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Preconstruction activities underway for SR 25 widening in Rankin County
11/21/22

JACKSON, MISS.---In the past Legislative Session, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) was allocated $4 million by the Mississippi Legislature to assist in preconstruction activities on a project to widen...
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Hinds CC Rankin College Day yields prospective students from area high schools
11/16/22

PEARL – Choosing where to pursue a secondary education can feel overwhelming for some students. Hinds Community College made that decision less exhausting for prospective students by hosting the Rankin...
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Sen. Roger Wicker speaks at Committee of 100 Luncheon
11/16/22

BRANDON – The Rankin First Economic Development Foundation held its annual Committee of 100 Luncheon last Thursday, November 10. Senator Roger Wicker was the key speaker for the event. He explained reasons...
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Pelahatchie Industrial Park gets $79M Investment
11/09/22

PELAHATCHIE – As Color Box fades from Pelahatchie Industrial Park a new national corporation is planning to spend $79 million to replace that loss. Monday night, the Pelahatchie Board of Alderman...
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County, Pelahatchie win big on industrial deal
11/09/22

RANKIN – A Wisconsin-based company has come to the aid of the county and the City of Pelahatchie, proposing to not only invest tens of millions of dollars into the...
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Menasha Packaging to expand Pelahatchie facility, create 21 jobs
11/08/22

Menasha Packaging has announced plans to expand operations in Pelahatchie, bringing 21 new jobs to the area with the $79 million corporate investment. In the new expansion, Menasha — which specializes in...
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Pearl Public School District participating in UMMC school-based telehealth program
10/12/22

PEARL – The Pearl Public School District is one of four districts that were selected to participate in phase one of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School...
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Holiday Festival of Lights Coming to Brandon
10/12/22

BRANDON - The Magic of Lights is coming to Brandon. This is a family-friendly drive-through holiday lights festival with twinkling lights and magical displays to celebrate the Christmas holidays.  ...
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Rankin School District Receives an “A” Rating
10/12/22

BRANDON - The Rankin County School District is an A rated school district again and one of the top ten districts in the state of Mississippi. The district offered congratulations...
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WRUA Treatment Plant Hits One Year Mark
10/12/22

RANKIN - On September 30, 2021, the wastewater treatment plant that now serves members of the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA) began operations. The WRUA - which consists of the cities of...
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