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May 12 election set to fill north Mississippi US House seat

February 24, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has set a May 12 special election to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House. The seat for the 1st Congressional District in north Mississippi has been open since the Feb. 6 death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Candidates have a March 27 deadline to qualify for the race, […]

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Columbus Riverwalk may be extended to Air Force base

February 21, 2015

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COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus is planning to extend the Riverwalk to Columbus Air Force Base with some state and federal help. Mayor Robert Smith tells WTVA-TV in Tupelo that the Mississippi House has voted to provide $5 million to the project. The bill is pending in the Senate. Under the plan, the trail […]

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Golden Triangle pressures aluminum company on proposed plant

February 10, 2015

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American Specialty Alloys officials have been informed that 826 acres in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park that had been reserved for the company’s planned $1.2 billion aluminum plant are now open to other potential projects, according to the Columbus Dispatch. »READ UPDATED STORY HERE … Joe Max Higgins, chief executive of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, […]

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Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

March 25, 2014

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Tennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

January 31, 2013

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By BECKY GILLETTE John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s […]

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Greenwood becomes first Mississippi Delta city to pass Complete Streets Policy

March 30, 2012

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GREENWOOD – In a special meeting on March 29, 2012, the Greenwood City Council passed a resolution to adopt a complete streets policy for the City of Greenwood. The adoption of a complete streets policy was a recommendation made in the Greenwood Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by the City Council in October 2010. The […]

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CNBC: KiOR ‘bleeding cash’

January 25, 2012

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Update: Today (Jan. 27) KiOR announced that it has closed a $75 million four-year term loan with a lender group comprised of an affiliate of Vinod Khosla and two Canadian corporations owned by certain pension fund clients of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). KiOR is listed along with Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Sears Holdings and Rite Aid […]

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ALL BUSINESS: Former bank president Chuck Jordan hits the ground running as new Greenville mayor

December 21, 2011

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In an election year when politics dominated headlines, perhaps Chuck Jordan’s sweeping victory in the Greenville mayoral race topped them all. In a surprising landslide victory, banker-turned-politician Jordan took more than 64 percent of the vote to become Greenville’s next mayor. Not only was this his first political campaign, Jordan, a white, took 40 percent […]

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