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Mississippi schools move up in national ranking, still at No. 50

  JACKSON — An evaluation of school performance finds that Mississippi’s academic achievement gains have outstripped gains nationwide from 2003 to 2015, but gives the state’s public schools a “D” overall, ranking it second-to-last. The evaluation by Education Week’s Quality Counts report moved Mississippi up a notch from last year, when it ranked 51st among the states and Washington, D.C. ...

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Magazine ranks Bomgar in global Software 500

JACKSON — Bomgar is ranked No. 343 in Software Magazine’s 2014 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, developed for IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized as one of the top 10 companies for revenue growth in the $30 ...

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Mississippi tops again in ranking of physician-friendly states

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the second straight year, the Magnolia State is tops when it comes to a physician-friendly locale to practice medicine. Each year, Norwalk, Connecticut-based Physicians Practice compiles its list of the “Best States to Practice,” based on several analytics including cost of living, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita and physician density. Those states ...

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State improves heartworm diagnosis ranking, but still third-highest in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — There’s good and bad news for Mississippi’s pets. The good news is the Magnolia State has slightly improved its position in the battle against one of the deadliest diseases threatening dogs and cats. The bad news, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which conducts a nationwide incidence survey every three years, Mississippi only dropped from second ...

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R.J. Allen ranked as fastest-growing company in Mississippi

OXFORD — General construction and development management company R.J. Allen & Associates, based in Oxford, has been named the fastest-growing company in the state of Mississippi on Inc. magazine’s recently-released list of the top 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Posting a three-year growth rate of 2,118 percent, R.J. Allen & Associates ranks seventh among the fastest-growing construction companies ...

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GOLF ranks state's courses; Fallen Oaks, Dancing Rabbit make top 100

  AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Fallen Oak and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club/Azaleas have been ranked No. 30 and No. 32 respectively on GOLF Magazine’s “2014 Best Courses You Can Play” in America – a biennial list of 100 public-access courses. Using a team of national course raters, GOLF Magazine recognized five Mississippi courses overall in its “2014 Best Courses Near You” ...

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