Tag Archives: Greenville

Former Greenville mayor named to EPA job in Atlanta

January 14, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer Toney has been named regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Atlanta. EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations. The announcement came Tuesday from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Toney, a lawyer, was […]

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Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

September 20, 2013

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GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront. Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday. The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and […]

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Mississippi blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

July 16, 2013

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS / Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — James Lewis Carter ‘‘T-Model’’ Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss. His age was uncertain. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the […]

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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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C Spire turns on additional 3G sites in Delta, Gulf Coast

May 14, 2013

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C Spire Wireless says it has turned on 3G wireless sites in several areas in Mississippi. Company spokesman Dave Miller says the wireless capability is available now in the southeastern portion of Greenville from Highway 1 to S. Raceway Road as well as in parts of downtown Yazoo City. Northeast Batesville between I-55 and Highway […]

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HOTTER THAN HADES — Sizzling Event Slated for June 22 in Leland and Tribbett

April 25, 2013

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After an overwhelming successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Hotter than Hades Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013. In addition to the half marathon, a two-team relay for the course of the half marathon is being added to the event to increase participation with the more casual runners. The Hotter than Hades […]

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Greenville native stars on “American Idol”

January 18, 2013

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Greenville native Courtney Williams has won a spot on this year’s season of “American Idol.” Check out this video to hear her story including her struggle with juvenile diabetes. “I’m the next American Idol because I have what it takes,” Williams says. Last year, Brandon native Skylar Laine made it to the show’s top ten […]

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Tupelo newspaper revs up new multi-million-dollar press

January 14, 2013

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The Monday edition of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal was the first to come off a new printing press. Clay Foster, chairman/CEO of Journal Inc. and publisher of the Daily Journal, says the paper worked for months to prepare the new multimillion-dollar, 160-feet-long printing press for its first full run on Sunday night. Foster says […]

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Top MBJ stories online for 2012

December 21, 2012

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Here are the top MBJ stories posted online for 2012.* 1. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan resigning; has late-stage cancer 2. Jackson’s Charley Hutchison believed to be one of Apple’s youngest app developers 3. Trustmark feels pain of $10 million in bad debt after Tri-State Brick’s demise 4. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with […]

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Lt. Gov. Reeves mourns passing of former Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan

November 15, 2012

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released a statement Wednesday concerning the death of former Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan … “Elee and I are terribly sad to learn of Chuck Jordan’s passing. Chuck was more than a great political supporter. For us, he was a great friend. Chuck’s passion for his hometown of Greenville and the Mississippi […]

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