Archive | October 10th, 2013

Pickett to chair parole board, Townsend takes at-large position

October 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant selected Steven Pickett to chair the State Parole Board, and Butch Townsend is leaving the Pearl Police Department to serve as the board’s at-large member. Pickett will replace the board’s current chairman, Doug Davis, who plans to resign Oct. 15 to become chief of staff for Secretary of State […]

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Former senator and parole board chairman hired by Secretary of State

October 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has hired Desoto County native Doug Davis to serve as Chief of Staff for the Agency. “Doug has a long served the citizens of the State of Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “No doubt his legislative experience, extensive background in policy, and commitment to our […]

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The Nissan Trap: For better or worse, Mississippi’s investment creates dilemmas

October 10, 2013

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In this story at Rethink MS, Jake McGraw makes a valid argument that by putting up $378 million in cash incentives to attract Nissan, Mississippi has made itself beholden to a large overseas employer — perhaps even against the interests of its own citizens. » READ the entire story here …

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State’s longest-running TV news program gets new time slots

October 10, 2013

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An iconic local television news program that is still airing after five decades is moving to a new time. Farmweek, the state’s oldest and only locally produced agricultural television news show, has moved to Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Mondays at 6 a.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show also can be seen on the […]

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Water Valley man breaks record for largest watermelon

October 10, 2013

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It might be a little late in the year to be eating watermelon, but it obviously is a great time for growing them. According to a report from WCBI-TV, Jerry Vaughn of Water Valley now holds the state record for growing the largest watermelon. The monster melon weighed a record 239.5 pounds. It’s 38 inches […]

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

October 10, 2013

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Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets […]

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