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HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that is already losing population and ...

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State Rep. Aldridge, R-Tupelo, not seeking re-election

TUPELO — Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge of Tupelo says he’s not running this year for a fourth term in the Mississippi House. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that Aldridge discussed his decision Wednesday. He represents House District 17, located entirely in Lee County. He has served in the House since 2004. Last December, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a ruling ...

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Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports

By Jack Weatherly A few years ago, the Chinese might not have been the kind of trade partners you wanted if you were in furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. That’s because the communist nation was selling goods in this country cheaper than they could be made in the United States. Consequently, the industry —suppliers and manufacturers — in Mississippi felt the ...

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Production under way at Grammer AG in Tupelo

TUPELO — A German auto parts maker has started production of commercial-vehicle suspension seating just 12 months after starting construction. Grammer AG officials say in a news release Tuesday that its 120,000-square-foot facility in Tupelo will begin production of center consoles for customers in 2016. Based in Amberg, Germany, Grammer is a major supplier of automotive interior components and systems, ...

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Chinese delegation coming to Tupelo Furniture Market

TUPELO — A delegation from China is visiting the Tupelo Furniture Market on Feb. 4-6 to learn more about furniture products made in the United States. Bill Martin, director of the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University, says in a news release that China’s demand for American-made upholstered furniture has increased and consumers are asking Chinese retailers for more. ...

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Holly Springs Elvis "museum" to be auctioned off Jan 31

HOLLY SPRINGS — Hundreds of Elvis Presley vinyl singles and albums, a pink Cadillac and the antebellum mansion that became a quirky Elvis shrine will be auctioned this month. Everything that was “Graceland Too” and all of owner Paul MacLeod’s vehicles will be auctioned Jan. 31 at the mansion in Holly Springs, Attorney Phillip Knecht said. MacLeod, who gave tours ...

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JOSH MABUS: Truth, well told — Honesty in Mississippi tourism is key

Tourism may be a relative newcomer to the usual suspects of economic development, but it is a lucrative driver for our state. Mississippi’s cultural heritage, while not as sexy as a professional football team or as easy to sell as Disney World, is our ultimate renewable resource. Cities large and small, from the coast to our northern border, may have ...

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Tall Boy, Buffalo Park's male giraffe, dies

TUPELO — The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo says its male giraffe, Tall Boy, has died of natural causes. Tall Boy was estimated to be at least 20 years old, according to the giraffe’s veterinarian. He was born in Africa and came to the Tupelo Park from Miami, in 2004. Park officials say Tall Boy was buried Monday under his ...

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GOP congressman Nunnelee hospitalized in his Miss. hometown

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg. Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee is in North Mississippi Medical Center in his hometown of Tupelo for treatment of a hematoma. Nunnelee’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Parks, says doctors have not said when he might be discharged. Nunnelee’s office announced ...

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