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Judge nominated as Mississippi public safety commissioner

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell of Gulfport is in line to become the new public safety commissioner in Mississippi. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves announced his nomination of Tindell on Wednesday. It must be confirmed by the state Senate. Tindell served as a Republican in the Senate from 2012 until he was appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Phil ...

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Ex-Louisiana warden chosen to lead Mississippi prisons

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is nominating a former warden of Louisiana’s Angola prison to take charge of the Mississippi prison system that is under federal investigation and has struggled for years with tight budgets, short staffing and shoddy living conditions. During his 21-year tenure at Angola, Cain was credited with improving conditions and decreasing violence. He ...

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Mississippi banks rate top in country for PPP loan success

» STATE’S BANKS HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK For small businesses around the country, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a beacon of hope during the global pandemic crisis, but not a guarantee. For banks, PPP was and remains a to-be-determined double-edged sword; but ultimately it gave banks a tool to offer their customers immediate help, and banks weren’t ...

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SAM TAYLOR — When will we celebrate V-C Day?

May 8, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, commonly referred to as V-E Day.  The war would not officially end for another three months when Japan surrendered on August 15th, 1945, now known as V-J Day.  It was the largest, deadliest, and most destructive war in history, lasting six years, involving ...

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Elvie’s to reopen on Friday

Elvie’s restaurant at 809 Manship St. in Belhaven Town Center will reopen Friday after a pandemic-driven shutdown. “We have taken a number of steps to implement stringent safety and sanitation measures in compliance with local, state and CDC guidelines for reopening restaurant dine-in spaces,” the restaurant said in a release. “These include disposable menus, 50 percent capacity and social distancing in our indoor ...

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Ingalls to hold drive-in hiring event

Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a drive-in hiring event for job seekers from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 22, on Singing River Island. Event attendees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to exit their vehicle. “We are exploring innovative hiring techniques that provide greater accessibility ...

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WEDNESDAY — 263 new Coronavirus cases and 16 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 11,967 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 263 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 42nd consecutive day (44 of 45) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 27 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more  and one ...

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Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved ...

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Eley Guild Hardy and Barlow Eddie Jenkins announce merger

Eley Guild Hardy Architects and Barlow Eddy Jenkins have announced their merger, effective May 18. New member of the Eley Guild firm are as follows: Charles “Chuck” C. Barlow, Jr., AIA – Principal Chuck Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University. As a testament to the quality of his academic achievements, at graduation, he was ...

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‘Twilight Zone:’ Casino closings hurt Mississippi county

Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines and chatter from hopeful card players have gone silent. Hundreds of hotel rooms have been empty for two months, and thousands of people have lost their jobs, at least temporarily. As it has in so many ...

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