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Baptist hospitals merger explored

Leaders of two Baptist hospital systems say they’re exploring a merger. Officials with Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the larger Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis  made the announcement Thursday. They say a merger could create one of the largest Baptist health systems nationwide, and extend an electronic health record system from the Memphis system to four Mississippi hospitals. ...

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United Mississippi merging, adding two counties to footprint

NATCHEZ — United Mississippi Bank officials say a merger will expand the Natchez-based bank into Franklin and Amite counties. UMB President Sammy Porter tells The Natchez Democrat the merger, which is being completed through a stock purchase agreement with People’s Bank of the South and PBFC Holding Company, is a “great thing” for both banks. Peoples Bank has branches in ...

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Legislation advances that would consolidate school districts

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Some House members want to merge the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts. The House Education Committee has advanced House Bill 716, which would combine the two districts on July 1, 2015. It goes to the House for more debate. Rep. Toby Barker, a Hattiesburg Republican sponsoring the proposal, says students in the Oktibbeha district, recently taken ...

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Merging research

As at all of Mississippi’s public institutions of higher learning, Mississippi State University is looking to cut costs where possible. However, a recently announced merger of two of the land grant university’s departments is also expected to increase the quality of scientists’ research. Late last year, Mississippi State University announced it was merging the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ...

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