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Buras named Public Works Director for Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission recently announced that James Buras has been named Director of Public Works. In his role, he is responsible for a variety of duties to include overall responsibility for facility life cycle planning, permitting, design, engineering and construction, and maintenance of HCPHC assets. He will also manage all Port & Harbor grant programs on ...

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Ramsey named MSU executive director of campus services 

Mississippi State alumnus Saunders Ramsey is the new executive director of the MSU Campus Services. The position includes oversight of planning, design, and construction of all major capital projects; maintenance, repair, and custodial services for over 100 university buildings; maintenance of more than 1,500 acres of campus landscape; as well as maintenance, repairs, and construction of MSU’s utilities distribution infrastructure.   He joins MSU from Neel-Schaffer, where he led ...

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Belhaven University Board of Trustees elects three new members

The Belhaven University Board of Trustees has elected new members Rev. Scott Castleman, Tray Hairston, and J. Wilbourn Vise. Castleman (Class of ‘98) is the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs. He graduated from Belhaven with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1998. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is ...

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Mississippi businesses received $2.4 billion in first round of SBA PPP funding

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi District Director Small Business Administration Janita R. Stewart said here in Mississippi, about 280 in and out-of-state bank and non-bank lending institutions participation in the first round of Payroll Protection Program making 20,784 loans for $2,481,000,606 billion to Mississippi businesses and non-profits. “During round 1 of PPP, an astronomical number worth a total of 14 years ...

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Communities win Excellerator Grants from Entergy

Entergy has awarded communities more than $100,000 in matching grants through the company’s Excellerator Competitive Communities program. In its fourth year, the program recognizes excellence in marketing, site readiness and organizational excellence. “These grants are more important than ever as we work to help Mississippi recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19,” said Ed Gardner, Entergy Mississippi director of business and economic ...

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THURSDAY — 22 new deaths as state reports 262 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,686 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 262 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 30th day in the last 32 (23rd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 14 days of more than 200 (9 of the last 10) and four ...

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Delta State School of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program ranks among the best

Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing ranks third for best online RN to BSN Programs in Mississippi in 2020, according to RegisteredNursing.org. This marks the third consecutive year that Delta State’s School of Nursing measures high on the statewide list. “Geared toward professional registered nurses striving for management roles in hospitals and healthcare settings, the online RN-to-BSN ...

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Restaurants take advantage of resumption of dining in

By JACK WEATHERLY Restaurants are taking advantage of the loosening of pandemic restrictions. Gov. Tate Reeves  announced last week he was allowing more people to dine in starting May 7, as long as restaurants do not exceed 50 percent of seating capacity. The idea is to leave room for social distancing, a major part of precautions, along with deep desanitizing ...

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WEDNESDAY — 32 new deaths as state reports 217 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,424 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 217 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 29th day in the last 31 (22nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 13 days of more than 200 (8 of the last 9) and four ...

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Auditor: Favre received welfare money for no-show speeches

A nonprofit group caught up in an embezzlement scheme in Mississippi used federal welfare money to pay former NFL quarterback Brett Favre $1.1 million for multiple speaking engagements but Favre did not show up for the events, the state auditor said Monday. Details about payments to Favre are included in an audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. State ...

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