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Neel-Schaffer names Chris Sellers East Region Director of Business Development

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chris Sellers, PE, has been promoted to fill the new role of Director of Business Development for the firm’s East Region. Sellers joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and has more than 20 years of experience as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Business Development leader. He was named a Senior Vice President in 2018 ...

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SC looks to Mississippi as it works to improve education

When South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas was looking for ideas to improve education in South Carolina, he was surprised to find out Mississippi, often last or near last in the nation, had passed his state by. Mississippi fourth graders made some of the biggest improvements in math and reading scores in the country last year, transforming the state so ...

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Dirt Cheap Distribution Center adding 70 workers in Blue Mountain

By TINA CAMPBELL MEADWOS / Southern Sentinel BLUE MOUNTAIN • Channel Control Merchants LLC, also known as the Dirt Cheap Distribution Center, is looking to add 70 full time positions at its Blue Mountain facility. On Thursday, the company will host a fall open house and job fair at the Blue Mountain location at 30 Industrial Dr., from 9 a.m. to ...

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ARC invested $125.6M in economic development projects, including $15.5M in Mississippi

New data shows that the Appalachian Regional Commission invested $125.6 million in 522 economic development projects during Fiscal Year 2018. These region-wide investments will be matched by $188.7 million, and will attract an additional $1.5 billion in leveraged private investment into Appalachia. In addition, these investments are projected to create or retain 26,600 jobs, as well as train or educate ...

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OTHER VIEWS — Legislature scared to take on flag issue

With last week’s actions at two of the state’s largest universities, it is becoming clear that Mississippi may be setting itself up for an angry, bitter, divisive and messy fight over the state flag that it really doesn’t need. Last Monday, University of Mississippi officials quietly took down the state flag, which includes the controversial Confederate battle emblem, at the ...

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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning after students and faculty called it a divisive symbol that undermines efforts to promote diversity, tolerance and respect. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until after the brief ceremony was over to announce that he had ordered ...

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PSC hears comments on net-metering proposal

By JACK WEATHERLY  A process that began five years ago cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday as Mississippi considers adoption of a “net-metering” rule that would allow residents who equip their homes with solar cells to produce electricity and get credit on their utility bills. The Mississippi Public Service Commission heard from a number of intervenors during a two-hour hearing ...

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DAVID DALLAS: A Mission of Love to End Racism

Afew months ago, I started attending Mission Mississippi meetings in my home county. Hosted by different churches and community groups each month, the mission of these prayer groups is to encourage and demonstrate unity across racial and denominational lines. The hope is that communities throughout Mississippi will see practical evidence of the Gospel message among a diverse group of believers. ...

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