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Mississippi on track for fall 2018 completion of I-269


Dirt and bridge work for the entire Mississippi portion of Interstate 269 is finished, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation said the project remains on track for a fall 2018 completion. Jason Scott, MDOT public information officer, tells The Commercial Appeal the next phase of work involves two paving projects, the largest of which has begun. Scott says I-269, the ...

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H & M coming to Tanger Outlets in Southaven


SOUTHAVEN — International retailer H & M has plans to open a store in the Tanger Outlets in Southaven next spring. Hennes & Mauritz AB tells The Commercial Appeal its store will encompass 26,000 square feet in the new suburban Mississippi shopping center, which is regarded as a regional destination that will attract shoppers from Memphis and Shelby County. Workers ...

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Daly’s fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife’s lawsuit

John Daly putts on the 12th green during the pro-am at the 2013 St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind near Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

JACKSON — The fiancee of professional golfer John Daly is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit that blames her for breaking up his previous marriage. In February, the Mississippi Supreme Court gave the green light to Sherrie Allison Miller to pursue damages against Anna Cladakis, claiming alienation of affection. Miller and Daly married in 2001 and ...

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Location chosen for Entergy's pilot solar project in DeSoto

HUGHES — A location has been selected for a pilot solar project in DeSoto County. The Commercial Appeal reports vacant land at the northwest corner of U.S. 61 and the North Harrah’s casino entrance will serve as one of three testing sites for widespread solar power generation. The project was announced by Entergy Mississippi, a publicly owned utility that supplies ...

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DeSoto Co. school district recommended for reaccreditation

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County school system has been recommended for reaccreditation for five years following a three-day, on-site review process by an international accrediting organization. The Commercial Appeal reports AdvancED gave an exit report to school board members this week following its seven-member team’s review. Lead evaluator Steve Oborn offered a glowing review of the district, Mississippi’s largest. “It’s ...

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Olive Branch votes to issue $8 million in bonds

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch aldermen have voted to issue additional general obligation bonds designed to help pay for several projects. Over the coming months, The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will decide exactly how the $8 million in bonds will be spent with input from city staff. But right now, park improvements and water and sewer projects ...

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Tanger announces outlet mall plans in Miss.

SOUTHAVEN — Outlet mall operator Tanger is partnering Poag Shopping Centers on a development in Southaven. Southaven and DeSoto County officials several years ago approved a $15 million tax increment financing plan in which bonds will be issued to pay for the infrastructure for the outlet mall. In addition, the development has approval for $34 million in sales tax rebates ...

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Emergency workers' new hydraulic tools allow faster rescues

OLIVE BRANCH —  New hydraulic rescue tools will let crews extract people from smashed cars much faster, says Olive Branch Fire Capt. Dave Taylor. “They could probably do an extraction in half the time now,” he told The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Crews are training with the new tools, which Deputy Chief Ken Givens said are also much lighter than the ...

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DeSoto coroner, tax collector to seek new terms

HERNANDO — Two of DeSoto county’s longest-serving officials, Coroner Jeff Pounders and Tax Collector Joey Treadway, say they are running again in 2015. “I’m going to go for it one more time,” said Pounders, 60, about seeking a ninth term. He was elected in 1987 and re-elected six times. The Commercial Appeal reports that the qualifying deadline to seek county office is ...

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DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Wayne Lee has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Hernando, Mississippi. County Coroner Jeff Pounders said the accident occurred last night on a county road. Pounders said the 54-year-old Lee was transported the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, where he died. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Dick Hackett said the accident was reported ...

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