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Federal agency gives $1.5M for Meridian work training center

MERIDIAN — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a $1.5 million grant Monday to help Meridian Community College renovate and expand the college’s workforce development center. College President Scott Elliott said the grant will allow the college to complete work on the center, housed in a former Wal-Mart store. “Communities who are successful in attracting new industry tend to have ...

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Lineup announced for 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

MERIDIAN — The Grammy-winning bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers is among performers at this year’s Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival in Meridian. The 62nd annual festival is May 1-2 on the lawn of the Meridian City Hall. The Stone County Rangers won a Grammy in 2013 for their album “Nobody Knows You.” Joining them for performances on May 1 will be ...

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MSU renames building on Meridian campus for Deen

MERIDIAN — Mississippi State University has honored a longtime philanthropist with the naming of the business building on the Meridian campus for Robert B. Deen Jr. The ceremony Thursday formally designated the Newberry Building at the MSU-Meridian Riley Campus as the Robert B. Deen Jr. Building. The 20,000-square-foot building is home to the MSU-Meridian Campus’ Division of Business, with six ...

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Anderson Regional Medical Center announces Bill Crawford to board of directors

Anderson Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Bill Crawford to its Board of Directors. Crawford brings a diverse business and public service background to Anderson. He currently serves as the President of The Montgomery Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to serve as an innovative regional development organization for east central Mississippi and west ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: MDOC controversy reveals contract procurement weaknesses

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) controversy has exposed weaknesses in the state’s contract procurement processes. With regard to MDOC, the legislature exempted many contracts from competitive procurement, cracking open the door for abuse.   Allegations have surfaced that even competitive bids can be manipulated. Vendors allege being directed to bid low to get contracts with promises they would be ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Lowest Common Denominators, Politicians, and Common Core

I wonder if “lowest common denominator” shows up in the Common Core State Standards? Well, it probably shows up in the math standards since that’s how you add fractions. But it ought to be highlighted in the language standards too, since that’s the level of most political language today, particularly in Mississippi. “Something of small intellectual content designed to appeal ...

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American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that you can grow,” Hattiesburg-Laurel Executive ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally good results.   The major ...

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Tower International expanding operations in Meridian

Special to the MBJ MERIDIAN, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tower International, Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its facility in Meridian. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $15 million and will create 83 jobs. Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies for small ...

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Silver Airways ordered to continue service

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to remain in Meridian, Hattiesburg and Tupelo until a replacement airline is found. Transportation officials made a similar announcement last week for Greenville. It announced the order for the other three airports yesterday. Silver Airways began service to those airports in October 2012, following Delta Air Lines’ decision ...

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