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Save the date: GE Aviation opens doors at Ellisville plant

The Mississippi Development Authority says GE Aviation will officially open for business in Mississippi next week. The aviation giant will open its new Ellisville facility at 135 Technology Boulevard on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The 340,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new aviation composite components. GE Aviation has committed to hiring 250 employees and investing more than $50 million by 2017. David Joyce, ...

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Townsend promoted at Happy Catfish

Happy Catfish Web Design in Ellisville is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Katie Townsend from marketing executive to director of business development. When Townsend came to Happy Catfish, she brought with her over five years of communications and marketing experience and holds a BFA with an emphasis in graphic communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Landrum named to Board of Mental Health

J. Richard Barry of Meridian has been named chairperson for the Mississippi Board of Mental Health, and Robert Landrum of Ellisville was named vice chairperson. Barry is a partner in the law firm of Hammock, Barry, Thaggard and May, LLP. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi ...

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Leadership class introduced

On Sept. 10, a reception was held at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art to introduce the 2009-2010 Leadership Jones County Class. Class members are (back row, left to right): Scott French, Wayne Farms; Darrel Speir, SCRMC; Stacy Tucker, alderman of Ellisville; and, Ryan Maki, Verizon Wireless. (middle row, left to right): Tony Hales, Mississippi Army National Guard; Anna McLeod, ...

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JCJC sets record, breaks ground on new building

ELLISVILLE — Enrollment is up 11 percent at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) this fall, with a record number of 5,573 students. In a separate item, JCJC held a ceremonial groundbreaking Sept. 16 for a $12-million academic building, which is slated to become the college’s flagship facility. The 69,000-square-foot construction project, authorized by the college trustees, adds numerous state-of-the-art classrooms ...

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Tanner awarded bridge contract

PERRY COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing reconstruction of the Dickey Creek Bridge on Highway 198 near Beaumont in Perry County. The $1.4-million project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company Inc of Ellisville. Tanner’s crews were scheduled to begin the bridge replacement project last week, with initial clearing work. The project is scheduled for completion by ...

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