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Mississippi city no longer provides worker health insurance

Employee of the Mississippi city of Lumberton have been working without employer-provided health insurance for about three months. Mayor Quincy Rogers tells WDAM-TV that the insurance was cut was due to financial issues and saved the city about $140,000. The nature or cause of the financial issues is unclear. The station says workers were promised raises to help compensate them ...

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LIVING LIFE AND LOVING IT: Insurance agent Andy Daniels takes to the sky for birthday

Andy Daniels Not everyone celebrates a birthday with a skydiving adventure, but Andy Daniels of Indianola did just that, and it’s a birthday he won’t soon forget. The State Farm insurance agent didn’t mind turning 46, but he did want to fulfill a long-standing wish and do something memorable. Plans to take the dive on his 40th birthday didn’t work ...

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Richton-Perry County Airport awarded $105,000 grant

RICHTON — The Richton-Perry County Airport received a $105,000 Airport Improvement Program grant to clear obstructing growth along the approach to its runway. The grant is among more than $4.1 million awarded Monday to 16 Mississippi airports by the Federal Aviation Administration. The grants represented a second round of AIP funding for Mississippi airports. Last month, the FAA awarded $9.75 ...

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Gold Coast Skydivers hope to stay in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Lumberton Mayor Miriam Holder said she realizes that Leanne Igo, owner of Gold Coast Skydivers, needs to be able to make a living off her weekend business at I.H. Bass Jr. Memorial Airport. Igo said she can understand the cash-strapped city looking somewhat askance at renewing a contract that had her company paying $100 a year in rent. ...

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