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Small-contractor workshop set in Greenville

  MBJ staff The Mississippi Development Authority’s Model Contractor Development Program workshop series kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. The program will be held at the Greenville Higher Education Center, 2900 A Highway 1 South. Small contractors and business representatives will learn how to grow their operations and bonding capacity. The eight-week workshop series is free. Participants must enroll ...

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Final funding set for new federal courthouse in Greenville

Congress has given final approval to $40.1 million to build a new federal courthouse in Greenville, Mississippi, to replace one that was built in 1959 and opened in 1960. The General Services Administration said Thursday that the money is to acquire a site and to design and build a 62,000-square-foot courthouse that could be completed in 2021. Mayor Errick D. ...

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Mississippi teacher accused of dragging student is indicted

A former Greenville teacher has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abusing a vulnerable person. Washington County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said Monday that Linda Winters-Johnson will be arraigned as early as Dec. 13. A video viewed millions of times shows Winters-Johnson dragging a special education student by the hair across the floor of the Greenville High School gym ...

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Charges likely for teacher who dragged student on video

A former teacher who was recorded on video dragging a Mississippi student by the hair will face charges, a prosecutor said, but it’s not clear which ones. Washington County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson told The Associated Press on Wednesday he just received the investigative file from police this week and hasn’t decided on what charges to pursue. The school district ...

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The Lofts at 517 giving people reasons to come to downtown Greenville

By BECKY GILLETTE GREENVILLE — In recent years Delta communities have been losing population as many young people move elsewhere for employment opportunities. A new development in downtown Greenville, The Lofts at 517, is being designed to create a synergy to bring back not just the downtown, but former residents. That is what is happening with Allen and Erin Sanders, who ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Mississippi River levee repairs underway near Greenville

Workers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in the Greenville area to repair several levee slides after the area had high water earlier this year. Forty slides have been found along the 212mile Mississippi Levee District, which runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Cairo, Illinois. The Delta Democrat-Times reported that 14 of those are in Washington County, ...

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Economic development groups look to revitalize Greenville

GREENVILLE — Greenville has joined with several partners for a project aimed at revitalizing the Washington County city located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The city, developer Bill Boykin, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation and Enhanced Community Development, a subsidiary of Enhanced Capital, plan to redevelop the former Sears, Roebuck & Company store ...

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CLARKE REED — Will Attorney General Hood join the fight against the illegal carbon rule?

We have seen a steady expansion of federal power during President Barack Obama’s term in the White House. The latest example is the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Carbon Plan, a mandate that will effectively put the federal government in control of how Mississippi produces electricity which will cause prices to skyrocket.  Mississippi families in turn will be hard pressed ...

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