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Fresh pickins’: Historic grocery reopens as downtown juke joint

NATCHEZ — Even though his juke joint venue will have a handsome list of craft beer and eventually liquor, Dub Rogers said opening another bar ... Read more

Stedman named to Mississippi Realtor Hall of Fame

JACKSON — Joe W. Stedman was inducted into the Mississippi Realtor Hall of Fame during the recent annual Mississippi Realtors Convention in Hattiesburg. ... Read more

Worthy joins Merit Health Natchez sports medicine program

NATCHEZ —Merit Health Natchez kicked off a sports medicine program earlier this month, and a major component of the program was the hiring of Fred ... Read more

Johnson appointed clinical manager at Fersenius clinic

NATCHEZ — Kamesha Dianne Johnson was recently appointed clinical manager at Fresenius Medical Clinic of Natchez. Read more

Silas Simmons welcomes Zachary as staff member

NATCHEZ — Silas Simmons announced last week the addition of Astreya Zachary to its professional staff. Read more

Dixon promoted to chief warrant officer in Navy

NATCHEZ — Natchez native Audrey J. Dixon was recently promoted to the rank of chief warrant officer in the U.S. Navy. Read more

Ferriday residents selected for leadership program

FERRIDAY — Ferriday residents Emerson Slain and Elijah Banks have been selected to participate in the Building Opportunities through Leadership Development (BOLD) class at the ... Read more

McMillan ranked among top Crye-Leike realtors

LIBERTY – Brent McMillan of Crye-Leike Stedman Realtors Inc. in Liberty has been ranked one of the company’s top 25 franchise agents for 2014. Read more

Copeland named co-chair of river city initiative group

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Members of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative mayor’s association have chosen Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland as co-chair. Read more

Wilkinson County prison donates school supplies

WOODVILLE — Wilkinson County Correctional Facility recently donated back-to-school supplies to Wilkinson County Elementary School and Wilkinson County High School. Read more

Johnson recognized as platinum level advisor

NATCHEZ — Financial Advisor Forrest A. Johnson III has become an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services adviser based on the success of his financial services practice ... Read more

Magazine ranks Desai Hotel Group among fast growers

JACKSON — Inc. magazine has recently ranked Desai Hotel Group NO. 1197 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing ... Read more

Sizemore research cited in 100 scientific journals

LORMAN —An article coauthored by Dr. Robert C. Sizemore, Professor at Alcorn State University, has reached a milestone – it has been cited in 100 ... Read more

Callon Petroleum will pay cash dividend this month

NATCHEZ —Callon Petroleum Company announced Friday that it has declared a cash dividend of $1.25 per share on its 10 percent Series A Cumulative Preferred ... Read more

Recreation complex hosts more than 55,000 this year

VIDALIA — The Concordia Recreation District No. 3 recreation complex in Vidalia had 55,241 visitors in the six-month period between February and July, according to ... Read more

Butler graduates Army basic combat training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army National Guard Pfc. D’quarious M. Butler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Read more

New VA Associate Director to guide Natchez clinic

JACKSON — The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center has announced the appointment of Joseph P. Vaughn, as the facility’s new Associate Director. As ... Read more

Hazlip agents attend summit in New Orleans

VIDALIA — Pat, Adele and Emily Hazlip of Hazlip Companies recently attended the 2015 Health Agents for America Summit in New Orleans. Read more

Shelton named Democrat assistant news editor

NATCHEZ — Lindsey Shelton has joined The Natchez Democrat as assistant news editor. Read more

CNRG purchases Marvin’s chain of stores in four states

NATCHEZ — Central Network Retail Group, LLC (CNRG) announced this week the acquisition of Marvin’s, LLC of Leeds, Ala. Read more

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