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New wireless pacemaker implanted

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital, along with Hattiesburg Clinic cardiologist Eric Enger, M.D., are the first in the Pine Belt to implant a new pacemaker equipped with wireless technology that can notify physicians of changes in their patients’ device or condition. The latest technology was developed by St. Jude Medical to improve patient care and make device follow-up more efficient ...

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MSU unit accredited by EPA

STARKVILLE — The Safety and Environmental Unit (SEU) at Mississippi State University (MSU) now is accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The university’s Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education has been notified that its SEU now can offer lead-based paint training courses in renovator initial/refresher and dust sampling. Classes will begin in October. Established in 1988, MSU’s ...

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Alcorn reports successful Field Day

LORMAN — More than 300 people came to Alcorn State University to participate in its annual Agriculture Research and Extension Field Day Aug. 27. Limited-resource farmers from all over the state, agriculture workers, students, alumni, USDA officials, teachers of agriculture and locals interested in learning more about agriculture gathered at the Extension Research Complex for a free of charge educational ...

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Cohen speaks at MUW

COLUMBUS – Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen will speak at Mississippi University for Women’s Welty Gala on Sept. 24. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope Banquet Room on campus. It benefits the endowment for the Eudora Welty Chair in Humanities at MUW. Cohen served as the 20th U.S. secretary of ...

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Bankruptcy judge to decide tax dispute

BATESVILLE – A federal bankruptcy judge will decide whether the city of Batesville and Panola County can collect property taxes from the bankrupt Tri-Lakes Medical Center. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David W. Houston III wrapped up a hearing this past week. Houston told attorneys for both sides that he will rule in the case in about a month. The city and ...

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Northeast Miss. CC hits record enrollment

BOONEVILLE – Enrollment at Northeast Mississippi Community College has reached a record high this fall. College officials believe the achievement was fueled by increased recruiting efforts and a difficult economy that has caused many people to reevaluate their need for higher education. The college had 3,707 students enrolled when registration ended for the current semester. This marks a 275 student ...

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Corn harvest halted by rain

GREENWOOD – Heavy rain over the weekend has temporarily halted corn harvesting. Jerry Singleton, an agent with the Leflore County Extension Service, said before the rain, Leflore County’s corn harvest was about halfway finished. Singleton said most farmers are trying to wait until their corn gets down to a moisture content of about 15 percent before they harvest it. He ...

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Mainland buying more land

Mainland Resources Inc. has expanded the net acreage in its letter agreement announced June 23, 2009, to now acquire 8.500 net acres in Mississippi. This adds an additional 500 acres to the lease area not included in the initial agreement. Mainland also agrees to advance a payment of $300,000 towards the total purchase price of the acreage on or before ...

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Z Line chooses Mad Genius

RIDGELAND — Z-Line Designs, a manufacturer of ready-to-assemble home office and entertainment furniture, has selected Mad Genius to work on Z-Line brand strategy and interactive development. Founded in 1995, Z-Line Designs is based in San Ramon, Calif., with international offices and manufacturing facilities in China and Taiwan. Z-Line Designs offers a broad range of furniture styles to suit a wide ...

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IAVO donates $4.6M in software to UM

OXFORD — Professor Waheed Uddin’s civil engineering students at the University of Mississippi (UM) have participated in national and international research projects with hands-on work such as placing sensors on emergency vehicles to study traffic flow and walking major airport runways to examine construction materials. And thanks to a $4.6-million software donation, the students can enhance such real-world experiences right ...

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