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Moss promoted to CEO of Merit Health Jackson market

Healthcare executive Barry Moss has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer for Merit Health’s Jackson Market. Moss currently serves as CEO of Merit Health Central, and will continue in this position, which he has held for the past three years. In his expanded role, Moss will have oversight for Merit Health Rankin, Merit Health River Oaks and ...

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Reeves issues shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County

Today, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mississippi Department of Health identified Lauderdale County as the first localized region for additional restrictions, and Governor Reeves announced the shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County at a press conference this morning. This follows the “Identify and Isolate” strategy ...

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2nd Mississippi rep resigns over pension and pay dispute

A Mississippi lawmaker is resigning as of Tuesday because he will not be able to collect his state government pension while serving in the state House. Republican Rep. Billy Andrews of Purvis is the second House member to resign for this reason since the four-year term started in January. Republican Rep. Ramona Blackledge of Laurel stepped down Jan. 31. Andrews is a ...

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VIP Cinema closed for good, hundreds laid off

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – VIP Cinema Holdings Inc., after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, has closed for good. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the company told its remaining employees that because of the coronavirus pandemic, it could not get the financing it needed to restructure. VIP, which was founded in ...

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Social distancing ignored in some Mississippi clubs, beaches

Some Mississippi cities are taking steps to break up parties in nightclubs and on beaches as people ignore Gov. Tate Reeves’s order to avoid gatherings to control the spread of the new coronavirus. One mayor, George Flaggs Jr. of Vicksburg, ordered child care centers in his city to close Monday for at least a week, setting a stricter standard than the ...

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Northpark Mall becomes a hall of echoes during pandemic

By JACK WEATHERLY You could play Frisbee golf in the biggest mall in Mississippi. There was virtually no business going on Saturday afternoon in the 958,000-square-foot mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Many of the mall’s 92 tenants were closed due to the corona virus pandemic. Others were open but had few customers. Dillard’s was open but ...

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Mississippi hospitals sue opioid makers, makers and sellers

Eleven Mississippi hospitals have filed a civil suit in the Circuit Court of Hinds County against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of opioid-based drugs. Mississippi hospitals have been on the front lines fighting and treating the complications of addiction as the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels. The Mississippi hospitals join more than 450 hospitals across the United States to file ...

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Neel-Schaffer names Cunningham engineer manager for Starkville office

Neel-Schaffer, Inc. has announced that John Cunningham, PE, has been promoted to the position of Senior Engineer Manager for the firm’s office in Starkville. Cunningham joined Neel-Schaffer in 2007 and has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for a wide variety of projects and disciplines. He is a Vice President with the firm ...

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TUESDAY — Mississippi reports 90 new cases of Coronavirus, 937 total with 20 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 937 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 90 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. There have been 20 total deaths reported (4 new), the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, ...

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Cal-Maine founder dies; egg company turns quarterly profit

By JACK WEATHERLY Cal-Maine Foods Inc. on Monday announced that Fred R. Adams, Jr., the company’s founder and chairman emeritus, died Sunday at the age of 88 following an extended illness. Adams founded Adams Egg Co. in 1957, which was the predecessor to Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., which incorporated in 1969. He served as chairman and CEO until 2012. Under his ...

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