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Pressure building on rural north Mississippi dam

A rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi rose at least a foot overnight amid forecasts of additional downpours, keeping heavy pressure on a dam Wednesday that officials said was in danger of failing. An inspection of the earthen dam at Oktibbeha County on Tuesday led to warnings that it was in danger of failing and recommendations that area residents evacuate. ...

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Mississippi board denies controversial landfill permit

Mississippi’s Department of Environmental Quality has denied a permit request that would have placed a third landfill inside a county where the project faces opposition. The permit board voted 5-2 on Tuesday against NCL Waste’s request to establish a new trash dumping site in Madison County. If this latest landfill had been approved, Madison County would have had the most ...

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Cleveland State Bank celebrates 10th anniversary

Cleveland State Bank celebrated its 10th anniversary of opening a full-service branch in Grenada. This celebration culminated with the unveiling of a new marquee officially renaming the Grenada branch to Grenada State Bank. Danny Whalen, President and CEO of Cleveland State Bank noted that the Grenada branch has been a fruitful and beneficial one for the bank and its customers ...

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BECC promoted Burford

BECC has announced the promotion of Martin Burford, P.E. as its President. He will assume responsibilities on January 10, 2020. Lisa Morrison, the firm’s founder, will remain Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Marty’s appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current direction: moving forward and ready to take on the future as a growing company that has established ...

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Millsaps professor recognized with Humanities Teacher Award

Dr. David Davis, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been recognized by the Mississippi Humanities Council with its annual Humanities Teacher Award. Davis joined the Millsaps faculty in 1988 after four years as a visiting assistant professor at Brown University. He earned a B.A. in history and biblical studies from William Carey University, an M.A. in history from ...

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Chamber of Flowood names Wilcox director

Greg Wilcox, retired from the City of Flowood, has been named Executive Director of the Chamber of Flowood. At the City of Flowood, Wilcox had experience in Event Planning/Coordination, Budgeting and Serving the Businesses/People of the Community. He and his wife, Mitzi, have three daughters and a son.

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PSC Commissioner announces staff

Public Service Commissioner Dane Maxwell has announced staff appointments to serve at the Mississippi PSC. Chief of Staff Valerie Moore has over 17 years-experience in Human Resource Management on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and joins the PSC from the City of Pascagoula where she served as Director of Human Resources. She has previously served in leadership positions at Signet Maritime ...

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SVN | Southgate Realty welcomes Karen Ford

SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC welcomed Karen Ford to the team as Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Ford is responsible for all of the company’s operational units, the alignment and prioritization of company initiatives, and ensuring operational excellence. Ford has thirty years of experience in the FHA Multifamily and Healthcare finance industry. Most recently as the former EVP and ...

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Tupelo’s Woody’s restaurant featured on “Restaurant: Impossible” again

By GINNA PARSONS / Daily Journal TUPELO • In December 2011, Robert Irvine and his staff from “Restaurant: Impossible” spent two days and $10,000 revamping Woody’s restaurant in Tupelo. Chef Irvine changed the decor, the menu, the layout of the kitchen and the management structure. The episode aired on the Food Network the following March. This past October, Irvine was back ...

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Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are ‘plagued by violence’

More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions. The federal lawsuit follows an outbreak of violence that killed five inmates and left an undisclosed number of others injured between Dec. 29 and Jan. 3. The suit was filed the same ...

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