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Brookhaven voters to decide on school district borrowing $8M

Voters will decide whether a south Mississippi school district will borrow $8 million to pay for improvements to security and facilities. The Daily Leader reports that the local election takes place Tuesday for people who live in the Brookhaven School District. The district paid off its latest general obligation bond of $5.3 million earlier this year. Superintendent Ray Carlock says ...

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Nobody injured in miller’s silo explosion in Mississippi

A local emergency director says nobody was hurt by an explosion inside a silo at a milling company in south Mississippi. WLBT-TV reports the explosion happened Thursday morning at M&M Milling in Brookhaven. The station said the silo contained a “fine powdered product,” but did not specify what it was. M&M Milling Inc. is based in Texarkana, Arkansas. Its website ...

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Reed’s Metals hires Garcia

Reed’s Metals, metal roofing and metal building manufacturer in Brookhaven, recently hired Carlos Garcia to direct its Finance Department. Garcia, a native of Wesson, has variety of experience and graduated from the University of Mississippi with his degree in Accounting in 2006. Garcia, who has been in banking for five years, is charged with developing new financial procedures for the ...

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Entergy officials say Brookhaven solar station complete

BROOKHAVEN — Entergy Mississippi officials have announced the completion of its Brookhaven solar station. The Daily Leader reports Entergy Customer Accounts Manager Bill Howard recently said that the Bright Future Solar Project Brookhaven station was complete and online and producing electricity. A dedication ceremony will be held April 14. The station will be used to harness the sun’s energy to ...

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Dispute over Medicaid payments kicked back to chancery court

JACKSON — A long legal battle between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and a dozen hospitals is headed back to chancery court. The dispute is about payments Medicaid made to the hospitals for outpatient services in 2001. Medicaid said in 2010 that it had mistakenly overpaid hospitals nine years earlier because it used an outdated payment formula. The hospitals, in ...

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PSC offers 'net metering' proposal

MBJ staff and wire Mississippi’s utility regulators are proposing rules that would be relatively favorable for residential users to deploy solar panels, but they’re leaving wiggle room for changes. The Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to issue its proposed “net metering” rule, with plans to accept public comments through July 1 and then hold a public hearing. The rule would ...

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Principal: Do we want to educate our children or not?

NOTE: The following opinion column was first published by The Hechinger Report and is re-published with its permission.   By Shannon Eubanks   BROOKHAVEN — Last year, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would mandate adequate and efficient funding of public schools — and the ability to seek judicial relief — was placed on the November 2015 ballot. It ...

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Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr. dies at 82

Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr., interim president (1994-1995) at Alcorn State University, died Sept. 14 at River Region Health Systems in Vicksburg at the age of 82 after an extended illness. Waters served Alcorn for more than 48 years. He joined the administration in September 1957 as the dean of students, and he held numerous positions such as dean of ...

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Dr. Ben Cox named superintendent of Brookhaven schools

The Brookhaven School Board has hired Dr. Ben Cox as its schools superintendent. Cox submitted his resignation to the North Pike School District, where he served as superintendent since May 2000, replacing former superintendent Dr. Jimmy Jones. Before that, Cox was North Pike High School principal for four years. Cox received a bachelor’s, masters’ and doctorate degrees from the University ...

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Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

SUMMIT — Summit has joined the list of Mississippi municipalities banning weapons in government buildings. The Enterprise-Journal reports the Town Council had adopted an ordinance banning “the carrying of weapons into local, state or federal buildings” inside Summit limits. Officials in local governments across Mississippi — including McComb, Brookhaven and Amite County — have passed measures that prohibit guns and other ...

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