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Five historic properties added to National Register

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Mississippi turn-of-the-century car dealership, African American cemetery, two public schools, and a historic district are now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Department of Interior recently approved the listings on the recommendation of the Mississippi National Register Review Board. The Christian and Brough Building, one of the first automobile dealerships in Vicksburg, was built ...

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UMMC turns to Hood for opinion on moving unmarked graves

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an attorney general’s opinion on whether the state Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center’s ability to relocate unmarked graves on its Jackson property. Officials with that agency say they can already answer that question — they don’t have any authority. The medical center found the ...

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Fixing leaks and turning back old age: Capitol getting specialized face lift

JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi State Capitol building here is getting its first restoration and repair in 30 years, the state Department of Finance & Administration said in announcing the start of the 2-year, $6.9 million project. Work crews are installing massive construction scaffolding that will envelop different parts of the 110- year-old structure over the next two years.  It’s ...

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DREAMS AND OYSTERS — Houstons set for August opening of Saltine in Fondren

A husband-and-wife team will see a lifelong dream realized and one of the city of Jackson’s most eclectic areas will add another unique venue in August. Chef Jesse Houston and Rachel Horn Houston are bringing a new oyster bar dubbed Saltine to the historic Duling School building in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood. Saltine, named for the cracker commonly eaten with oysters, ...

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Entergy Mississippi gives $1M to two Jackson museums

A Mississippi-based utility has presented a hefty check to organizers of two museums earmarked for downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi Inc. has presented a $1-million gift to the 2 Mississippi Museums project currently under construction in Jackson, which includes the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO, said, “The museums will ...

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Levee Board plans to file records publicly

Board attorney Allen says MDAH still must be contacted about specifics regarding the records The Rankin-Hinds Levee Board will begin complying with rules requiring state agencies to file records with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), according to the board’s attorney and the Department. Board attorney Trudy Allen told the Levee Board at a public meeting April 12 ...

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McMullan replacing Gammill on board

Lynn Crosby Gammill has retired from the board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and W. Holt McMullan, president of Trustmark National Bank in Hattiesburg, has been elected to serve her unexpired term. A native of Newton, McMullan earned his B.S. in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi. He serves on the board of ...

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