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Katrina Cottages project hits snags in Greenwood

GREENWOOD — Bill Crump says recent setbacks for the Baptist Town project won’t prevent it from moving forward. “We are committed to getting this project completed one way or another,” the chairman of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation said. Two new setbacks recently were added to the list of challenges the project has faced since its inception in 2010. The ...

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Film Summit offers tips for investors

More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best incentive programs in the country ...

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‘Help’ has $15-million impact on state

In the same way the best-selling Mississippi author Kathryn Stockett persevered through 60 rejections before getting her book “The Help” published, a band of folks responsible for bringing the movie of “The Help” to Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. The DreamWorks Studios film, which had a $27-million budget and starred break-out actress Emma Stone, wrapped in Greenwood in ...

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Q&A: Bill Crump, Director of governmental affairs, Viking Range

It’s been quite a ride Crump goes from the Delta to Washington and back again Bill Crump, Viking Range’s director of governmental affairs, has had a very interesting life for a boy from Mississippi cotton fields. Elected as mayor of Slaughter at 19, Crump once held the title of the United States’ youngest mayor. He later found himself working in ...

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