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Highland Village retailers move into expanded spaces

D Squared and Red Square Clothing Co., anchor local fashion retailers in Highland Village, the shopping destination that inspires community, creativity and commerce, have moved into expanded spaces in the center. In addition, McGehee Cruise & Vacation, another local cornerstone tenant, is moving into a much larger space above the former Kate Spade New York location.

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Shooting range opens at Sardis

By JACK WEATHERLY The McIvor Shooting Facility opened near Sardis adjacent to the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area on Saturday as a $4 million public-private investment. The 400-acre McIvor facility is a state-of-the-art resource for the state’s firearm enthusiasts, and it is the result of three years of planning, design and construction by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries ...

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Leader of Madison County Schools resigns abruptly

The leader of one of Mississippi’s largest school districts is resigning. The Madison County public school system sent a message to families on Wednesday saying that Kimber Halliburton has resigned effective immediately. The system says Halliburton is returning home to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue other opportunities and care for family members. The county school board has appointed Associate Superintendent Charlotte ...

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Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows the hot, shadowy lip of a supermassive black hole, one of the light-sucking monsters of the ...

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Settlement talks fail in soybean seed lawsuit in Tennessee

Lawyers have failed to reach a settlement in a federal lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi. A court filing by attorneys for Stine Seed Co. says mediation talks did not lead to an agreement to settle the suit. U.S. District Judge John Fowlkes had set a Friday mediation deadline. The suit ...

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Mississippi OB-GYN indicted on 12 sexual battery charges

An OB-GYN in Mississippi is charged with 12 counts of sexual battery after patients accused him of assaulting them in medical offices. The Commercial Appeal reports a DeSoto County grand jury indicted Dr. Gregory Norwood in March, and the indictments were made public Wednesday. Charges date from January 2016 to September 2018. Records show Norwood no longer holds a Mississippi ...

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Health and safety conditions worsen in US-subsidized housing

In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches. They lurked in the medicine cabinet, under the refrigerator, behind a picture on the wall. The mother nudged a bedroom dresser and more roaches skittered away as her 2-year-old son stomped on them. It was ...

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Former Mississippi state Sen. Rayborn dies at 83

A funeral has been held for former Mississippi state Sen. W.L. Rayborn of Brookhaven. The Daily Leader reports Rayborn was 83 when he died Friday. Services were held Tuesday in his hometown. Rayborn was elected in 1979, serving two decades in a district that included Lawrence, Lincoln and Pike counties in southwestern Mississippi. Former Rep. Bobby Moak says Rayborn helped ...

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Carmichael leaving Mississippi Senate at end of April

A longtime state senator is leaving office early to serve on the Mississippi Community College Board. A state Senate news release Tuesday says Republican Sen. Videt Carmichaelof Meridian is stepping down April 30. He begins the next day as a member of the board that oversees two-year colleges. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant nominated Carmichael to the board for a term ...

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Mississippi school system spends $13M in savings in 4 years

A northeast Mississippi school district is looking at spending cuts after burning through $13 million in savings in the last four years. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Lowndes County school district has been overspending revenue since at least 2014, with most of the money going to capital projects that Superintendent Lynn Wright says weren’t budgeted. The 5,500-student district expects a ...

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