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OUR VIEW — New governing board a must for Evers Airport


Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is a sputtering economic-engine that has failed to  achieve its potential. Over the years, policy making has come from a narrow power corridor that starts at Jackson City and ends in the office suites at Jackson Evers, excluding a vast population the airport serves. An outdated governance model is to blame. Such a model has ...

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JOSH MABUS — Shoutrage: Yelling instead of fixing


I love the way social media connects us all. It allows everyone to share his or her story on a broad platform. Facebook keeps up with all my family vacation photos and Twitter keeps a constant stream of headlines coming my way so I can pop in and out whenever I want. Instagram gives me small doses of art, and ...

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McCullough becomes head of Miss. Development Authority

Glenn McCullough takes over as the head of the Mississippi Development Authority Monday, June 8.

By BOBBY HARRISON Glenn McCullough officially begins his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. The former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman already has begun the transition in the weeks since his appointment by Gov. Phil Bryant. “I have been doing work as a volunteer for MDA already,” McCullough said last week. McCullough is replacing Brent ...

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ALAN TURNER: The benefits of healthy workplaces

As we are all aware, Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom among the states in a number of vital health statistics, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Although we have excellent health care facilities in our state, it should be noted that great health care alone cannot change our current poor rankings. The answer can probably best be ...

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MDOT chief: Design flaw halted I-55 work

By Jack Weatherly A design flaw in the widening of Interstate 55 between Byram and the I-20 interchange brought work to a halt on the heavily traveled stretch, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Melinda McGrath. The mistake is in the design of retaining walls flaw in the 7.5-mile stretch from the southbound McDowell Road exit at the ...

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