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The state of health insurance in Mississippi

There are a multitude of opinions on the issue that cover a multitude of subjects By NASH NUNNERY I STAFF WRITER nash.nunnery@msbusiness.com From spirited and often-contentious town hall meetings to water cooler conversations at work, the debate over healthcare reform rages on across the nation. Lawmakers have heard arguments on both sides regarding President Barack Obama’s goals for healthcare reform. ...

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State Farm and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

To say the state’s relationship with America’s largest insurer has been rocky would be an understatement   By NASH NUNNERY I STAFF WRITER nash.nunnery@msbusiness.com To say the relationship between Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has been rocky since Hurricane Katrina might be an understatement.        For the past four years, the battle ...

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Canton hosts hospital groundbreaking

CANTON — Madison County Medical Center (MCMC) recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to share the plans for the region’s newest hospital. The completed facility will house 67 beds and feature over 100,000 square feet; including  an emergency department, intensive care unit, women’s service center and nursery, surgery and imaging centers, pharmacy, physical therapy center and much more. “This groundbreaking is ...

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Is there a doctor in the county?

Study finds that reform could bring crushing demand for healthcare Healthcare reform would bring an immediate, crushing demand for care in Mississippi, and it could take the largely rural Magnolia State a decade to produce enough care providers to meet patients’ needs. That is the finding of a recently-released report from Northeast Mississippi Health Education Center’s Mississippi Center for Health ...

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Callon Petroleum buying wells from Ambrose

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has signed a purchase and sale agreement with Ambrose Energy I, Ltd., a subsidiary of ExL Petroleum, LP, to acquire its interests in 22 producing wells located in Crockett, Ector, Midland and Upton Counties, Texas, for $16.25 million. The company estimates the total proved reserves being acquired to be approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil ...

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Bishop gets probation, fine

JACKSON — A Brandon woman has admitted her guilt in hindering the prosecution of a Jackson crematorium owner, also identified as her boyfriend, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. 
 Angela Darlene Bishop, 46, appeared before Judge Breland Hilburn in Hinds County Circuit Court Sept. 15 and entered a plea of guilty to one count hindering prosecution in the case involving ...

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Lawsuit seeking larger House

OXFORD — A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi challenging the constitutionality of the current size of the United States House of Representatives. The lawsuit argues that the provision in the United States Code (2 USC section 2a) that freezes the size of the House at 435 members is unconstitutional, egregiously ...

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Universities to present 'belt-tightening' plan

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Within a month, Mississippi’s eight public universities will finalize plans of action to cut back on the cost of textbooks, increase energy efficiency on campus and consolidate back office operations. Cost-savings plans in a dozen key areas were presented to the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning at its most regular meeting. Committing ...

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