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The next transition — Phil Hardwick leaving the Stennis Institute

Few people can match Phil Hardwick’s resume when it comes to diversity. Over his career, Hardwick has been a clerk, soldier, law enforcement officer, investigator, real estate consultant, author/columnist, community and economic developer and educator/trainer. On Sept. 1, Hardwick will begin yet another chapter in his eclectic career after stepping down as coordinator of capacity development at the John C. ...

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The Blues and higher education — Delta State launches the International Delta Blues Project

While the debate continues over the location of “The Crossroads” where legend has it that Robert Johnson made a pact with devil to become the greatest bluesman ever, Delta State University is looking to solidify the city of Cleveland as the place where the blues and academia intersect. DSU recently announced the establishment of the International Delta Blues Project, funded ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The new minimum wage and our economy

Imagine you make $7.50 an hour. Imagine your work week is limited so that your employer does not have to share responsibility for your healthcare costs or provide other benefits. Imagine your having to take a second job where you are also paid $7.50 an hour and work less than 30 hours a week. Let’s say you are fortunate enough ...

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Developers break ground for One Eastover Center

JACKSON — Holder Properties has broken ground for One Eastover Center, a 120,000-square-foot Class “A” office building located in the District at Eastover, a 21-acre mixed-use community. The office development will be located on the northern end of the District at Eastover utilizing 2.54 acres along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. The five-story office building will have an ...

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Ideal Software enters partnership with US Bowling

MERIDIAN — Amusement management system innovator Ideal Software Systems and bowling center designer and distributor US Bowling Corporation have partnered to offer the bowling industry Ideal’s business management system that runs an entire facility while integrating with the scoring system. “We created US Bowling to offer bowling proprietors an independent solution to their capital equipment needs,” said Dave Frewing, president ...

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MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square feet of additional space to ...

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EPA approves pesticide for grain sorghum producers

JACKSON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved farmers in the state of Mississippi for the use of sulfoxaflor (CAS Reg. No. 946578-00-3) on sorghum. This specific exemption will aid in controlling the sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which is a destructive pest that can cause damage to the grain sorghum crop. The registered product receiving this exemption is Transfor ...

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