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Health plans group CEO sees momentum growing for state control of insurance exchange

CLINTON, Mississippi — The CEO of the Mississippi Association of Health Plans says it is likely that state lawmakers will try to shift Mississippi’s health insurance exchange away from federal control to state control within a year. Jeff Drozda, a former United Health Care lobbyist and six-year member of the Indiana Senate, said momentum is growing among Mississippi legislators to ...

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Providence Hill hosts second annual MC equestrian benefit

All riders will receive prizes and ribbons as they compete in the second annual Fall Horse Show at Providence Hill Farm on September 14. Classes will also be offered to riders at the 2,000-acre farm that serves as headquarters for the Mississippi College equestrian team. The Fall Show will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the event coincides ...

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Colleges prep for interior design job surge

It’s all about space planning at the state’s interior design schools where students learn ways to make interior spaces more livable and workable. There are four-year accredited programs such as Mississippi College, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi where students earn bachelor degrees in interior design. There are also university parallel programs at Northeast Community College and ...

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Mississippi College honors Shirley Tipton, David Miller

Shirley Tipton, executive secretary to the dean in Mississippi College’s School of Education, is the newest recipient of the university’s Van “Doc” Quick Outstanding Staff Award. A 1987 Mississippi College graduate, Tipton, who grew up in Jackson, worked for the state’s vocational rehabilitation program and was active with the Mississippi Coalition of Citizens for Disabilities. She’s written grants to help ...

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Baker Donelson welcomes Adam Gates

The Baker Donelson law firm has added Adam H. Gates to its Jackson office. Gates, who joins as an associate and a member of Baker Donelson’s Labor and Employment Group, practices labor and employment law and commercial litigation. A 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, he is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Louisiana ...

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"College Hunks Hauling Junk" franchise opens in Capital City

College Hunks Hauling Junk. The company’s name itself is a conversation piece, according to owner Carl Carter. Carter opened the Jackson moving services franchise in January at the age of 50 after spending more than 20 years in the insurance industry. “Some people may find it a little crazy,” Carter says. “After you’ve done something for so many years it’s ...

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John Damon leads Children's Home Services' efforts to help kids thrive

Dr. John D. Damon is the CEO of Mississippi Children’s Home Services in Jackson. Damon has been with MCHS for 20 years. He received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Mississippi College, his master of arts in marriage and family therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary, his doctor of philosophy in clinical psychology from Jackson State University and completed ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Robby Followell

Name: Robby Followell Age: 28 Owner Followell Fotography After earning a graphic design degree from Mississippi College and working there as an admissions counselor, Robby Followell opened Followell Fotography in 2007 with a desire to combine art, technique, design and business. “I really love art. I’m enamored by the thought that images can cause us to remember, rise up an ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Kassi Rushing

Kassi Rushing is quick to assure us she has no political aspirations. The daughter and granddaughter of two mayors of Golden, Mississippi (population: 300) has been the communications maven for Horne LLP in Ridgeland since 2007 and says she learned to love her state and be proud of her small town roots from her parents Janie and Ronnie Brown. While ...

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