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In Florida’s parks & city halls ect., be quick or be dead

Something for which to be grateful: Mississippi has Garden&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for magazine excellence). My home state of Florida, on the other hand, has Parks&Gun (which, by the way, just won national acclaim for stupidity). I left the Sunshine State just after its passage of a “bring your guns to work law.” OK, you ...

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Several Delta waters removed from fish advisory

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)  and  the  Mississippi  State  Department of Health (MSDH) are removing several waters from the 2001 Delta Regional Fish  Advisory. The  agencies,  in  conjunction with the Mississippi Fish Advisory Task Force, have determined through fish tissue data analysis that people  can now consume all species of fish caught from Steele Bayou, ...

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Renasant sites headquarters in downtown Montgomery

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Renasant Bank, has signed a definitive agreement to place its Montgomery Division headquarters at 8 Commerce Street Tower located in the downtown core of Montgomery, Ala. On July 1, Renasant announced its entry into Montgomery, which added to its current Alabama footprint of multiple full-service locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, Decatur and Madison. “We ...

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City, county strike hospital deal with Baptist

OXFORD — The City of Oxford and Lafayette County have sold the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi building to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. In 2009, Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist announced plans to replace the current hospital with a new $300-million medical center. It sought to purchase the existing facility and buy its way out of a lease with the city and ...

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Feds bring more charges against Delta housing director

GREENVILLE — Federal investigators have brought new charges against the housing authority director for six Mississippi counties and a contractor who did business with the South Delta Regional Housing Authority. Ann J. Jefferson, executive director of the agency, had been scheduled for trial at the end of the month in Greenville on three counts of intimidating witnesses in a federal ...

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