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SAM TAYLOR — When will we celebrate V-C Day?

May 8, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, commonly referred to as V-E Day.  The war would not officially end for another three months when Japan surrendered on August 15th, 1945, now known as V-J Day.  It was the largest, deadliest, and most destructive war in history, lasting six years, involving ...

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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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Ingalls to hold drive-in hiring event

Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a drive-in hiring event for job seekers from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 22, on Singing River Island. Event attendees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to exit their vehicle. “We are exploring innovative hiring techniques that provide greater accessibility ...

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WEDNESDAY — 263 new Coronavirus cases and 16 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 11,967 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 263 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 42nd consecutive day (44 of 45) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 27 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more  and one ...

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Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved ...

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Eley Guild Hardy and Barlow Eddie Jenkins announce merger

Eley Guild Hardy Architects and Barlow Eddy Jenkins have announced their merger, effective May 18. New member of the Eley Guild firm are as follows: Charles “Chuck” C. Barlow, Jr., AIA – Principal Chuck Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State University. As a testament to the quality of his academic achievements, at graduation, he was ...

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‘Twilight Zone:’ Casino closings hurt Mississippi county

Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines and chatter from hopeful card players have gone silent. Hundreds of hotel rooms have been empty for two months, and thousands of people have lost their jobs, at least temporarily. As it has in so many ...

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TODD SMITH — Americans support local news relief in Coronavirus era

The meltdown of the economy in the wake of the coronavirus is slamming an already trampled financial chapter for local news organizations – especially local newspapers. While Americans are not overly concerned about the effect of the downturn on local news in their area, they do support financial assistance for local news organizations as part of COVID-19 relief legislation. At ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — News from the backyard: bluebirds!

Our backyard is an aviary. No, make that a sanctuary. The birds are free to come and go as they please. And there are plenty of them, a wide variety. (I won’t use that ruined word, “diversity.”) We feed them and provide a birdbath, so they hang around. Oh, yes, this is what a business writer can do when he’s ...

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Mississippi sets guidelines on restarting in-person worship

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday issued guidelines for churches and other places of worship to reopen for in-person services during the coronavirus pandemic, with an emphasis on keeping spaces clean and maintaining distance between people. The Republican governor never shut down in-person worship, saying he does not think the government has the power to do so. But he has strongly encouraged ...

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