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News Archive

Pearl Public School District Earns ‘A’ Rating
10/05/22

PEARL - On Sept. 29, the Mississippi state board of Education approved new accountability grades for Mississippi schools and districts for the first time since 2019. The Pearl Public School District earned...
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Gunter Nears Phase Two Bids
10/05/22

RANKIN - With one half of reconstruction underway on a southwest Rankin County road, officials are working to launch Phase Two of the project. Gunter Road runs from Highway 49 on...
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County Establishes Medical Cannabis Zoning
10/05/22

RANKIN - With the rollout of the state's Medical Cnnabis Act on the near horizon, county officials have designated the areas where different components of the program can be...
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RCSD Students Show Overall Gains in State Assessments
09/30/22

Brandon - Results on state assessments released by the Mississippi Department of Education show that the Rankin County School District had gains in overall proficiency for every grade level content...
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HWY 49 Ribbon Cutting Debuts
08/10/22

RICHLAND- Under sweltering conditions, state and local officials gathered in Richland for a ribbon-cutting officially marking the completion of a widening project that extends from Interstate 20 to a point just...
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Gov. Reeves and Officials Cut Ribbon in Celebration of HWY 49 Expansion
08/08/22

RANKIN CO., Miss. (WLBT) Officials gathered to cut the ribbon in Richland on Monday and celebrate the recently expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County. Central Transportation Commissioner Willie...
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Pearl, RCSD Students Top the State Average - Kindergarten
08/03/22

PEARL - Results released by the Mississippi Department of Education recently showed that kindergarten students in the Pearl and Rankin County School Districts topped the state average on the Kindergarten...
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Entergy Mississippi Awards Excellerator Marketing Grant to Rankin County
08/02/22

JACKSON, Miss. – Economic development groups in eight Mississippi counties, including Rankin, will boost their marketing and strategic-planning power with 50/50 matching grants from Entergy Mississippi’s Excellerator Competitive Communities...
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County focusing on storm water plan
07/20/22

RANKIN- Rankin officials are investing approximately $26 million in federal funding to address numerous storm water management needs throughout the county. Rankin County received approximately $30 million in federal funding through the...
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Tesla announces grand opening of first Mississippi dealership in Brandon
07/14/22

Mississippi's first Tesla dealership will have its grand opening at 9:30 a.m. July 30 in Brandon. Local developer RCI and Trihelm Properties have worked together to bring...
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