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Barnes-Pettey's Dudley Barnes makes national ranking

Dudley M. Barnes, CFP, financial advisor at Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, LLC, and with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to Barron’s list “The Top 1200 Advisors” in the country. The 2014 list, published in February, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Barnes, offers his clients financial planning and wealth management at his Clarksdale ...

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Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber announces scholarship program

CLEVELAND, Mississippi – The Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce is looking for applicants for its 2014 Chamber Scholars Program. All seniors who are enrolled in accredited schools in Bolivar County may apply for the $400 scholarships. Students must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 and a minimum ACT score of 18. A panel of judges selects applicants based on ...

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Christensen takes over as leader of Leland Chamber

Melia Christensen is the new executive director of the Leland Chamber of Commerce following the retirement of Bob Neill. Christensen, an Illinois native who moved to the Delta last year, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and has worked in the fields of marketing and development for 10-plus years. Most recently, she served as executive ...

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Delta State to celebrate largest ever gift to the university

Delta State University will celebrate the largest private donation in the institution’s history with a gift presentation at the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. The gift will be presented on behalf of the Robert E. Smith Estate, and all students, faculty, staff, alumni, patrons, media and friends are invited to attend. Remarks will be ...

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MVSU appoints Dr. Jerryl Briggs as COO

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jerryl Briggs as executive vice president/COO. Briggs brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration. Most recently, he served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Ohio. Prior to Central State, he has held various positions within higher education administration, including serving for ...

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Greenville chooses Jessie Whitley to head water department

The Greenville City Council has selected Jessie Whitley as manager of the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Mississippi Delta Community College and majored in business administration. In 1997, Whitley graduated from Delta State University with a BA in marketing, and advanced his education by earning an MBA from Delta State University in 2004. From 2004 through ...

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Lost Pizza discovered — Restaurateurs begin franchising

In 2007, longtime friends Brooks Roberts and Preston Lott opened a unique, small restaurant in the Delta city of Indianola with no plans past that one eatery. But Lost Pizza Co.’s menu and campy atmosphere has quickly won patrons, and today the partners are casting their eyes on ever-expanding horizons. “We never intended to open another restaurant,” Roberts said. “Lost ...

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Delta keeps fingers crossed that feds will keep waiver promise on flood insurance

While coastal Mississippians brace for unprecedented increases in federal flood insurance rates, their counterparts who live in the Delta’s flood zones cling to an unofficial promise that they’ll be exempted from the increases — at least for the time being. The exemption would apply for however long it takes for the Army Corps of Engineers to bring the Mississippi Delta’s ...

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BRIDGING THE BLUES — Multi-state effort expects to boost blues-related development

At first take, the Bridging the Blues initiative sounds like a case of misplaced loyalty. Why would a bunch of Mississippians work so hard to boost attendance at the upcoming King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas, and why would Mississippi tourism organizations and leaders — and their counterparts in Tennessee — back their effort? However, organizers of Bridging the Blues, ...

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Airlines take flights — Decisions on adding and subtracting routes ‘the secret recipe of our industry’

In its 50 years of operation, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, has seen flights and airlines come and go. Delta dropped its service to Memphis earlier this year and most recently Southwest Airlines said it is going to discontinue its Jackson-Baltimore service. “We anticipate a dropoff in passenger load as well,” said Rene Woodward, chief administrative officer of the Jackson ...

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