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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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Alcorn to welcome students to new hospitality school in spring

The casino industry from Natchez to Tunica has grown to adulthood without a designated higher education program to train its future managers — until now. With seed money from the Ayers higher education settlement of the early part of the last decade, Alcorn State University this spring will open its School of Hospitality and Gaming Management at its new Vicksburg ...

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Natchez could be site for 'major movie announcement'

In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes the project will be centered ...

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Convention centers across state throw open doors

The economy is shaky and casino business – a major player in tourism – is down. So, how are meetings and conventions – another important part of tourism – faring? Three of Mississippi’s most popular places for meetings and conventions – the Gulf Coast, Jackson and Natchez – say business is good. “Our convention and meeting business in Natchez has ...

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Paper products maker von Drehle takes over shuttered Natchez plant

Paper products manufacturer von Drehle Corp. is taking over the former Mississippi River Pulp plant in Natchez and will begin operations there with a workforce of at least 100 people. Hickory, N.C.-based von Drehle provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers nationwide. The company says it will make investments in additional converting equipment and subsequently will install a paper ...

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Read November 9 issue of MBJ

DESTINATION SHOPPING Whole Foods breaks ground in Jackon— by Clay Chandler ENERGY Turbine project being eyed for Natchez— by Clay Chandler FUNDRAISING Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise awareness— by Clay Chandler EMPLOYMENT Outlook report looks at Magnolia State  — by Ted Carter GOVERNMENT Competition for DOR lease continues — by Ted Carter AGRICULTURE Farmers markets embrace food stamp initiative— by Ted Carter ROSS ...

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Turbine project being eyed for Natchez

A Boston company is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant it a permit to study the feasibility of placing electricity-generating turbines in the St. Catherine Bend of the Mississippi River near Natchez. St. Catherine is part of a grouping of hydro-kinetic projects that Free Flow Power has been developing along the Mississippi River for the past several years. ...

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