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Court refuses to reconsider hospital ruling

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its ruling that the University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law. The court yesterday denied requests to revisit its June ruling. Mississippi’s CON law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The court ruled UMMC, as a competitor in the ...

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Judge dismisses claims against CEO in Wesley lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — Wesley Medical Center’s lawsuit over patient choice now has one less defendant after a federal judge dismissed claims against AAA Ambulance’s CEO. Wesley had sued AAA, its CEO Wade Spruill and Forrest General Hospital in April. Both hospitals are in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg American reports U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett ruled Wesley’s lawsuit failed to cite any specific ...

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Court sides with hospital over CON for psychiatric unit

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a decision that allows a Vicksburg hospital to open a 20-bed adolescent psychiatric unit. The Mississippi State Department Health granted River Region Medical Center a certificate of need in 2011 over the objections of Diamond Grove Center of Louisville, Miss. River Region planned to put the unit on a vacant second floor ...

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Sentencing delayed for woman who bilked investors

FAYETTE — A 53-year-old Natchez woman faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of two counts false pretense in Jefferson County. The Natchez Democrat reports Emily Sanders was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the sentencing was delayed because her attorneys could not be present. Sanders was arrested in March and charged with embezzlement under contract for ...

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Judge approves college's purchase of country club

COLUMBUS — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved East Mississippi Community College’s acquisition of the Columbus Country Club. EMCC was the only bidder at $1.6 million. EMCC officials tell The Commercial Dispatch the school will use the property to expand its course offerings and relocate programs from crowded campus in Mayhew. The country club, which opened in 1923, filed Chapter ...

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Black supervisors ask judge to toss redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — The four black elected supervisors in Mississippi’s most populated county asked a federal judge yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of improperly using race as a consideration in redrawing voting districts. The lawsuit against the black members of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors was filed Sept. 19 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Phil Fisher, ...

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