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Mississippi Delta still waiting on I-69 decisions

  For over half a century, Interstate 69 has been a work in progress. It exists in two parts – a completed roadway from Indianapolis to the Canadian border and then a mostly-proposed extension southwest to the Mexican border in Texas, with a small section already in place in northwest Mississippi and other states.   Once the so-called “NAFTA Highway” ...

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Diamondhead Casino still in the game

DIAMONDHEAD — Deborah Vitale says jokingly that one day she will write a book, then a musical, on the saga of her professional struggles over the last decade-plus to get a gaming venue built on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. President of Diamondhead Casino Corporation (OTBB: DHCC), she can only chock up her company’s survival to divine intervention. “It is almost ...

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Study finds discounts underutilized

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Too many Americans are not utilizing all of the discounts that may be available to them in their homeowner and auto insurance. This is the finding of a new national survey conducted for Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”). The survey asked home and auto owners if they believed ...

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Wesley voted tops by Health Insight

HATTIESBURG — Health Insight has ranked Wesley Medical Center number one among hospitals in Mississippi in Quality Measures for 2008. Health Insight calculates national rankings for hospitals using publicly reported data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare web site. The Hospital Compare data contains hospital-specific performance on 25 quality measures for over 4,200 hospitals nationwide. ...

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Memorial, Keesler form partnership

GULFPORT and BILOXI — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi have joined in a unique partnership offering several medical subspecialties to Mississippi Gulf Coast residents for the first time. The Keesler facility and Memorial Hospital signed a training affiliation agreement in April 2009 for subspecialists in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology to provide care for military ...

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Phosphate Holdings' earnings tumble

MADISON — Phosphate Holdings Inc. reported third quarter 2009 earnings of $700,000, or $0.09 per diluted share of common stock, compared to earnings of $12.6 million, or $1.56 per diluted share of common stock for the same period in 2008. Net losses for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2009, were $10.7 million, or $1.40 per diluted share of common ...

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Building Codes Council needs retooling

JACKSON — What exactly is known about the Mississippi Building Codes Council? You won’t find it listed in the telephone book or when conducting a quick search of the Internet. There is no office, telephone number or web site. What is known is that in 2006, the Legislature passed House Bill 1406 that created an organization to enforce wind and ...

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Rural Development funding awarded

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 111 projects in 35 states, including Mississippi, have been selected to receive more than $34.9 million in grants to increase educational opportunities and expand access to healthcare services in rural areas. The funding will be provided through USDA Rural Development’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program. Mississippi entities receiving funding are ...

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Entergy takes home Blue Flame

JACKSON — The Mississippi Minority Business Alliance (MMBA) honored Entergy Mississippi Inc. with the Flame Award at the organization’s ninth-annual Awards Gala. The Flame Award is given in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional support of minority business efforts in Mississippi. “Such support greatly exceeds the norm and provides momentum for the growth and stability of Mississippi’s minority business community,” ...

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Hospitals join QUEST program

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — More than 30 hospitals have joined the expansion of Premier’s QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative. Approximately 200 hospitals representing 31 states are now participating in this project, which is currently linking the two main goals of health reform proposals being considered by Congress — quality improvement and cost reduction. Developed in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare ...

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