Month: April 2020

The Simmons Family – A Recipe for Success in Public Service

Willie Simmons began his political career of service in 1975 when he ran for the Cleveland School Board and won. His daughter Sarita began hers in 2019 when she won his District 13 Senate seat. His groundbreaking election made him the first African American to serve on the school board and also whetted his appetite …

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Gary Gainspoletti – A True Advocate for His Community

Born and raised in Shaw, this local CPA never left the Delta and continues to see the possibilities available for Cleveland and its residents.  While many have left the Delta for better opportunities, Gainspoletti decided to stay and create them. While some residents encourage their children to move to other areas of the country, he …

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MS Public Service Commission Gives Green Light for Solar Farm

The Mississippi Delta will soon be home to the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, after receiving approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission.  Recurrent Energy, a solarfacility manufacturer, will build the project on behalf of Entergy Mississippi, LLC. The project should be complete by no later than mid-2022. Once built, Entergy will assume …

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Bayou Academy Hires Basketball Coach

Bayou Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Mollie Blair. Coach Blair will be leading the Girls Basketball program, as well as teaching in the science department. Mollie graduated high school from Jackson Academy, where she had an outstanding academic and athletic career. She continued her athletic and academic successes at Mississippi College, …

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Will Bradham Creates In-House Marketing Campaign to Lure the Attention of Clevelanders

Running a business takes more than just good number crunching and management. It also takes a never-ending stream of creative ideas and local  businessman, Will Bradham’s creativity seems to have no boundaries. Bradham is the owner of Right at Home North MS, a home care business that provides many services from helping a family member who needs …

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Multiple waves, mass deaths, and a $5 billion economic hit

FROM MISSISSIPPI TODAY (MISSISSIPPITODAY.ORG) BY ADAM GANUCHEAU It was designed for the flu, but the coronavirus put it into motion. More than 10 years ago, Mississippi health and government officials began developing a comprehensive plan in preparation for a pandemic of a novel influenza strain — not a coronavirus strain — for which there is no …

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Entergy Mississippi Creates Resource Hub for Employers Affected by Pandemic

To help small businesses, Entergy Mississippi has created a hub of resources to connect owners to information, tools and opportunities that could help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pulling together when faced with challenges is nothing new to Mississippians,” said Ed Gardner, Entergy Mississippi director of business and economic development. “Sharing knowledge and resources helps …

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