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Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership fees for joining, but any ...

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School districts face state takeover this week

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi school districts have moved one step closer to a state takeover. The state Accrediting Commission recommended yesterday that states of emergency be declared in the Claiborne County, LeFlore County and Yazoo City school districts. The state would take over the district if the state Board of Education approves the recommendation Friday and Gov. Phil Bryant ...

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C Spire turns on additional 3G sites in Delta, Gulf Coast

C Spire Wireless says it has turned on 3G wireless sites in several areas in Mississippi. Company spokesman Dave Miller says the wireless capability is available now in the southeastern portion of Greenville from Highway 1 to S. Raceway Road as well as in parts of downtown Yazoo City. Northeast Batesville between I-55 and Highway 35 and residential areas to the ...

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Black & White Department Store has icon status in downtown Yazoo City

For 73 years the Black and White Department Store has been a mainstay of the downtown area, providing clothing and other goods to generation after generation. Even after most retail moved out of the downtown, the Black and White Store has continued to attract customers with a wide selection of brand name merchandise at good prices, and the kind of ...

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Read August 13 issue of MBJ

>> CLASS CRUNCH Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, Miss. Power— by Clay Chandler >>TECHNOLOGY Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business online— by Ted Carter >>MDA New chief cites potential in energy, medical sectors— by Ted Carter >> ...

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Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm must be raised more than ...

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Former Tchula Mayor Brown has died

JACKSON — Former Tchula Mayor Yvonne R. Brown, the first black Republican female mayor in Mississippi, has died. Officials at Century Funeral Home in Yazoo City confirmed Brown died Monday but had no other details. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Church in Jackson. Brown served as Tchula’s mayor from 2001 to 2009. She ...

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ALL BUSINESS: Former bank president Chuck Jordan hits the ground running as new Greenville mayor

In an election year when politics dominated headlines, perhaps Chuck Jordan’s sweeping victory in the Greenville mayoral race topped them all. In a surprising landslide victory, banker-turned-politician Jordan took more than 64 percent of the vote to become Greenville’s next mayor. Not only was this his first political campaign, Jordan, a white, took 40 percent of the black vote. Running ...

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No funds available

Yazoo City’s businesses did not qualify for low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans after late November’s tornado tore through downtown. After a second damage assessment in late December, they still did not qualify. “I’m not surprised,” said Henry Cote, president of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. “I figured that was the way it would turn out. You can ...

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Tornadoes, drought and more weather

It seems Mississippians couldn’t catch a break from Mother Nature in 2010 Three days after BP’s oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, Yazoo City was on the business end of one of the worst tornadoes in Mississippi’s modern era. The EF4 twister packed winds of more than 160 miles per hour. It destroyed 200 homes, killed four people ...

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