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Graduates of USM’s Master’s in Economic Development in high demand

For the past 40 years, the University of Southern Mississippi has been offering a Master of Science in Economic Development (MSED) program aimed at honing the talents of people who work to help communities prosper and grow. Graduates are working at many of the most successful economic development organizations in Mississippi and other states. “The master’s program in economic development ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Update on PFAS regulatory actions for drinking water

The EPA is moving forward on the drinking water component of its PFAS action plan by requesting the Office of Management review its proposed regulatory determinations for two types of PFAS. This is a definite step toward developing formal drinking water standards called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA can legally enforce how much ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Miracle in a season of miracles

It seems a miracle, to use a word overused and misused so often in this season and secular age. The final performance of the 50th annual Candles by Candlelight at Jackson’s First Baptist Church was held Sunday night. A gentleman dressed in formal black, designating him as a choir member, was crossing the street after exiting the cavernous auditorium in the ...

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Petition to save Sun-n-Sand submitted to state agency

By JACK WEATHERLY Twenty-six hundred signatures on an online petition effort to save the Sun-n-Sand motel in downtown Jackson were submitted to the state Department of Archives and History, according to Lolly Rash, executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust. The mid-modern-style motel on Lamar Street was purchased by the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration early this year to ...

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Shops join District at Eastover lineup

Several retailers have opened at the District at Eastover in north Jackson. Those shops are the District Drugs and Mercantile Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Elizabeth Clair’s, a fine-china and gift shop These openings follow the November opening of Nursery Rhymes, a baby and children’s boutique. District Drugs & Mercantile’s pop-up shop offers a variety of gift items with a focus ...

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C Spire holds coding events for Mississippi students

More than 60 students from seven high schools across Mississippi recently led Hour of Codeevents at C Spire retail stores and the Brandon High School library as part of a comprehensive program to encourage young people to pursue academic and professional careers in the information technology and computer science fields.  The students are participating in C Spire’s new Software Development ...

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Fixed-wing ambulance service begins

Pafford AIR ONE will begin its fixed-wing air ambulance operation at Hawkins Field in Jackson on Wednesday. Pafford AIR ONE currently serves the critically ill and injured of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The addition of Pafford AIR ONE Foxtrot allows destinations as far as Dallas Houston, Nashville, Atlanta and Tallahassee to be reached in about an hour. “We could not imagine basing Foxtrot anywhere other ...

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PSC files no-call charges with $235,000 in fines

Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has charged two telemarketers with violations of the Mississippi No-Call law. The PSC’s investigation found that these two companies made 47 illegal calls to Mississippians. Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a combined total of $235,000 in fines. Notices of alleged ...

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ANALYSIS: Defeated lawmaker questions validity of election

A one-term state lawmaker in Mississippi is contesting her narrow loss in the general election, saying she believes voting irregularities raise questions about the fairness of the election process. Republican Ashley Henley has filed a petition asking the House of Representatives to toss out the election results and declare the seat vacant. That declaration would lead to another election. On ...

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Pearl River introduces new recruitment team

As the fall semester comes to a close at Pearl River Community College new beginnings are in the works for the Office of Recruitment. “We are really excited to present our new PRCC Recruitment Team who will be under the leadership of Mr. Richard Gleber, our new Director of Recruitment,” Associate Vice President for Student Success Dr. Amy Townsend said. ...

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