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Dulaney heads first EMBDC event

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
Oct. 10, 2001
Less than a week after becoming chairman of Lauderdale County's chief economic development agency, Tommy Dulaney was already in the spotlight Tuesday at "Business Before Hours."
Dulaney told business and civic leaders he will do his best heading the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. in a role left vacant by the recent death of former chairman Glen Deweese.
After a West Lauderdale school choir sang the national anthem, Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith, the EMBDC's guest speaker, talked about his visit to Ground Zero the site of the terrorist attack in New York.
He said the size of the site would cover an area in Meridian from Eighth Street to Front Street and from the Lauderdale County Courthouse to Meridian City Hall. Smith said that rubble in some areas would reach four stories higher than the city's Three Foot Building.
The mayor commended the defiance, resolve and resilience he saw in New Yorkers.
Dulaney said he also believes in the American spirit.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3275, or e-mail her at sblackmon@themeridianstar.com.

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