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More than 100 people received free medical care on the first day of a week-long run for a free clinic in Mayfield.  The medical services are part of an Innovative Readiness Program hosted by the Delta Regional Authority  in partnership with the Department of Defense. The program provides budding military doctors training in disaster response situations before being deployed to duty. 

Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market.  Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”

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The Delta Regional Authority is sweetening the pot for cross-state applications for federal grants to strengthen training partnerships between community colleges and employers. 

Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris said Friday that $474.5 million is available nationwide under the third round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program. 

New data shows small businesses have led the Mississippi Delta region in job creation. The Delta Regional Authority released private-sector data Monday showing 90 percent of all new jobs in the area over the last 20 years have come from businesses with nine or fewer employees.

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The Delta Regional Authority has granted the Murray West Business Park a little over 200-thousand dollars for an improvement project. Murray-Calloway Economic Development Council Director Mark Manning says the money goes to increasing highway accessibility to a section of the park.

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