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With McCormick's closing, Greenville takes another step backwards

Once hailed as one of the nation’s great centers for literature, Greenville’s cultural heritage has sustained yet another big blow with the announcement that McCormick’s Book Inn will shut its doors at the end of this month. The privately owned bookstore has been a gathering place for both writers and readers since 1965. In addition to its books, the store ...

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PERS Study Commission cannot hit report deadline

JACKSON — The wait for the report from the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Study Commission will be longer than expected. The Governor’s Office announced the Nov. 15 deadline would be missed. The statement from the governor reads: “Due to the complicated nature of the review of the state Public Employees’ Retirement System, the PERS Study Commission has advised me ...

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Some Valley faculty oppose no-confidence vote on Oliver

ITTA BENA — Some faculty members at Mississippi Valley State University say they were shocked, insulted and embarrassed by the Faculty Senate’s no-confidence vote against President Donna Oliver and her administration. Their loudest grievance is that nobody asked them what they thought, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Theater director Barbara Baymon and political professor Larry Chappell both say it’s incorrect to say ...

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Choctaws take over hotel management, change name

CHOCTAW — Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will take over management of the Hilton Garden Inn located near Silver Star Resort in Neshoba County. The Neshoba Democrat reports the hotel will reopen Nov. 15 as the Dancing Rabbit Inn. The 140-room hotel is located next to the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course. The tribe already operates hotels at the Silver Star ...

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Navy's USNS Medgar Evers christened in California

SAN  DIEGO — General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has christened the U.S. Navy’s newest supply ship, USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13). Named in honor of the African American civil rights leader from Mississippi, the USNS Medgar Evers is the 13th ship of a class of 14 dry cargo/ammunition ships designed and built by NASSCO. More ...

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Iconic Delta bookstore to close at month's end

GREENVILLE — A neighborhood gathering place, the only spot in Greenville to get a Sunday New York Times, a stop for visiting writers and tourists and a Greenville Main Street landmark since 1965 is shutting its doors. Hugh and Mary Dayle McCormick, the owners of McCormick Book Inn, tell the Delta Democrat Times the shop will close Nov. 30. The ...

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