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MSDH chosen to test new program

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has been chosen by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) as one of 30 health departments nationwide to participate in a test of the new national voluntary public health accreditation program. MSDH was selected from more than 145 applicants to work through the accreditation process and provide valuable feedback prior to ...

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Airport awarded funding from FAA

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College president Dr. Clyde Muse and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will invest $1.85 million for the design and installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) for the John Bell Williams Airport. The funding is a collaborative result between Cochran, the FAA and Hinds Community College, owner of the airport. ...

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State's hotels offer lowest price

According to the hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI), Mississippi had the lowest average price per room per night among Southern states, dropping 11 percent from last year. The HPI also found that Florida cities were among the most popular U.S. destinations for domestic and international travelers. Florida and Georgia experienced the greatest drop in lodging prices among Southern states with ...

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Hosemann calls Stanford meeting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will hold a public hearing regarding Stanford Financial Oct. 5 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who also serves as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), will be in attendance. In addition, the president-elect of ...

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ATK plays role in satellite launch

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) played a key role in the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket for NASA from Space Launch Complex 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the Missile Defense Agency’s Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstrators Program satellite. Nine ATK GEM-40 solid propulsion strap-on boosters provided augmented thrust for ...

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Federal money coming for system upgrades

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $164.5 million to 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to make technology upgrades that will improve the operation and security of unemployment insurance systems. The State of Mississippi is to receive approximately $3.8 million. Funds will be used for a variety of projects designed to ...

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Cooperatives receiving grants from USDA

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA) has selected 10 organizations in eight states to receive $1.4 million in grants to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas. This funding is being awarded through USDA Rural Development’s Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program, which is part of the department’s ongoing effort to expand ...

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Baptist utilizing new technology

MEMPHIS — Baptist Memorial Health Care has selected the Allscripts’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution to automate and connect clinical and business functions for their 65 employed physicians and the more than 3,100 independent physicians affiliated with the health system’s 15 hospitals in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. “To support Baptist’s goal of providing compassionate, safe, high-quality ...

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West Nile virus cases rise

MARION COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 39 with three deaths. The new case is in Marion County. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have been reported in Clay, DeSoto, ...

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Southeast Medical acquires property

FLOWOOD — Southeast Medical Properties I, LLC, an affiliate of Jackson-based Duckworth Realty, Inc., has purchased the 12,000 -square-foot former Baker Engineering building from Cress Realty Group for an undisclosed amount. The property, located at 2925 Layfair Drive in Flowood, will be renovated as a medical office facility for Jackson-based University Physicians, PLLC. Rick Wood and Jon Van Hoozer with ...

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