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Greenville council members discuss pay raise for employees

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council remains split over pay raises for employees. The Delta Democrat-Times reports that figures reported to the council show it would cost $1.1 million to give city workers a 7.5 percent across-the-board raise, while it would cost $400,000 for a 3 percent raise. Councilman Errick Simmons is urging council members to increase pay in the ...

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Cox won't seek a second term as Greenville mayor

GREENVILLE — Greenville Mayor John Cox says he will not run for re-election in November. Cox tells the Delta Democrat-Times his decision not to run for a second term came after lengthy deliberations, principally with family members. Cox won a special election in October 2012, a month after his predecessor, Chuck Jordan, stepped down after receiving a diagnosis of advanced-stage ...

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Mayors ask airline to reduce its service to boost passenger volume

TUPELO — The mayors of two Mississippi cities are asking Silver Airways to reduce its flight schedule at their airports. They said fewer flights mean more passengers on planes flying out of the Tupelo and Greenville airports and give more rest to pilots between flights. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and Greenville Mayor John ...

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Mars Food to celebrate 35 years in Port City

GREENVILLE — Mars Food North America, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change products, will mark 35 years in Greenville with an event Friday that will be attended by Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christiansen, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other elected officials. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, dignitaries will make special presentations, including a key to the ...

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City brings in consultant to look at brownfields redevelopment

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has hired an environmental consultant who will assess potential redevelopment sites for soil contamination. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the city has hired Marietta, Ga.-based EarthCon Consultants Inc. Greenville Mayor John Cox, in May, accepted two Brownfields Assessment Grants totaling $400,000 for the city. “Brownfield” refers to property that has been contaminated by ...

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Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront. Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday. The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and a new restaurant ready by ...

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Lt. Gov. Reeves mourns passing of former Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released a statement Wednesday concerning the death of former Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan … “Elee and I are terribly sad to learn of Chuck Jordan’s passing. Chuck was more than a great political supporter. For us, he was a great friend. Chuck’s passion for his hometown of Greenville and the Mississippi Delta was evident to all ...

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UPDATED: Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with pancreatic cancer

Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. Jordan was 66. Survivors include his wife, Jane; a daughter and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. There will be no active pallbearers but Jordan requested that all the citizens of Greenville serve as honorary pall ...

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