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Steele returns to MDCC

Lynda Steele, a retired junior college administrator, has been hired as interim president of Mississippi Delta Community College. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Steele, a former MDCC administrator, will lead the 3,500-student two-year school until a permanent replacement can be found for Larry Bailey. Bailey is retiring June 1 and Steele will take over then. Frank Dantone, a Greenville attorney who ...

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Q&A Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood

Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood Thomas Gregory is the chief administrative officer for the city of Greenwood and one of his home town’s biggest fans. Gregory earned an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in business administration and a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His hobby is ...

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The Alluvian Hotel receives honor from Condé Nast Traveler

The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood was named No. 91 out of the Top 200 Best Hotels in the World 2011 by Condé Nast Traveler. This award reflects the more than 8 million Reader’s Choice Awards results received this year. Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s premier travel magazine, highlights travel tips, vacation ideas, destination information, and much. >> RELATED STORY: Viking ...

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Still on top

While the 2011 version of the Mississippi 100 has many new names, the top five revenue-producers remain unchanged from 2010. The “big five” in order are Ergon Inc. of Jackson, The Yates Companies Inc. of Philadelphia, Staplcotn of Greenwood, Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel and Irby Company of Jackson. The only change from last year is Staplcotn moved up one ...

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New $3M asphalt plant to be built in Leflore Co.

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have agreed to sell 15 acres at a local industrial for a new asphalt plant that will bring up to 20 new jobs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports APAC-Mississippi proposed the $3 million project. Supervisors gave the company an option for five additional acres. The Greenwood City Council must also approve the sale. APAC bought J.J. ...

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North Mississippi rail line reopening hits a snag

GREENWOOD — Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says the reopening of the rail line between Greenwood and West Point has run into a snag. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Tagert told a civil group this week that the state has offered up to $15 million to the project, but Genesee & Wyoming, which owns the 90-mile stretch, has not brought any funding ...

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‘Help’ has $15-million impact on state

In the same way the best-selling Mississippi author Kathryn Stockett persevered through 60 rejections before getting her book “The Help” published, a band of folks responsible for bringing the movie of “The Help” to Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. The DreamWorks Studios film, which had a $27-million budget and starred break-out actress Emma Stone, wrapped in Greenwood in ...

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Book Biz: Greenwood cookbook author brings style of chef and storyteller

At Turnrow Book Company in Greenwood, Martha Foose is a staple. Owners Jamie and Kelly Kornegay credit the award-winning chef and cookbook author with helping build their six-year-old business. “She’s our biggest seller,” Kelly Kornegay said. “Her books are beautiful and well written, and the recipes are wonderful.” “A Southerly Course” has a cover photo featuring an apron full of ...

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Greenwood putting GPS in police cars

The City of Greenwood is deploying a new GPS tracking system on more than 100 police cars and other city vehicles in a bid to save money and increase efficiency. Greenwood is believed to be the first city in Mississippi to use GPS in city vehicles. There are no state agencies that keep statistics on police departments of municipalities. The ...

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