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On the road to growth: West Rankin Parkway may open path to development

Construction workers set beams in place for a bridge on the West Rankin Parkway, which will stretch for 3.5 miles from Treetops Boulevard in Flowood to Pearson Road in Pearl, essentially linking Lakeland and Interstate 20. Photos courtesy of the Pickering Firm

With seven or eight months to go before completion of phase one of the new north-south corridor between Pearl and Flowood, officials in both cities are confident major development will take place along the new West Rankin Parkway. “It’s going to open up an awful lot of property for development,” said Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers. Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads said ...

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Commission approves shut down of dangerous I-55 exit

JACKSON — Officials have approved plans to fix one of Interstate 55’s most congested and dangerous exit ramps in Jackson. During a recent Mississippi Transportation Commission meeting, plans to improve the traffic capacity, flow and safety at the I-55 north exits to Lakeland Drive West were discussed and approved. The modification project will make several changes to traffic flow in ...

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Country Squire builds legacy as state's oldest tobacconist

Tobacco is as much a part of the Old South as bourbon and blueticks. There’s a light-hearted exchange on the leaf’s virtue in the 2003 Civil War movie “Gods and Generals.” “Colonel Stuart, do you use tobacco?” Confederate general Stonewall Jackson asks a junior officer. “No sir, not in any form,” answers Stuart. “Neither do it,” Jackson replies dryly, “I ...

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Taking it to the next level

Former drill sergeant David Allen applies ‘For-Profit’ management to drive success David Allen has mastered the science of proactive management. Allen, president and CEO of Mississippi Blood Services (MBS), learned early in life to spot troubling trends as they take shape, and to make a move to emerge in an even better position. For starters, Allen, who was born in Charlotte, N.C., ...

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