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Tony Dungy to visit East Central Community College campus

Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy will make an upcoming visit to the campus of East Central Community College at an event promoting the school’s football program. According to a news release, ECCC Warriors first-year head coach Ken Karcher is a longtime friend and associate of Dungy. Dungy retired from coaching in 2008. He achieved ...

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Natchez could be site for 'major movie announcement'

In a press release today, the Mississippi Development Authority says Gov. Phil Bryant and movie director  Tate Taylor will announce Monday that there will be “major film project” worked on in Mississippi. The event will be held at 10 Monday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Natchez Democrat wrote Tuesday that Mayor Butch Brown believes the project will be centered ...

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Developing large projects not for the weak

The complexities of developing a large-scale project from concept to ribbon-cutting aren’t for the faint-hearted. Dealing with plans, permits, titles and unimaginable obstacles can take years and even then, things can go awry on any given day and it’s back to the drawing board. And then there’s the courtship of tenants for retail space and people to fill residential space. ...

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes for growth in second year

The organizers of the Mississippi River Marathon in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., are hoping to build on last February’s success. This was the first year for the marathon and half-marathon, which starts in Lake Village and ends in Greenville, but it still managed to attract more than 1,300 participants from 37 states and three foreign countries. In 2014, officials ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Nick Wallace

Name: Nick Wallace Age: 33 Position: Executive Chef, Company: King Edward Hotel When “Best Chefs America” featured Nick Wallace along with other outstanding chefs in the state, it was just more validation for the Edwards-born foodie. “With my deep Mississippi roots, I love to turn the tables and give an unexpected twist to create new Southern favorites,” Wallace says. “If ...

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Improving health care in state is goal of new UMMC school of medicine chair

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson announced Aug. 6 that Dr. William C. Little, a nationally recognized cardiologist and researcher, would be replacing Dr. Shirley Schlessinger as chair of the university’s School of Medicine. Little earned his B.A. in physics at Oberlin College in Ohio, and his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his ...

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Metropolitan Bank adds to Flowood team

Metropolitan Bank has added two new members to its Flowood team. Max Cathey has joined Metropolitan as a mortgage specialist and Donna Hines as a loan operations specialist. Cathey joined Metropolitan with over 40 years of work experience. He spent the majority of his career with Bellsouth as a construction manager, where he took early retirement at the end of ...

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More school districts consider adopting energy curriculum devel

An energy curriculum developed by Mississippi State University for high school students is entering its second year, and the pilot program could add school districts for the current academic year. Conceived with a handful of the state’s energy companies and developed by MSU’s Research and Curriculum Unit, the program focuses students on several areas of the state’s energy sector. That ...

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Five inducted in public relations hall of fame

Five public relations professionals were recently inducted into the Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame. Neal W. Cirlot (posthumously) of Diamondhead retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi where he worked as the public relations director for 27 years. In his earlier career, he served in the Coast Guard from 1942-1943 and U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. Betsie Gambel ...

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