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News Archive

Brandon Receives $4.3 Million Water Grant
06/01/22

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
04/20/22

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
02/18/22

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
02/02/22

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
01/26/22

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
01/26/22

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
01/22/22

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
12/01/21

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.
11/23/21

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
11/10/21

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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