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Ochsner Health System takes over Hancock Medical Center

BAY ST. LOUIS — The operation of Hancock Medical Center is in the hands of Ochsner Health System for 90 days. The board of supervisors signed a contract with Ochsner to improve how the county-owned medical facility performs. Supervisors terminated the management contract with Quorum Health Resources, which had run the hospital for several years. Ochsner’s Polly Davenport is leading ...

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Green Canyon Outfitters opens store front on Gulf Coast

GULF COAST — A high-end outdoor store is now open on Beach Boulevard in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Green Canyon Outfitters carries brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Hard Tail, Olukai, Costa Del Mar, Ray Ban and Maui Jim. The locally owned business also sells camping, boating, hiking and other outdoor merchandise online and employs 50 people at locations ...

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VIDEO — Why bees are important to your business

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? In this Ted Talk, Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this ...

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Posturecraft Mattress Company to locate bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Posturecraft Mattress Company announced today the company is locating bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a $1.75 million company investment and is creating more than 100 new jobs. In April, Posturecraft’s facility in Alabama was destroyed by fire as the result of a lightning strike. Posturecraft ...

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State's education cuts some of the deepest in the nation

By Bobby Harrison for the Mississippi Business Journal Mississippi had the 10th deepest cuts nationally in education spending since the recession hit in 2008, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. According to the study released last week, Mississippi is spending $648 less per pupil, adjusted for inflation, for the current fiscal year ...

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Miss. lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they hope the state’s second-largest hospital company and largest health insurer will resolve a financial dispute before patients lose care or facilities close. Health Management Associates, a Florida-based company that owns 10 Mississippi hospitals, sued Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in June, saying that the insurance company broke contract terms ...

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New online filing system at Mississippi DOR set for those that file Sales and Use Taxes

Beginning Oct. 7, businesses that file Sales and Use Taxes in Mississippi will use the Department of Revenue’s new online filing system accessed through the Taxpayer Access Point (TAP.) Those taxpayers that file Withholding Tax or Corporate Tax already use this system. With the October 7 implementation, most taxes administered by the DOR are included in the system allowing taxpayers ...

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Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Ingrid has formed in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mexican coast. The storm threatens to bring potentially deadly flash floods and mudslides to parts of eastern Mexico. Its maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The depression is centered about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving ...

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