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Brandon Receives $4.3 Million Water Grant

BRANDON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District entered into a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the City of Brandon on Tuesday, May 17, as part of...
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Rankin County in position to gain seats in House of Representatives

BRANDON- After each federal decennial census, the Mississippi Legislature is required to redistrict the Senate and House of Representatives seats so that each legislator represents nearly the same number...
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Richland, MS-based Siemens Energy Wins 2021 EPA Region 4 Pollution Prevention Award

ATLANTA (February 16, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announced the 2021 Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Winners.  Region 4 recognized companies in Kentucky, Mississippi,...
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Flowood approves Refuge Town Center TIF plans

FLOWOOD- The city of Flowood and the Rankin County Board of Supervisors have pledged to potentially provide funding to offset public infrastructure costs incurred by developers of the proposed Refuge...
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Dean and Dean/Associates Architects Announces Rebranding, Changes Name to Dean Architecture

Ridgeland, MS (January, 2022) Dean and Dean Architects, an award winning architectural firm offering professional services in architecture, planning, interior design, and graphic design, has completed an extensive rebranding effort and...
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Refuge Town Center Development Proposed in Flowood

FLOWOOD - A 162-acre development incorporating office space retail outlets and restaurants and an assortment of residential options has been proposed in Flowood. The Refuge Town Center would essentially stretch...
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One of the largest trucking companies in the US is giving raises of up to 33%, allowing drivers to make up to $150,000 in their first year, amid worker shortage

A major US trucking company is implementing its biggest raises in its 60-year history to attract and retain workers amid a national shortage of truck drivers. Trucking...
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Highway 49 Project Should Transform Cities

RANKIN – The mayors of Florence and Richland both believe completion of the Highway 49 project will transform their cities aesthetically and attract new retail growth. The Mississippi Department of Transportation ...
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Brandon Elementary was recognized nationally as an extraordinary school. Here’s why.

When Brandon Elementary School Principal Vallerie Lacey’s son was in the third grade, something happened that changed her as both a parent and an educator. That change would...
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Entergy Mississippi Announces Largest Expansion of Renewable Power in State History

Company to add 1,000 MW of solar and other renewable energy; plan draws praise from governor, state’s public service commissioners   JACKSON, Mississippi—One of the biggest advantages...
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