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Retro Metro owner speaks out after filing lawsuit against Jackson

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www.wjtv.com – Leah Williams – 2023-09-18 16:59:30

SUMMARY: The Metrocenter in , Mississippi is mostly vacant after the of Jackson moved out due to unbearable working conditions. Retro Metro, a Black-owned business that owns a portion of the mall, is now suing the city for breach of contract and racial discrimination. The city cited issues such as potholes, pests, mold, and broken conditioning units as reasons for the move. Retro Metro argues that it was the city's responsibility to address these issues. The of Jackson claims that the move was not personal but was done to benefit the city. Retro Metro had previously filed a breach of contract in June 2023.

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ICC nationally recognized for business, marketing tech program

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-05-23 10:40:43

SUMMARY: Itawamba Community College (ICC) in Mississippi is earning national acclaim for its Business and Marketing Management Technology Program, which Forbes Advisor ranks sixth in the nation. Directed by Jodi McCrimon, the program prepares for sales and marketing roles through diverse coursework, advertising, internet marketing, and business planning. The program transitioned fully online five years ago, significantly boosting enrollment. ICC President Dr. Jay Allen emphasizes that the online format helps adult learners manage their studies alongside work. Graduates can pursue bachelor's degrees online. Additionally, ICC is recognized as one of the top 10 online community colleges by BestColleges.com.

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NOAA predicts very active hurricane season, issues highest-ever May forecast

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www.wjtv.com – Jeff Berardelli – 2024-05-23 10:29:40

SUMMARY: NOAA forecasts a highly active 2024 with an 85% of above-average activity, predicting 17-25 named storms, 8-13 hurricanes, and 4-7 major hurricanes. Contributing factors include record warm ocean temperatures in the Tropical Atlantic and a transition from El Niño to La Niña, favoring storm . Historically, active seasons increase storm landfall likelihood in the U.S. Other agencies, Colorado , the European ECMWF, and the UK Meteorology Service, also predict a busy season. Although the Atlantic Basin hasn't seen any named storms early, activity is expected to rise in early June, emphasizing early preparation.

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Former Mississippi casino hotel could be used to house immigrant minors

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www.wjtv.com – Mike Suriani – 2024-05-23 09:00:29

SUMMARY: A vacant former casino hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, may house unaccompanied immigrant minors. The proposed Influx Care Facility (ICF) would be in the Harrah's Hotel Complex, closed since 2014. John Keith Perry, Board Attorney for Tunica County Supervisors, stated the Board hasn't officially supported the plan, though the current owners are in talks with a private entity. Representative Cedric Burnett opposes the plan, arguing it would not benefit the community or the gaming industry. The Tunica County Sheriff's Office also expressed concerns, citing a lack of resources to the initiative. No comment was received from the property owners' firm.

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