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Regions Foundation announces $25,000 grant for Mississippi flood recovery

The Regions Foundation on Thursday announced a $25,000 flood-recovery grant to help people in Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties affected by the recent Pearl River floods. Additionally, Regions Bank announced disaster-recovery financial services, including loan payment assistance, to help people and businesses during the recovery. “While several communities were spared the worst of the flooding, we must remember that many ...

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SEC, Big Ten and American Athletic have canceled conference basketball tournaments

The Big Ten, SEC and American Athletic Conference have canceled their conference tournaments, the leagues announced Thursday. The decisions continue ongoing actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which was labeled a pandemic Wednesday by the World Health Organizations. Also Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be played without fans. The Power 5 ...

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Computer science education bill gains momentum, passes committee hurdle

A bill championed by C Spire that would give all 463,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday with House Education Committee approval of HB 1165. The bill by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, to bring computer science education to the state’s 884 public and charter K-12 schools ...

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Community Bank named Grimes an assistant VP

DJ Grimes has recently been named Assistant Vice President. A native of Smithville, Mississippi, Grimes recently served as Loan Officer and has been in banking for almost three years. In his new role, Grimes will continue to focus on growing and maintaining a portfolio of consumer and commercial loans. Grimes is a graduate of University of Mississippi with a Bachelor ...

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Mississippi’s East Central Community College names president

A community college in Mississippi has named a new president. Brent Gregory will assume the role as ninth president of East Central Community College on July 1, the school confirmed Tuesday. He will succeed current president Billy Stewart, who announced his retirement from the college in November after about seven years in the role, according to news outlets. Gregory graduated from the ...

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Forrest General Hospital to host press conference regarding COVID-19

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today in the Cafeteria Meeting Rooms regarding COVID-19. Steven Farrell, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, Asst. Director Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program, will be conducting the press conference.

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More Mississippi cases of COVID-19 expected to be announced in coming days

While there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Forrest County, the expectation, according to a source of the Mississippi Business Journal, is there may be a number of cases acknowledged late this afternoon or tomorrow, statewide. One area, according to the source, that is being looked at is Sunflower County in the Mississippi Delta. However, more will be ...

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Mississippi reports 1st case of coronavirus

Mississippi health officials Wednesday announced that the state had its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus as organizers in Jackson announced that they were canceling an upcoming parade out of concerns over the disease’s spread. In a news release, the Mississippi State Department of Health said that a man in southeastern Mississippi who had tested positive had recently traveled to ...

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First presumptive case of coronavirus confirmed in Arkansas, governor says

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the first presumptive COVID-19 case in Arkansas has been confirmed out of a Pine Bluff hospital. Gov. Hutchinson announced the case in a press conference on Wednesday, March 11. He said the case has been tested by the Arkansas Department of Health and will be sent to the Centers for Disease ...

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ALEX PURVIS — The Coronavirus and business insurance coverage: Steps to take now

Mississippi business leaders will continue to hope that the new coronavirus, COVID-19, stays away from and out of our state.  But even if we avoid direct exposure to this worldwide health crisis, Mississippi companies will face risk and resulting losses.  From international shipping and travel to reliance on component parts manufactured on foreign shores, Mississippi businesses may not realize the ...

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