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News Archive

City of Pearl to be Designated A Mississippi Main Street Community on April 8

JACKSON, Miss. — On Thursday, April 8 at 3 p.m., the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will designate the City of Pearl, Miss. as an official Mississippi Main Street community....
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Fast Fiber Internet is now a reality for more of Rankin County

Bay Springs, Miss (March 14, 2021) --- TEC, a leading provider of fiber internet to rural communities, has completed its second project in the town of Pelahatchie. This project is the...
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Ground Broken for Final Phase of East Metro

Efforts to generate funding support for the East Metro Corridor project began 30 years ago, and now, the end is in sight.          ...
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Reed Food Technology: The Next Generation

Jeffrey Reed is part of the second generation of his family to own and operate Reed Food Technology. His father, R.J. Reed, started the spice-blending business in 1995. After Tyson...
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Mississippi Sports Medicine

Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center’s physicians were among the earliest users of ROSA nationwide in any setting. In 2019, Mississippi Sports Medicine’s Dr. Trevor Pickering was...
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Southwest Airlines to return to Jackson next year, airport officials announce

Southwest Airlines will return to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport next year, airport officials announced Thursday.  “The JMAA is thrilled to welcome back Southwest Airlines...
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Sports Complex planned at Reservoir site

It's been vacant for over a decade, but the location where Rapids on the Reservoir once operated at the Ross Barnett Reservoir is getting new life. P360 Performance Sports,...
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Multicraft Academy wins Governor’s Award

Pelahatchie High School (PHS) and Multicraft International accepted the Governor’s Award for its Multicraft Academy partnership program at the 2018 Mississippi Education Partnership Conference on February 27. The Partnership, which...
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Northwest Rankin Middle School Wins 2018 Mississippi Middle School Regional Science Bowl

Students from Northwest Rankin Middle School in Flowood won the 2018 Mississippi Regional Science Bowl. The competition took place Saturday, February 3, at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus. ...
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Community Bank Building New Headquarters

Community Bank is pleased to announce its plans to construct a new headquarters located in Flowood, Mississippi.  “We are proud to be a part of Rankin County, having...
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