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Highland Village in Jackson renews fashion icon Maison Weiss

WS Development is pleased to announce the lease renewal for the long standing fashion icon Maison Weiss. The store has been at Highland Village since it was founded by Nell and Bernie Weiss in August of 1975. Their Grandson Ken Szilasi and his wife Tracy have been running the store since the early 1980’s. Maison Weiss has been the center ...

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Atlanta fast-food supplier reviving dormant Jackson distribution center

JACKSON, Mississippi — A long vacant refrigeration and dry storage distribution center at Jackson’s Hawkins Field Industrial Park has a new owner that plans nearly $1 million in upgrades to the warehouse and the initial hiring of 30 warehouse workers and drivers. Atlanta-based Customized Distributors LLC will grow to 50 workers over the next two years as it expands its ...

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Memorial service to be held for late Hollandale mayor

HOLLANDALE — A memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow for Hollandale Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 65. City clerk Helen Johnson says Willis had taken medical leave Nov. 1. She says after being diagnosed with cancer, Willis was admitted to Anderson Medical Center in Meridian on Nov. 12. The memorial service ...

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Triggs, business and civic leader, dies at 85

CLINTON — Gene A. Triggs, a business and civic leader in Mississippi, has died. He was 85. Officials with Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home-Jackson say Triggs died Sunday in Jackson. The cause of death was not released. Services were today at First Baptist Church-Clinton with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Hattiesburg. In 1963, Triggs managed Paul Johnson’s campaign for ...

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MDOT: Drawbridge project progressing, getting new technology

BILOXI — As part of the $8.2-million Interstate 110 Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work to replace all of the original mechanical and electrical systems that have been in place since 1976. MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King says the new technology will improve the long-term performance of the bridge. Due to the ...

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Extension launches new app, website offering county data

STARKVILLE — County-level information is now available through a set of profiles created by experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. A new app and website provide community stakeholders, business leaders and elected officials access to detailed socioeconomic statistics for each county in the state. Faculty from the Extension Center for Technology Outreach and the Center for Government and ...

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Anti-fraud group names Rose Cancer Center investigation year's best

SUMMIT — The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) has presented its Investigation of the Year Award to a team of federal and state agencies and a Medicare Part C health plan that together helped uncover a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme committed by now-convicted Mississippi physician Meera Sachdeva. The joint investigation into the treatment and billing practices of Meera ...

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Hosemann presents largest-ever Tidelands check

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented coastal officials a check for more than $9.7 million for tidelands-related projects along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann said the amount — $9,755,926.46 — is the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast to date. Mississippians own the public trust tidelands, the land covered by water at high ...

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DMR closes reefs to oystermen over water quality

GULF OF MEXICO — Several Mississippi oyster reefs have been closed because of questionable water quality. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed the reefs. They will remain closed until further notice. The affected areas include: — Area II “A” waters, including northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets reef. — Area II “B” waters, ...

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