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Housing director's trial to get underway next month

GREENVILLE — A Sept. 26 trial date has been set for the director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority and a contractor in a federal criminal case, according to The Delta Democrat-Times. ••• SEE ANALYSIS AT EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK ••• SEE MORE COVERAGE Ann Jefferson, who is on administrative leave as the authority’s executive director, and Jimmy Johnson, a contractor ...

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Masingill confirmed as DRA co-chair

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of a top aide to Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe as head of the Delta Regional Authority, a federal agency that works to enhance the economy of the impoverished Mississippi Delta region in eight states. The Senate confirmed Chris Masingill as federal co-chair of the panel, a full-time post that makes Masingill essentially its ...

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Giant box being loaded on barge, headed for Gulf

PORT FORCHOUN, La. — A 100-ton contraption to help funnel out oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was loaded onto a barge Wednesday so it could begin its journey to the leak site about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. The giant-concrete-and-steel box is the best short-term solution to bottling up the disastrous oil spill that ...

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Searching begins in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Rescuers stood ready Sunday to comb neighborhoods of splintered homes and twisted debris in Mississippi, a day after a devastating tornado sliced through the state and killed 10 people, including three children.James Jackson, a deputy state fire marshal, said crews took a break overnight but were organizing at first daylight to resume search and rescue operations. All ...

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Mississippi’s cultural identity

Heritage areas important to state’s tourism future Planning is underway for Mississippi’s two newly-designated National Heritage Areas, which promote and protect the regions’ cultural and historical identities. The Mississippi Hills and Mississippi Delta received the designations through federal legislation in 2009, giving Mississippi its third designation of the 49 in the United States. The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area ...

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GrowDelta to hold another event

CLARKSDALE — The GrowDelta Initiative is slated to host its second event this year Dec. 5 at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The non-profit organization, founded by Charles Noble, Ph.D., and Emily Broad, JD, is a collaboration of community leaders, businesspeople, citizens from around the state and others who are looking to preserve the character of ...

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Cleveland officials: Lost population not real

Population figures released recently by the Census Bureau don’t contain any major surprises. The Mississippi Gulf Coast was the hardest hit as far as population loss, with Long Beach having lost 29 percent of its residents after Hurricane Katrina, highest in the state. Moss Point was in the top five, having seen 12 percent of its population stay gone after ...

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GrowDelta holding workshop

CLARKSDALE — A workshop for anyone thinking about starting a small business in the Mississippi Delta is scheduled July 11 in Clarksdale, sponsored by the newly formed GrowDelta Initiative. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cutrer House/Coahoma Higher Education Center. Participants will learn how to manage small business finances, tap into local resources, market and brand ...

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