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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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IKE TROTTER — Pay yourself first on payday

Every so often, the news will report on how the rich are getting richer, the poor getting poorer and how the gap between the two is growing. The demonstrations by Occupy Wall Street protestors a couple of years back was a perfect example of what some consider as economic inequality in today’s financial world. If the world were perfect, however, ...

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Clayton Davis receives promotion

Greenville native Clayton Davis has been promoted to Senior Relationship Manager with Southern AgCredit’s Greenville office. Davis began his agricultural lending career in 2006 with Southern AgCredit. Davis is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While at MSU, he was an active member of the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter.

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Father of state Republican Party, Clarke Reed, supports Democrat

My name is Clarke Reed. I am from Greenville. I am the second State Chairman of the Republican Party in modern times and have been active in Republican leadership roles since the early ‘60s. For the first time in my 87 years, I am supporting a Democrat, Thomas Blanton, Democratic candidate for Public Service Commission in the 3rd District. This ...

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Bramlett, 1983 GOP nominee for Mississippi governor, dies

JACKSON — Leon C. Bramlett, the Republican whose nomination for Mississippi governor in 1983 was eclipsed by discredited sexual accusations against the Democrat who defeated him, died Monday. He was 92. An employee at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale said Bramlett, a businessman and farmer, died at his son’s home in Clarksdale. Plans for services were pending. Bramlett was an ...

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Dispute over Medicaid payments kicked back to chancery court

JACKSON — A long legal battle between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and a dozen hospitals is headed back to chancery court. The dispute is about payments Medicaid made to the hospitals for outpatient services in 2001. Medicaid said in 2010 that it had mistakenly overpaid hospitals nine years earlier because it used an outdated payment formula. The hospitals, in ...

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IKE TROTTER — Planning is vital for small businesses

Here in Mississippi and, in particular, the Delta, small businesses are the backbone to our economy. And, equally as important, small businesses can be the glue that brings children back home to run and eventually succeed in the ownership of a business. But, as many know, running a small business today involves a great deal of risk. Needless to say, ...

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38th annual Delta Blues Festival set for Sept. 19

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival will pay tribute this year to the blues legacy of Bobby Rush. The 38th annual festival is scheduled for Sept. 19 in Greenville. Rush, who lives in Jackson, began his musical career on Chicago’s West Side blues circuit in the 1960s, nabbing his first hit, “Chicken Heads” in 1971. His sound ...

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