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Dumbo’s on Duling: a smart new restaurant

By JACK WEATHERLY Who in his right mind would start a restaurant during a major economic downturn brought on by a pandemic? Paul Adair, that’s who. Why? He had no control over it. “The train was already rolling,” Adair said as he sat at one of the tables in Dumbo’s on Duling in the Fondren District of Jackson on Wednesday, ...

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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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Elvie’s to reopen on Friday

Elvie’s restaurant at 809 Manship St. in Belhaven Town Center will reopen Friday after a pandemic-driven shutdown. “We have taken a number of steps to implement stringent safety and sanitation measures in compliance with local, state and CDC guidelines for reopening restaurant dine-in spaces,” the restaurant said in a release. “These include disposable menus, 50 percent capacity and social distancing in our indoor ...

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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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TODD SMITH — Consumers have confidence brands can lead in Coronavirus response

Edelman’s trust barometer has previously identified a shift in consumer sentiment where more people are valuing the actions of brands over institutions like the media and government. That trend has jumped to center stage in a more significant way as countries around the world scramble to respond to a coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in a climbing human toll and upturned industries. ...

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Drive-up virus test site to open on Mississippi fairgrounds

A drive-through testing center for the coronavirus will open Tuesday on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, but it is by appointment only and people will need to answer questions to be screened for an appointment, health officials said Friday. Other drive-through centers are already operating in some parts of the state, including Tupelo, Philadelphia and Batesville. The testing site ...

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Virus forces restaurants to tighten up or close across Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY Restaurants across Mississippi are either running abbreviated service to try to avoid closing because of the coronavirus pandemic – or have already closed. “Sales started plummeting early last week,” said Pat Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. The public’s fear of the contagion and statements and mandates by federal and local government have ...

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TODD SMITH — Transparency, preparation key for Coronavirus pandemic communications

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our world – and in the world of clear communications! Officials and leaders around the globe are warning people of the potential ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the day and hour. Supply-chain management, special events, retail and hospitality businesses are all vulnerable to disruptions caused by this far-reaching public health concern, according to ...

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Belhaven’s business, education, and nursing programs awarded top honors

Colleges of Distinction recently recognized Belhaven University’s School of Nursing, School of Business, and School of Education for their quality and programming, and awarded them top honors. Colleges of Distinction evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience, as well as a thorough liberal arts education. They granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting ...

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