(UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport.A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early on. But  the Las Vegas-based Allegiant […]

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‘Get on Up’ movie opens in Madison at Malco Cinema

Hundreds of Mississippians turned out to the Malco Cinema in Madison for the Metro area premier of the James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' as star Chadwick Boseman and director, Mississippi native Tate Taylor, among others walked the red carpet. Click image to view scenes from the event as photographed by Sarah Dill Reily.




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HU MEENA — Moving Mississippi schools into the technology fast lane requires getting high-speed Internet into our classrooms

C Spire CEO Hu Meena Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children.  From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago.  To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning platforms and schools need high-speed Internet connections for all…

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Hancock Bank hosting event to raise funds for lighthouse restoration

Round Island Lighthouse PASCAGOULA — Hancock Bank is hosting a “Come Light Up The Night” Round Island Lighthouse fundraiser Aug. 7 to complete interior and lighting work at the top of the historic structure. The event will take place under the historical oaks at Lighthouse Park, on the north side of the Pascagoula bridge. Preservationists…

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Severstal-Columbus fined for faulty pollution-control system

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company’s pollution-control monitors didn’t function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011. The company agreed to pay the fine May 12. It’s the largest environmental fine assessed by Mississippi since it fined Denbury Resources $662,500 last year…

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Horizon Energy optimistic after oil field recompletion

GULFPORT — Horizon Energy Corporation is reporting positive results for its exploration project in the East Texas counties of Cherokee and Rusk, and the project has entered the revenue-producing stage. The company said it is now eyeing other sites in the area that can be recompleted in similar fashion. “Recompletion projects in this area have…

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Court of Appeals blocks provision in new state abortion law

Jackson Women’s Health Organization owner Diane Derzis talks with local and national reporters outside federal court. JACKSON — Mississippi’s governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state’s only abortion clinic in business. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

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(UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport.A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early on. But  the Las Vegas-based Allegiant…

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Businessman involved in Frankel insurance scam dies at 81

CORINTH — Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville. He was 81. Officials with Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth say Little died Monday at Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville.…

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Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school

RICHTON — A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rhonda Gleason, 49, of Richton, was sentenced by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in the First Judicial District of Jones County after pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. The crimes…

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Weather, armyworms challenge turf and forage producers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Turf and forage producers in Mississippi need fewer clouds and more sunshine. In 2014, forage producers raised an estimated 600,000 acres of hay across the state. There are about 60 farms producing sod for sale in the state. Turf production… The unusually harsh winter melted into a cool, wet spring and summer,…

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