Mississippi Black Caucus pushes for more minority contracts

October 20, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative […]

Phillips Lighting expanding, adding 50 jobs in Tupelo

August 8, 2014 in Business

TUPELO, Mississippi (AP) — Philips Lighting Co. will add 50 new jobs in a $2 million expansion of operations at its facility in Tupelo. The company says in a news […]

2 more Mississippi malls approved for sales tax subsidy

July 15, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi taxpayers could help pay for two more malls that squeezed in approvals before a law allowing sales tax subsidies expired June 30 The Mississippi Development […]

Judge: Mississippi Development Authority study on offshore drilling `severely lacking’

June 20, 2014 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – A Hinds County judge says the state must write a better economic impact statement on proposed offshore natural gas and oil exploration in parts of the […]

Songwriter Johnny Russell gets country music marker in Moorhead

August 15, 2013 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Country music singer-songwriter Johnny Russell was the latest recipient honored with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker unveiling was at 101 East Delta Avenue in Moorhead.

Governor Phil Bryant, who was born in Moorhead, offered remarks during the ceremony.

John Bright “Johnny” Russell (1940-2001) was born and raised in Moorhead and went on to become a star of the Grand Ole Opry and a popular country recording artist, with such hits as “Catfish John” and “Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer.”

It’s time for authentic festivals and fairs in ‘The True South’

July 9, 2013 in Entertainment, Events, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

One of the great traditions of summer in the True South is to attend an outdoor festival or fair for a taste of the diverse cultural heritage displayed across Mississippi.

Many of these are annual events that draw locals and visitors alike to enjoy long-standing traditions.

“Throughout the summer, there are so many unique festivals and fairs taking place in communities across Mississippi that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of our state’s Southern culture.” said Malcolm White, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division.“ Now is a great time to plan a trip and experience the True South’s most interesting events of the summer.”

Hankins Lumber Company re-opening in Grenada

June 26, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Officials from Hankins Lumber Company announced this week that the company is reopening its facility in Grenada following a 15-month closure due to the downturn in the economy.

The project represents a $1.5 million investment and is creating 120 jobs, many of which will be filled by former employees working at the facility when it closed.

A producer of southern yellow pine products, Hankins Lumber Company produces and supplies a variety of lumber and related products for commercial and residential clients throughout Mississippi, as well as the country’s retail and wholesale markets.

Preacher charged with sexual battery

June 21, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities have charged an Alcorn County preacher with sexual battery. The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department told WTVA that Timothy D. Nall, 57, has been charged based on a grand jury indictment.

Authorities said a report was filed against Nall in April 2013. They said Nall has been a preacher at Farmington Baptist Church.