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Rural lending co-op hires chief financial officer 

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Richard Palmer as chief financial officer in its Ridgeland administrative office. Richard is a certified public accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including state and national public accounting societies. He has 14 ...

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Community Foundation announces Fulcher as successor as president

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi president Tom Pittman will step down from that position on April 1, and the Foundation’s Executive Vice President Keith Fulcher will become president. Pittman has served as president since 2004 and will remain with the organization as president emeritus. Fulcher who joined the Foundation last year previously served at Delta State University for 23 years ...

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Mississippi reports three more positive cases of Coronavirus

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Mississippi, including two in the Hattiesburg area, where the state’s initial case lives, the Mississippi State Department of Health said Friday. The news that Mississippi now has four cases of the respiratory illness called COVID-19 came as school and college closures that have mounted nationwide began to spread across Mississippi and ...

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Reeves announces Mississippi disaster declaration

In response to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that impacted Mississippi on Jan. 10-11, 2020, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in Mississippi and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts. The counties declared as federal disaster areas March 12 and to receive federal funding are Bolivar, ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias honored by University of South Alabama

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias was among three University of South Alabama alumni honored with a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award presented at the 16th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards celebration last week in Mobile, Alabama. Cuccias was recognized for his outstanding achievements and leadership demonstrated throughout his career. Upon receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award, he ...

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Computer science education bill wins approval in Mississippi House of Representatives

C Spire grassroots campaign to get computer science in all K-12 public and charter schools makes key advance A bill championed by C Spire that would give elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum in the classroom won overwhelming approval Wednesday from the Mississippi House of Representatives. HB 1165 by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long ...

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Second coronavirus case confirmed in Mississippi

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann reported on Friday morning that a second presumptive case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in the Hattiesburg area, but the state Health Department has not released any statement confirming or denying Hosemann’s comments. As of Friday morning, the Health Department website’s official numbers indicated only one presumptive positive case of COVID-19, with 41 negative ...

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Mississippi inmate at least 27th to die since late December

An inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was pronounced dead Thursday, officials said. The man, 42, wasn’t immediately identified but is at least the 27th Mississippi inmate to die since late December. His name would be released once family had been notified of the death, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release. The inmate was found ...

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Mississippi universities extend break, plan online classes

Mississippi’s eight public universities announced Thursday they are extending their spring breaks and planning online classes to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, state health officials said people with health problems should avoid gatherings of more than 250 people. Nursing homes and other such health care facilities were advised to restrict visitation, and the state’s Department of Corrections suspended visitation ...

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At long last, Costco opens in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY The fear for some had been that the traffic would be a nightmare, but the only jam at the Costco Wholesale Store on opening day Thursday was for those who had not joined. That meant an hour’s application and approval of membership, whose basic fee is $60 a year, before they could enter the giant store on ...

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