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Pearl Public School District Earns ‘A’ Rating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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