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BancorpSouth to open a new branch in Jackson

BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) is expanding its services in Jackson, Mississippi, by opening a new full-service banking branch in the market. Construction of the office, located between Ellis Avenue and Robinson Road near the Westland Plaza area, is scheduled for completion during the fourth quarter of 2020.  “We’re excited to open another full-service branch that will help us better meet ...

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3 men charged with killing boy, 11, in Mississippi apartment

Nearly two months after the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old child inside an apartment in Mississippi, three men have been charged in connection with his death. Jordan McCoy was killed when several gunshots were fired into his apartment while he was sleeping on April 6, news outlets reported. Now, Diallo Vaughn, Kemarshon Cassity and Kadarius Taylor are charged with murder ...

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Report: Half-billion gallons of raw sewage leaked into river

Nearly half a billion gallons of raw sewage leaked into the Pearl River in the first three months of 2020, according to a quarterly report released by the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Now, an organization focused on clean water is urging city and state leaders to issue a new advisory on the contents of the water, news outlets reported. Overflows ...

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Dunaway Williams Architects launches new practice in Jackson

JSW Architecture expands with new partnership and office in Belhaven Dunaway Williams Architects, PLLC has launched a new practice in the Belhaven area of Jackson as an expansion and rebranding of JSW Architecture, PLLC  to address the increasing need for superior, experienced architectural services, with an emphasis on healthcare.  Seasoned architect Scott Williams, is partnering with architect Carley Crigler Dunaway ...

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Emily Lauder named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

Emily Lauder, Vice President of Administration at Toyota Mississippi, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2020 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Lauder was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. Lauder was named Vice President of Administration at Toyota Mississippi in June 2018. The ...

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Dream realized: Independent pharmacy opens in Jackson

  By JACK WEATHERLY Whitney Harris is living her dream. And she is fully awake to the challenges. Harris opened her pharmacy, District Drugs and Mercantile, in the District at Eastover last week. It’s an independent in the era of the chain pharmacy. After her postgraduate pharmacological education, she put in four and one-half years at an indie, Beemon Drugs ...

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Elvie’s keeps it simple and elegant

By JACK WEATHERLY There’s a good reason why Cody McCain says: “Everybody is kind of in our living room.” That’s because Elvie’s, which opened on Tuesday, is built in the bungalow style, he said. Or rebuilt. The original 1,850-square-foot house at 809 Manship St. in what is now the expanding Belhaven Town Center had been vacant for a decade and ...

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Belhaven Town Center making strides to maturity

By JACK WEATHERLY Developers see it as the new main street for Belhaven. Belhaven is known for its stylish and historical residential neighborhood, including legendary writer Eudora Welty’s home, Belhaven University, Millsaps College and the New Stage Center. But four men with deep roots in Mississippi’s largest historic district agreed that Belhaven needed a “centering,” a street and common ground ...

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REPORT: Metrocenter mall sold for $10 million

Multiple  media outlets have reported that Jackson’s Metrocenter mall has a new owner. Scott Overby of Overby Inc. told WLBT the mall was purchased by Emily Seiferth-Sanders. The mall was sold for $10 million and ownership transferred on Dec. 31. Sanders posted an 8-minute video of her walking through the mall on Facebook, Friday morning. She says that she has ...

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Dr. Clyde Muse: Visionary educator and public servant

By ALAN TURNER I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Clyde Muse, President of Hinds Community College since 1978, which makes him the longest-serving community college President in Mississippi history. Dr. Muse announced his retirement in December, and when we talked, he reminisced about his long tenure in Mississippi education. Muse refers to himself as “a man with a ...

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