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Grantham to address Rotary members on medical marijuana

The Sept. 19 speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club is Jamie Grantham. Jamie is the Communications Director for the Medical Marijuana 2020 Campaign. She has served previously in a variety of marketing, communication, and development positions, including at First Liberty in Plano, Texas, and The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. She serves as the public spokesperson for the campaign, in ...

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The 2020 Destination Downtown Conference will be held in Starkville

The 2020 Destination Downtown conference will be held in Starkville, Miss. on Sept. 9-11. The Main Street state coordinating programs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are sponsoring the annual Destination Downtown conference, where over 200 Main Street directors, board members, architects, economic developers, planners, and public officials will meet to discuss the revitalization of the states’ downtown areas. “We are ...

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William Carey University, Millsaps College form teacher preparation partnership

In an effort to prepare future teachers, William Carey University and Millsaps College have agreed to a new partnership that will enable Millsaps students to earn teacher licensure after graduation. Participating Millsaps students will complete teacher preparation coursework and student teaching through William Carey University during their senior year and, if they meet all licensure requirements,  will be recommended by ...

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Auditor calls to abolish Blues Commission, cites misspending

Mississippi’s state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state’s Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to a nonprofit. State Auditor Shad White, in a Thursday report, says the commission has spent $1.9 million without filed contracts and didn’t retain documents for $965,000 in spending. The Legislature created the commission ...

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US stocks are mixed as health care gains, tech drops

U.S. stocks gave a mixed performance in early trading on Friday as health care, banks and industrial companies gained ground and offset a decline in technology stocks. Still, stocks are on track for their third straight weekly gain, having been bolstered in prior sessions by an easing of tensions in the U.S.-China trade war. Bond yields rose sharply after the ...

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New U.S. courthouse design in Greenville approved

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has approved the design concept for the new U.S. Courthouse in Greenville. The building will provide a much-needed new court facility for the Northern District of Mississippi and will stimulate economic development in the community. Located at the northern edge of Greenville’s historic district on Washington Avenue, the new functional, secure, and modern building ...

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ELLIOTT FLAGGS — Looking for wine? Let’s give Mississippi convenience and choices

Did you know that 38 states currently allow the sale of wine in grocery stores? Unfortunately, Mississippi is not one of them because our alcohol laws are undoubtedly antiquated. As the newly appointed chair of Looking for Wine?, a coalition of consumers and businesses building support for the passage of legislation to allow wine sales in grocery stores in currently ...

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Tupelo Regional passenger boardings hit 10,000

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal  TUPELO – Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport reached 1,300 in August, marking the fastest period since 2008 that airport reached 10,000 boardings for the year. That also means airport is eligible for $1 million in federal grants for airport improvements. Tupelo Regional has reached at least 10,000 boardings for the third consecutive year. ...

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School district parts with man accused of improper spending

A schools administrator accused of improperly spending nearly $50,000 on himself is no longer working for the district. Hinds County School Board President Linda Laws confirmed Earl Burke’s departure to the Clarion Ledger , but wouldn’t say whether Burke was fired or resigned. Burke was an assistant superintendent in charge of finances for the 5,600-student Hinds County district, which educates ...

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Court hearing for man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart

A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer faces a scheduled court hearing in Tennessee. Martez Abram is set to appear in court Friday on a fugitive warrant in Memphis as he fights extradition to Mississippi. The 39-year-old Abram has undergone treatment at a Memphis hospital since being shot by police and arrested July 30 ...

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