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Forrest Health’s CleanEarth solves medical waste disposal needs

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Hattiesburg Business Today HATTIESBURG — Prior to 2000, most hospitals in the U.S. had medical waste incinerators, often on site. That included Forrest General Hospital. Then the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that all hospital incinerators in the U.S. had to either be shut down or be upgraded — something that could cost millions of dollars — by September 2000, Forrest General ...

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USM slashing out-of-state tuition fees to attract more students

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Hattiesburg Business Today The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) wants more Golden Eagles from out of state. With in-state enrollment declining for each of the past four years, USM plans to attract more students by reducing out-of-state tuition by $6,565 beginning next fall. Out-of-state tuition will fall from $16,529 this year to $9,964 in the fall of 2017. That will ...

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Southern Miss’s ‘Garden’ science park element ready to market parcels

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» Legislature gave USM greenlight to sell, lease properties inside   Hattiesburg Business Today The University of Southern Mississippi is set to begin marketing the approximately 520-acre technology park component of The Garden. Once home to the university’s golf course, the innovation and commercialization park on Shelby Thames Drive already has curb cuts, water and sewer and fiber lines. But until this ...

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Scianna Hall ‘transformative’ for USM College of Business, dean says

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» Business student numbers up while USM total enrollment is down   Hattiesburg Business Today Faye Gilbert narrowly missed getting to inaugurate a new home for the College of Business and Economics at Radford University in Virginia, where she served as business school dean. But the opportunity arose anew upon her arrival at the University of Southern Mississippi in summer ...

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Appeals court rules for Hattiesburg ward redistricting

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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Hattiesburg’s five-district ward plan does not dilute the voting power of African American residents. According to a judgment filed Monday before Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart and circuit judges Catharina Haynes and Edith Brown Clement, the court found no error in the city’s system, which under a Revised Proposed Redistricting ...

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USM College of Nursing begins moving into new home

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Faculty and staff in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi have started moving into their new home on the western edge of the Hattiesburg campus. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said classes are scheduled to begin in the new facility — Asbury Hall — for the 2017 spring semester. Groundbreaking on the $31 million ...

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PineBelt Foundation gains esteem accreditation

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation in Hattiesburg was recently accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. Community Foundations establishes legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation manages over 200 Funds that support causes donors are passionate about including health, education (including many scholarship funds), arts and culture, community and civic enrichment, basic human needs, religion, youth development, and animal welfare.

The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation in Hattiesburg was recently accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. Community Foundations establishes legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation ...

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IRS agent: Hattiesburg pastor diverted $60,000 to his church

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An IRS agent says that a Hattiesburg pastor took $60,000 from a federally-funded housing rehabilitation program to subsidize his church. WDAM-TV reports IRS Agent Bradley Luker testified Thursday in the trial of the Rev. Kenneth Fairley, who faces conspiracy and theft charges in an indictment that alleges he skimmed money. The leader of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Fairley denies guilt. ...

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Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing sells for $48.1 million

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Stirling Properties of New Orleans has closed on a $48.1 million purchase of Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing. Sterling called the acquisition the largest in the history of the 40-year-old commercial real estate company. The 39.9-acre retail center situated on the “going home” side of heavily traveled U.S. Highway 98 covers 295,000 square feet and is across from Turtle Creek Mall. ...

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Hattiesburg council overrides mayor's veto of funding law

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council will now review the mayor’s changes to the budget, employee positions and vacancies and other items without they take effect. The city council voted 4-1 Monday to override Mayor Johnny Dupree’s veto of the amended ordinance. DuPree said the council was overstepping its authority. Council members said they were being fiscally responsibility. The Hattiesburg ...

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