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Delta city gets grants to renovate historic train station

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has received funds to refurbish the historic train depot. The Delta Democrat Times reports a grant of $400,000 came from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a $135,000 grant came from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, says the building was ...

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Masingill named leader of Delta Regional Authority

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A top aide to Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been chosen by President Barack Obama to head the multi-state Delta Regional Authority that works to enhance the economy of the impoverished Mississippi Delta region in eight states. Chris Masingill, Beebe’s director of intergovernmental affairs, is currently the governor’s alternate to the DRA. He was nominated by ...

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ADP chooses Newell for new direction

HATTIESBURG — The last two presidents of the Area Development Partnership (ADP) had limited economic development experience. Needing a new leader to replace the departing Dr. Angie Godwin, the Hattiesburg-based organization’s board went looking for someone with a proven economic development background. And, the board feels it has found its man in Chad Newell after a national search. “We are ...

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Newell replaces Godwin at ADP

HATTIESBURG — Chad Newell has been named the new president of the Area Development Partnership (ADP), effective Dec. 28. Newell succeeds Dr. Angeline Godwin, who had served as ADP president since Nov. 12, 2004. Newell has been actively involved in economic development for the last 16 years and currently serves as a developer at Newton Oldacre McDonald (NOM), LLC, a ...

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County puts assets on the map

STONE COUNTY — The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) has helped Stone County become among the first counties in the state to take part in the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) asset mapping project. Asset mapping identifies, categorizes and quantifies a community’s assets. SCEDP executive director Charlotte Koestler served on a team that conducted asset mapping in Stone County Oct. ...

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DRA releases IRT video

CLARKSDALE — The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has released its video of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, which was recently implemented in the DRA region. In July 2009, the DRA partnered with the Department of Defense for the IRT. The program gives the military the ability to train its medical personnel by providing medical care in ...

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