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DSU, MDCC form 2-plus-2 program

GREENVILLE — The Delta State University (DSU) College of Business and Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) have formed a partnership to offer a four-year general business administration degree plan. The new venture is called the 2 Plus 2 Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC) General Business Administration Partnership. MDCC will be responsible for recruiting candidates for the degree program, advising the ...

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Resource Center opens on the Coast

PASS CHRISTIAN — On Aug. 29, another landmark was reached in the Gulf Coast’s recovery from Hurrcane Katrina. The grand opening of the Marsha Barbour Resource Center took place at 2 p.m. and the center began offering its services to the community. The Marsha Barbour Community Resource Center, which will provide healthcare, education and recreation facilities for adults and children ...

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Veterans Cemetery gets federal grant

NEWTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced a grant of approximately $6.99 million to establish Mississippi’s first state veterans cemetery in Newton. The project will provide construction of a main entrance, a committal shelter, pre-placed crypts, standard burial areas, a columbarium for cremation remains, in-ground cremation burial areas, scatter burial areas, a memorial walkway, roads, a ...

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What healthcare entities need to know about HIPAA

On Feb. 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) was signed into law, greatly expanding the existing federal regulations on health information technology.  Title XIII of the ARRA includes the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, also known as the HITECH Act.  The HITECH Act increases the enforcement of penalties for violations of ...

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Block Grant funds will provide assortment of projects

Good things are set to happen all over the state with additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received through the federal Recovery Act. The state’s funds of $8,071,701 are being administered through the Mississippi Development Authority’s Community Services Division. Division director Steve Hardin stresses that Mississippi’s plan for spending these CDBG funds has been submitted to the U.S. Department ...

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MSU football tickets ranked as good deal

STARKVILLE — StubHub, the ticket marketplace, has released its ranking of college football teams that offer the best ticket resale for value for the season ahead. Mississippi State University (MSU) ranks sixth on the list at $50. It is the only Mississippi school to make the top 20. StubHub ranked MSU’s Egg Bowl contest against Ole Miss in November as ...

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Mississippi poised to receive more than $2 billion

As a result of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pouring an unprecedented $787 billion into the United States economy, an estimated $2.8 billion of those stimulus funds is projected for the State of Mississippi for a variety of needs, including healthcare, transportation and public education. Several areas in the state expected to receive money include: n $484.1 ...

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Choctaws getting ARRA funds for food distribution

CHOCTAW — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Indian tribal organizations and states operating the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) will receive approximately $1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to purchase equipment and improve facilities needed to provide food assistance. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is included in the award. Through FDPIR, USDA purchases ...

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Jackson Brace and Limb reimburses Medicaid

JACKSON — The Office of the Attorney General and Jackson Brace and Limb Company has entered into a settlement agreement totaling almost $200,000, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. The agreement requires Jackson Brace and Limb Company to repay the Division of Medicaid $102,762 for inappropriate claims made from Jan. 2001-Aug. 2008 for orthotic foot/leg braces predominantly prescribed for children. Jackson ...

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Recovery act gives SBA tools to boost small business

The Obama Administration and SBA are determined to employ the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) in an effort to make a big dent in the small business credit crunch and jump-starting job creation, re-starting lending and promoting investment in small businesses.  The impact from some of these programs is already being realized.  The Recovery Act provides SBA $375 ...

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