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BankPlus promotes Alison Tyler

BankPlus announces that Alison Tyler was recently promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer. Tyler has been with BankPlus for over two and a half years and has worked in Human Resources for the past two decades.  Before joining BankPlus, Tyler previously worked as the Human Resources Director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MS and ...

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Staple Cotton hires Tatum for marketing team

Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) has announced the addition of Crawford A. Tatum to its marketing team.  He began on April 7, as Director of Economic Research and Market Risk Analyst. Tatum, a graduate of Auburn University, began his career in 1997 by joining The Montgomery Company in Opelika, Alabama. After gaining six years of valuable experience and a broad ...

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MORA announces scholarship winners

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) recently announced its 2019-2020 scholarship winners. This year, MORA added three memorial scholarships from donated funds raised by donor families in memory of their loved one who gave the Gift of Life: the Allie Carruth Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), the Walker Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship ($2,265), and the Matthew Gaskin Memorial Scholarship ($1,000). MORA also offered two ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports single-day high of 273 cases of Coronavirus, 11 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 3,360 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 273 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. It is the 13th day in the last 15 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with three days of more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still expected between ...

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COVID-19 not seen as serious setback for Vicksburg’s ‘transformational’ innovation center

SOME DELAY IN PROJECT’S FIRST PHASE EXPECTED   By TED CARTER The emergence of the COVID-19-19 pandemic has so far caused only slight delays for a years-long public-private effort to transform high-tech ideas born in Vicksburg for military and homeland security purposes into job-creating commercial uses. The virus crisis could also create slowdowns or even funding losses of money pledged ...

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Innovation Center backers say pandemic could cause some funding holdups

By TED CARTER A mix of private-sector money, federal new market tax credits, historic preservation tax credits and a hefty contribution from the State of Mississippi make up the bulk of funding for the $22 million technology and innovation center scheduled to open next year in Vicksburg’s former Mississippi Hardware building. The $22 million represents $12 million in a combination ...

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Entergy to build 100-megawatt solar farm in Delta

The Mississippi Delta will soon be home to the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, after receiving approval from the state Public Service Commission.  Recurrent Energy, a solar facility manufacturer, will build the project on behalf of Entergy Mississippi, LLC. The project should be complete by no later than mid-2022. Once built, Entergy will assume ownership for the life ...

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TODD SMITH — Communicators can tap into these tools for success in our remote working world

In our remote work, social distancing, quarantined coronavirus existence, tech tools can help us be proactive in our messaging to a constantly evolving audience. Working in quarantine poses unique challenges for communicators. What videoconference tools should you be using? Can you air a video news conference or statement from your CEO remotely? Recently, PRNEWS hosted a webinar on COVID-19 communications ...

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REEVES: Schools to stay closed through end of semester

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that public school buildings will remain closed the rest of the semester to slow the spread of the newcoronavirus, but he wants schools to continue distance-learning efforts. Reeves also said some school districts should look at an option of offering summer classes. He praised teachers, administrators and parents, saying that he thinks most students ...

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Homeowners turning to gardening during lock-down

By JACK WEATHERLY ‘Dig into the soil, delve into the soul.’ – Ray Bradbury ‘Dandelion Wine’ Mississippians stuck at home during the corona virus lock-down are turning to gardening for food and therapy. Plant nurseries across the metro Jackson area are reporting record sales in some cases. “Business has increased exponentially,” said Graham Neeld, assistant manager at Madison Garden Center. Digging ...

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