, and pharmaceutical healthcare defense for over 40 years. “Our new partner has built his practice with a commitment to ...

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Northpark faces brave new world of mall retailing

By JACK WEATHERLY Credit Suisse predicted earlier this month that up to 25 percent of U.S. malls will be closed within five years. The Switzerland-based financial services giant’s outlook sent ripples across the world of malls, which have dominated the retail landscape for several decades. Credit Suisse and other observers see an overbuilt market, not unlike the housing market of ...

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Mississippi manufacturing leads downturn in state economy

  By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi’s economy slipped again in April primarily because manufacturing workers’ average workweek fell below 40 hours for the first time in six years. The “manufacturing employment intensity index” is one of three indices that declined in April, sending the Leading Index of Economic Indicators (MLI) downward, according to a monthly report issued by the Institutions of ...

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