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PHIL HARDWICK — The value of corporate headquarters to communities

For many people, growing up in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1950’s and ’60’s meant banking at Deposit Guaranty, buying groceries at Jitney Jungle and shopping for clothing at McRae’s. Today, those homegrown local businesses are no longer wearing the same names as a result of being acquired by even bigger businesses. Not only did the names go away, but so ...

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Grambling State University hires Clarence Lavon Hayes

Grambling State University has hired Clarence Lavon Hayes, a graduation coach from Clarksdale High School, as its new director of admissions and recruitment. Hayes has more than 16 years of education experience at Jackson State University, Hinds Community College, Coahoma Community College and the Clarksdale Municipal School District. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Jackson State. At Clarksdale High ...

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Cold winter has been hard on Southern crawfish farmers

People planning Super Bowl crawfish boils may be out of luck. Farmers say cold has kept crawfish scarce all winter, and now many ponds are iced over. The prolonged cold also means crawfish aren’t eating and are likely to be smaller than normal at the peak of crawfish season, said farmer David Savoy of Church Point. People may have to ...

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Carter Church — Being a Carnival designer is a year-long occupation

Carter Church’s talents as a costume designer keep him busy working with Carnival krewes in Mississippi and Louisiana all year long. “I’ve always enjoyed Mardi Gras,” the Jackson-born and New Orleans-raised Church said. “It’s a fun time, and it’s fun to watch somebody transformed from one life to somebody else.” But the creative demands under deadlines have given Church what ...

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Revving at right time? Road, bridge funding efforts gain traction

Last month, yet another group was in Mississippi raising the issue of the state’s crumbling roads and bridge and a lack of funding to repair them. TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization, held a news conference in Jackson, giving some of the same numbers and figures touted by other groups pushing for more road and bridge money. And that ...

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Entergy, ITC discontinue pursuit of transmission spin/merger

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that the companies have mutually agreed to end their pursuit of a spin/merger of Entergy’s transmission business with ITC. The companies formally terminated the merger agreement this morning and filed pleadings to withdraw the remaining transaction approval applications with Entergy’s retail regulators, as well ...

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Elizabeth Francis Rose, MD joins Dermatology-South

Dermatology-South has added Elizabeth Francis Rose, MD. Rose earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans where she also completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Rose is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Louisiana Dermatological ...

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Tropical Storm Karen forms in Caribbean, aims for the Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported Thursday morning, becoming the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. As of 8 a.m. ET, the storm had winds of 60 mph. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for the U.S. Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana.. The storm should impact the Gulf ...

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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still in play. However, meteorologists continue ...

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