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Medical association offering discount prescription cards

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi State Medical Association has begun offering prescription discount cards, promising substantial savings. The card can help uninsured and under-insured residents afford prescription medications at hundreds of pharmacies across the state, according to the association. “Helping patients get prescriptions they need is a priority,” association President Claude Brunson, M.D., said in a release. The card can ...

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Steel plant announces $100 million expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY Steel Dynamics Inc. announced Thursday it will carry out a $100 million expansion of its Columbus plant, which currently employs 630 and will add 40 more with the addition of a facility for painting and applying a patented galvanizing process. The plant was acquired from Severstal North America,  Russian corporation, in 2014. The facility produces sheet steel products consisting of ...

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Poll puts insurance challenger in good light, but expert says it’s flawed

By JACK WEATHERLY  A poll commissioned by John Mosley puts him, a challenger to two-term Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, in a good light. But a political analyst said the three-question poll of 1,613 voters who are “highly likely” to vote in the Aug. 4 Republican primary is flawed. The second question is: “If you knew that Commissioner Mike Chaney supported ...

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Cal-Maine spared in flu outbreak — as shares soar

  By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods thus far has been unscathed in the outbreak of avian flu, which has forced egg producers in the Midwest to kill and dispose of millions of laying hens, said the Jackson-based company’s chief financial officer, Tim Dawson. Meantime, Cal-Maine has benefited from the outbreak. Its shares have risen from $38.38 on March 20, the ...

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PSC: Entergy membership saves $48 million for ratepayers

Entergy Mississippi customers saved an estimated $48 million during the first year of the utility’s  membership in MISO, a regional transmission organization formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., according to a release from the Mississippi Public Service Commission. That amounts to a savings of approximately 3 percent, or about $3.50 on the typical residential customer’s monthly bill, ...

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