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Oxford Conference Center open, booking variety of events

Oxford — The $5.5-million Oxford Conference Center is open and going strong. The multi-purpose facility opened on May 22, ahead of schedule, so a wedding and reception could be held there. An official ribbon cutting will take place in the fall, according to executive director Hugh A. Stump III. “This is the biggest facility from Jackson to Tupelo and from ...

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Longer-term impact of settlement yet to be determined

Tupelo — While news of North Mississippi Health Services’ recently announced agreement with a plaintiffs’ attorney group headed by the Scruggs Law Firm has spread far and wide, its broader, longer-term impact has yet to be determined. North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) — the parent corporation of the 650-bed North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo along with five smaller hospitals ...

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Strictly Business

Mississippi’s unemployment rate was 6.1% in June, an increase of 0.5% from the prior month, according to the Mississippi Employment Security Commission (MESC) (now operating as the Mississippi Department of Employment Security). However, the rate was 1.5% lower than June 2003. The number of unemployed Mississippians increased by 6,500 while the number of employed persons rose by 500. Sectors of ...

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