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Proposed road-widening project has supporters, opponents

SOUTHAVEN — The road to progress can be bumpy. On top of facing funding hurdles, DeSoto County and state transportation officials — gathering public comment for an environmental assessment on possible widening of Star Landing to ease traffic and promote economic development — are finding many residents worried or resistant to change outside their front door or along their fields. ...

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HUD awards $5M-plus in grants to two cities

MOSS POINT and JACKSON — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that Jackson and Moss Point will receive more than $5 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing. HUD’s annual funding will also help find homes for individuals and families living on the streets and provide permanent housing for individuals living HIV/AIDS. The City ...

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Wal-Mart looking to go urban with smaller stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning an aggressive push into urban markets with a new small format that’s a fraction of the size of its supercenters. The expansion, expected to be spelled out next month at the retailer’s meeting with analysts at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., is aimed to pump up sluggish U.S. sales. Real estate executives ...

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