Jessie Whitley selected to lead Greenville’s Water Department


JANS – After a thorough search process that yielded 29 candidates, the Greenville City Council selected Jessie Whitley for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Greenville Public Schools. After graduating from T.L. Weston High School in 1991, Whitley attended Mississippi Delta Community College and majored in Business Administration. In 1997, Whitley graduated from Delta State University with a BA in Marketing. […]

Atmos Energy says emails are bogus bills leading to spam


JANS – Atmos Energy Corporation says beware of a widespread email scam which portrays a bogus bill from Atmos Energy. The emails have been sent to Atmos  Energy customers as well as people who are not customers throughout the United States. “The fraudulent billing message references a fake account number and contains links to spam,” said Jennifer Ryan, Atmos Energy Media Relations Director. “The email provides links to view your bill but […]

Utica campus recognizes business representatives

Pictured from left are Jeremy Shannon, general contractor; Johnny Gibson, owner of Gibson Roofing & Construction in Vicksburg;
Leonard Knight, HCC-Uca Campus building trades instructor from Vicksburg; and Lionel Williams, owner of Williams Masonry & Construction Company in Hazlehurst, MS.

    JANS – The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education Division recently held its fall advisory committee meeting with over 25 businesses in attendance. The attendees represented each of the 17 career and technical programs. Some of the programs were represented with two or more attendees. One advisory committee meeting is held in the fall and one in the spring. The purpose of the meetings is […]

USDA seeks applicants for funds to assist rural microentrepreneurs

JANS – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural micro-entrepreneurs and microenterprises. “By supporting very small business enterprises through the Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program, USDA has been able to direct assistance to small firms that otherwise might not be able to obtain credit,” said Vilsack. “This program has shown that even a modest investment of federal dollars can have a […]

JSU alumnus gives back

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Andrell Harris (left), a 2008 graduate of Jackson State University and native of Terry, MS, received applause and an award for being this year’s largest financial contributor at the JSU National Alumni Association biennial conference held in Tunica recently. Harris donated $5,000.00 to the event to ensure alumni members had a memorable weekend. Harris was […]

Award-winning attorney launches new law firm

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JANS – Sharon F. Bridges, Esq., has formed Bridges Law Group PLLC with headquarters in Jackson, MS. A boutique law firm, Bridges Law Group PLLC offers its clients zealous representation in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner. Bridges, who has 18 years of legal experience, will serve as managing partner. She is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana. “As an undefeated trial attorney for the […]