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Delta State signs Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines

CLEVELAND, Mississippi — The Department of Commercial Aviation at Delta State has recently signed a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., a Georgia corporation. The agreement provides the opportunity for employment for qualifying pilots completing training at Delta State. Dr. Julie Speakes, chair and professor of the Department of Commercial Aviation, views this as an opportunity for flight ...

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New restaurants in D’Iberville

D’Iberville is welcoming two new restaurants that recently were OK’d to open by the Mississippi Department of Health. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (3821 Promenade Parkway) has a delicious sounding menu that features Texas style chopped beef brisket, sliced beef brisket, Southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, “old recipe” Polish sausage and of course ribs. John Lockett is the owner. » Read complete ...

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New business opening in Pascagoula

Ica Latin Sports Bar & Grill (3011 Ingalls Ave.) in Pascagoula is opening soon. The menu will feature fried hot dogs, hot chicken wings, a variety of sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, fried yucca root, fried fish, calamari, shrimp, mussels, pork ribs and fried bananas, along with beverages, wine and beer. Owner is Luis A. Torrealva. » Read complete post here … — ...

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New owner to publish Pass Christian's Gazebo Gazette weekly

Jace Ponder, the new owner and publisher/editor of the biweekly Gazebo Gazette in Pass Christian, will return the community newspaper to a weekly schedule and pump up coverage of local news and sports. He also wants to add the city’s and school district’s legal notices to keep residents informed. Ponder said weekly publication will resume in a month or two. ...

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UPDATE: Jackson’s Beemon Drugs is Independent Pharmacy Cooperative’s MVP for 2013

Yes, America still has independent pharmacies, though they may be getting harder to find as national chain drug stores that double as all-purpose retail shops open on about every available corner. Jackson, in fact, has the distinction of being home to the nation’s “Most Valuable Pharmacy” based on voting by the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC). Beemon Drugs, still at its ...

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MSU Foundation’s fund-raising tops $80 million for 3rd year

Mississippi State University is marking its third consecutive year of raising more than $80 million in outright gifts and pledges of future support from individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts and estates. Fund-raising from the just-ended fiscal 2013 exceeded $81.3 million. Previous record years included FY 2012, in which Mississippi State experienced its largest single giving year total in school history with ...

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UMMC to continue seeing all patients as negotiations over reimbursement continues with Blue Cross Blue Shield

JACKSON, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28 as officials from both entities work toward a new agreement to provide fair reimbursement for medical services. Regardless of whether the contract terminates, UMMC will continue to provide health-care services to all patients, including those insured by ...

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Mississippi blues guitarist, singer 'T-Model' Ford dies

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS / Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — James Lewis Carter ‘‘T-Model’’ Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss. His age was uncertain. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the family told her Ford was ...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield could cut ties with Mississippi hospitals

JACKSON, Mississippi — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August. The insurer sent the notice of termination to the Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. That was a week after Florida-based HMA sued Blue ...

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