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BILL CRAWFORD — Uplifting Jackson forum hints at rural gloom

Growing economic trends bode ill for rural America. “We are witnessing a growing economic and political divide between urban and rural America,” wrote Axios last week, pointing to some significant data. “Roughly half of all U.S. zip codes still have lower total employment than they did in 2007….Rural Americans have far fewer hospitals, workout facilities, and health specialists….Big employers and ...

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City buys eroding church to avert spending to fix waterway

A Mississippi city is buying an abandoned church, saying it’s cheaper than fixing erosion problems in a bordering waterway. The Vicksburg Post reports the city voted last week to buy the property, which is threatened by erosion from Sprouts Bayou. An appraisal will determine how much the city pays. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says the church has been compromised by ...

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Bill orders sale of land near lake to development group

A southwest Mississippi group will be able to buy some land around a reservoir following Congress’ passage this week of the farm bill. The bill orders the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to sell 150 acres of land in the Homochitto National Forest in Franklin County to the Scenic Rivers Development Alliance. The Enterprise-Journal reports that the alliance, a coalition of ...

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Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit as Mississippi hotels watch

President Donald Trump’s company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them. The Trump National Golf Club outside Philadelphia is in one of the nation’s nearly 9,000 high-poverty areas offering the breaks to spur investment, create jobs and lift incomes. But the federal ...

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Auditor demands more than $200,000 from chancery clerk

Mississippi’s state auditor is demanding that a southwest Mississippi official repay more than $200,000 to county government. State Auditor Shad White on Thursday released a report saying Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop needs to repay the money, The Daily Leader of Brookhaven reported. Auditors contend Bishop improperly paid eight employees with $163,000 in county money instead of fees collected ...

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City to get road money anew after completing missing audits

A south Mississippi city is in line for millions of dollars in road money after it cleared up accounting problems. WDAM-TV reports that the Mississippi Department of Transportation notified the city of Hattiesburg Friday that its suspension for failing to turn in audits has been lifted. The suspension began in 2017 after Hattiesburg didn’t turn in a 2016 audit. Mayor ...

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Mississippi bank accused in lawsuit of unfair overdraft fees

Two women say in a lawsuit that a Mississippi-based bank is unfairly charging overdraft fees. The Clarion Ledger reports Cryesha McDonald of Waynesboro and Chantal Lewis of Jackson sued Trustmark National Bank this month in federal court in Jackson. Lawyers representing the women seek approval for a class-action lawsuit representing all the bank’s customers. They allege Trustmark also charges surprise ...

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Former epidemiologist named new Mississippi health officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health has a new leader. The department says in a news release Thursday that the Board of Health is naming Dr. Thomas Dobbs as the state health officer. It’s a job he has held on an interim basis since Dr. Mary Currier retired Oct. 31. She had been the health officer for almost nine years. ...

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Alloy ingredient firm sets $10M Mississippi plant, hiring 25

A maker of steel and aluminum alloy ingredients is opening a plant in northeast Mississippi. Traxys Cometals Processing announced Thursday that it’s investing $10 million and will hire 25 workers. The plant will be completed this month at Yellow Creek Port on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway near Burnsville. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Yellow Creek is borrowing state ...

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Ridgeland defends Costco gas station site approval

By JACK WEATHERLY The city of Ridgeland has denied major points in a court filing against its June 19 approval of a site for a gas station across Highland Colony Parkway from a 45-acre site that would include a proposed Costco Wholesale store. The case in Madison County Circuit Court comes after opponents of the so-called third phase of the ...

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