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2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi

COLUMBUS — In 2014, 19 feature films along with six reality shows and six documentaries were shot partially or entirely in Mississippi. “We had a rather remarkable year last year and we expect that to continue,” said Ward Emling, director of the Mississippi Film Office. While in the past, movies filmed in Mississippi were based on stories that took place ...

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Natchez hospital plan awaits state comment

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Hospital Company is awaiting a staff recommendation from the Mississippi Department of Health to approve or disapprove its application to make millions of dollars in renovations to Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports the company applied in December for certificates of need to reopen the cardiac catheterization lab and expand the hospital’s emergency room, ...

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Von Drehle locates paper machine facility in Natchez.

NATCHEZ — Von Drehle, a paper products supplier, has broken ground on a paper machine facility in Natchez. The groundbreaking was held Monday. Von Drehle acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility in 2013. The project represents an estimated $100 million incorporate investment and will create at least 100 jobs with the potential to increase to 150 when completed. Von ...

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Greenwood, McComb, Natchez, Oxford gain MDEQ grants

Special to the MBJ Four community projects in the state have been awarded Regional Recycling Cooperative Grants by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The more than $1 million in grants will be used to fund regional cooperative recycling projects in Greenwood, McComb, Natchez and Oxford. Each of the grant recipients, along with their partner communities, will use the grant ...

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Louisiana officials, FDIC give nod to bank branch in Natchez

NATCHEZ — The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and the FDIC have approved an application of Delta Bank of Vidalia, La., to open a full-service branch in Natchez. Bank officials said the move twill position Delta Bank to enhance banking convenience in a region of the state it has long served and understands well. The branch, at 507 John R. ...

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5 must-see places to visit in Natchez

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Historic Homes Natchez is all about history and its preservation. There are more than 1,000 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a dozen or so designated as National Historic Landmarks. The gorgeous antebellum homes are remarkably preserved in spite of their ...

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Donny Rentfro named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center

Donny Rentfro has been named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center. Rentfro, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, will be stepping in temporarily to fill the position vacated by CEO Bill Heburn, whose three-year contract expired. Prior to working at NRMC, Rentfro was the CEO of both Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., and Natchez Community Hospital.

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Nicky Johnson promoted in Natchez

Nicky Johnson is now serving as the code enforcement officer for the city of Natchez. Johnson was recently hired by the Natchez Police Department, where she worked several years ago. The 37-year-old Natchez High School graduate said she initially applied for the code enforcement job because she is passionate about keeping Natchez clean. Johnson replaces former code enforcement officer Willie ...

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Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in Brandon and Biloxi Regional Medical ...

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