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Report: Miss. legislative expenses top $21M

  JACKSON — A state auditor’s report shows Mississippi spent more than $21 million in salaries and expenses for the Legislature over a 13-month period ending in June. The money includes total expenses for state lawmakers, legislative pages, assistants and operating expenses. Last year, Mississippi spent more than $19 million in legislative expenses. The auditor’s 2008 report covered one year. ...

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Sunday alcohol hearing this week in Starkville

STARKVILLE —  The first of two public hearings on Sunday alcohol sales in Starkville will take place this week at city hall. The hearing is scheduled during the Board of Aldermen’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. A second hearing is scheduled to take place during the board’s next meeting Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Businesses and restaurants cannot ...

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Amedisys expands in SC, Mississippi

Baton Rouge-based Amedisys acquired Winyah Community Hospice Care in South Carolina and Allcare Hospital in Mississippi. A price for the dual operation was not disclosed. Amedisys says the agencies have combined revenue annual of about $17 million. The acquisition will enable Amedisys to cover the entire state of South Carolina and 17 counties in Mississippi.

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