Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wednesday Afternoon Mississippi Word Slinging: 05.19.15

MDOC Lawsuit, Dunkin Donuts, & Petal Police Department

Hinds County owes $9.4 million on its Joint State-County Work Center, leaving county officials to discuss legal action against the Mississippi Department of Corrections over the agency's plans to move state inmates from Joint State-County Work Programs. MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher has announced plans to remove state inmates from the Joint State-County Work Programs to state-owned community work centers. The transfer is scheduled for Aug. 1. --Jimmie E Gates Clarion Ledger

Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the company is recruiting franchisees to develop an estimated 10+ new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Mobile, AL, and Biloxi and Jackson, MS. In addition, a number of existing operating restaurants may be available for purchase. Currently, there are 21 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants operating in Alabama and three restaurants located in Mississippi. Candidates interested in developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in this region can contact Tarji Carter, Franchise Manager at Tarji.Carter@dunkinbrands.com to learn more. Also, an Informational Franchising Webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 20 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). Visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com to register and learn more about the unique franchising opportunity Dunkin' Donuts offers. --WDAM

Third and fourth graders gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Moselle Elementary football field to honor members of the Petal Police Department. Students presented officers with handmade thank you cards showing their appreciation for the department. One student remarked, “I just want to thank you for keeping us safe, and we appreciate all of you police officers.” --Ryan Moore WDAM