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TrustCare Health hosted a grand opening on Wednesday at its new Laurel location at 1706 W. 10th St. TrustCare’s physicians and certified nurse practitioners treat illnesses and injuries ranging from allergic reactions, asthma, flu, sinus infections and sore throats to eye and ear infections,…

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TEC is collaborating with the Federal Communications Commissions under the new Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for a limited time.

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TrustCare Health, the No. 1-rated walk-in health-care clinic in Mississippi, is making access to quality patient care in Jones County even more convenient with the opening of its newest location at 1706 W. 10th St. in Laurel. Joining TrustCare’s Highway 98 clinic in Hattiesburg, this marks t…

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Downtown Bay Springs is next to be upgraded to TEC’s Fast Fiber Internet. Construction began in April and will be completed this summer. This is the third project of a seven-phase build-out across central Mississippi, with TEC investing just under ten million dollars in fiber internet infras…

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McLaurin Carpets in Soso had its grand reopening last Thursday after the store was heavily damaged more than a year ago in the Easter tornadoes. From left, Stacey Crandall, River Fowler, Justin McCarty, co-owner David McLaurin, Chad McLaurin, Terry McLaurin, Ted Brown, Ruth Compton, Cody Cra…

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Chairman Dane Maxwell of the Mississippi Public Service Commission signed an order formally releasing $21.4 million to DE Fastlink, LLC, to bring high-speed internet service to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in its seven-county service area. DE Fastlink LLC a subsidiary of Dixie Elect…

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Jones College’s new Online Workforce College has the potential to make the Ellisville institution and the state of Mississippi the workforce training hub for the world. The virtual workforce training developed at Jones is customizable to the business or individual’s needs. It also provides p…

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The Ellisville State School Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for February were Malinda Bass of Laurel and Martha McDaniel of Laurel. Tinga Sullivan of Magee and Cassandra Brown of Seminary were also honored but are not pictured. ESS Director Rinsey McSwain presented the awards to…

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More than half of Mississippians, about 56 percent, have fewer than $1,000 in savings. What’s more, about 38 percent have no savings at all. 

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Last year, more than 100 million Americans received an average tax refund of $2,869 deposited back in their bank accounts after filing their taxes. As millions of Americans await reimbursement from Uncle Sam, Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six tips for making the most of their tax refund.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alfa Insurance honored its Laurel office with the 2020 Top Service Center Award for Mississippi during the company’s annual awards ceremony last month.

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Ellisville State School Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for January were Helen McKeller of Laurel, James Watts of Lumberton and Megan Malone of Ovett. Michelle Dillon of Hattiesburg was also selected. “We are having to do the ceremony a little differently, but we appreciate all …

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With Dixie Electric’s DE Fastlink bringing fiber-grade internet to rural Jones County, the company invited federal and state reps to its Laurel facility to discuss some fresh details.

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Chase Barnes and Jean Johnson have been promoted to vice president and commercial lender at The First. They joins the bank’s commercial lending team of Chase Blankenship, Marcus Robinson, Wes Rouse and Shawn Harris at the Midtown location in Hattiesburg. 

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C Spire has been selected as one of the top mid-sized employers in the U.S. in 2021 by Forbes and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

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The Mississippi Senate approved a bill this week that would expand connectivity and accessibility of reliable, high-speed Internet across the state, according to a press release from Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann’s office. Senate Bill 2798 allows energy companies to lease “dark fiber,” or fiber …

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Mackenzie Parker has joined The First as vice president and commercial lender. Parker joins the bank’s commercial lending team — Marcus Robinson, Wes Rouse, Shawn Harris and Chase Barnes — at the Midtown location in Hattiesburg. 

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TEC employees who have been with the company for 30 years were recognized recently. They are, front row from left, Donald Windham, Leonard Farrell, Teresa Odom and Margaret Carter; back row,  Steve Drummond, John Rand and Stanley Downs. Also honored were Ricky Jones, James Purvis, Zachary Tu…

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TEC, a Bay Springs-based fiber broadband provider, will bring fast fiber internet to more than 23,000 families and businesses in rural Mississippi after being awarded more than $40 million to help reach that goal. 

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The Polkville Community in Smith County will soon enjoy the benefits of TEC’s new fiber broadband network. Construction is underway with crews installing fiber optic cable on Smith County Road 36. 

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Eighteen employees with 25 or more consecutive years of service to Ellisville State School were recently honored. The Employee Appreciation Program is made possible by employee fundraising efforts throughout the year. 

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OXFORD – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2020-21 at its annual meeting Saturday as part of the University of Mississippi’s Homecoming activities. This year’s meeting was conducted outside in front of the Triplett Alumni Center to provide more space and social d…

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In response to multiple major hurricanes and tropical storms wreaking havoc on communities across the Southeast, Sanderson Farms has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in ongoing recovery efforts. Sanderson Farms’ contribution will help the Red Cross provide food, emergency she…

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Tiffany McElroy of Eye Care Associates in Laurel, is the 2020 Helen St. Clair Young Optometrist of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Mississippi Optometric Association to an optometrist who has been practicing for 10 years or fewer and recognize their contributions to the prof…

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Trucks rolled out early Sunday morning with 16 Dixie Electric line workers headed to Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association to restore power after Hurricane Delta struck their service area. Southwest Electric, located in Lorman, reported more than 22,500 members without power at he…

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Tanner Farms in Ellisville ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Mississippi with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2020, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, association chief executive officer.

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After an unprecedented legislative session, the Mississippi House of Representatives adjourned sine die on Friday, Oct. 2 in accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 69. When it passed earlier in the session, the Legislature was given six days to meet and pass bills related to COVID-19 be…

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Bay Springs Telephone Co. will expand broadband fiber service in Jasper, Jones, Newton, Lauderdale and Smith counties thanks to a $4.69 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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BAY SPRINGS – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Monday celebrated the award of a $4.69 million U.S. Department of Agriculture ReConnect Program grant for the Bay Springs Telephone Co. to construct 116 miles of broadband fiber in Jasper, Jones, Newton, Lauderdale, and Smith counties.

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Through its Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program, Atmos Energy gave $2 million, including $24,000 to the Salvation Army, during September’s Hunger Action Month to join forces with hundreds of local school districts, food banks and other essential organizations that provide the break…

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