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Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

Tate Reeves Mississippi’s lieutenant governor says he’s ready to accept most transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House. That makes an agreement more likely during a special session. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves tells reporters Monday that any package of legislation is likely to include transferring some taxes on internet sales to cities and counties, plus using ...

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Mississippi Power closing all but 3 offices

Mississippi Power says it is closing most of its customer service offices by October. Mississippi Power spokesman Jeff Shepard told news outlets says the decision to close the offices by Oct. 8 comes after studying the number of people using the offices, as well as how customers use online and telephone apps. He says more than 60 percent of customers ...

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Top hospital withdraws affiliation offer to struggling one

Mississippi’s largest hospital says it has withdrawn its offer to affiliate with another hospital because its proposal hasn’t been acted on despite several meetings over the past few months. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the University of Mississippi Medical Center withdrew its proposal to affiliate with Greenwood Leflore Hospital in letters emailed Friday. The 208-bed Greenwood hospital is suffering multimillion-dollar losses ...

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Executive director of Beauvoir fired

The executive director of a historic home and museum in Mississippi has been fired. WLOX-TV reported Friday that Stephen McKinney’s firing comes less than two months after he was hired to lead Beauvoir, a home of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. McKinney was hired June 22. The station says the board declined to comment on McKinney’s termination, saying ...

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Analysis: It’s prosecutor vs. ‘Big Country’ in US House race

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS The major-party nominees in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District present sharp contrasts in style, even if their ideological differences are fuzzier. Republican Michael Guest and Democrat Michael Ted Evans both say they oppose abortion and support gun rights and border security. Neither sounds likely to hang out with the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. Guest is in his ...

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Aplós opens in Highland Village

By JACK WEATHERLY Alex Eaton says the cuisine at his Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, opened in October 2013, is “Mediterranean with Southern roots.” The latest restaurant opened Aug. 6 by Eaton and business partner Steven O’Neill is simply Mediterranean. The name of the restaurant, Aplós, is Greek for “simple.” That’s because of a distillation of all those cultural influences, says Eaton, ...

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Highland Village adds three, loses one

By JACK WEATHERLY August has been a good month for Highland Village overall, as the upscale shopping center in northeast Jackson has added two retailers and a restaurant. Vineyard Vines, as in Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod, is a self-styled preppy shop that features a smiling pink whale as its good-times logo. Two brothers, Ian and Shep Murray, are celebrating ...

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‘Searchable technology’ is latest in Northpark Mall renovation

By MBJ STAFF Fighting back against online retailers, Northpark Mall in Ridgeland will start using a searchable technology this month, ShareRails, that will be found on the mall’s website and Google. Implementation of ShareRails is part of the Ridgeland mall’s current multimillion-dollar renovation along with additional innovative digital technologies. The innovation allows people to search for products online and then ...

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