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They're hairy. They're crazy. They're hairy crazy ants.

People who heard in mid-October about the spread of aliens on the Gulf Coast might have written it off as some kind of pre-Halloween spoof. Millions and millions of shaggy creatures running around at break-neck speed and with a penchant for overrunning and damaging homes and businesses sounded unbelievable. But, when it comes to hairy crazy ants, fact is stranger ...

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First oil and gas leases since spill to be sold

GULF OF MEXICO — The Department of Interior says it has set a December date for the next Gulf offshore oil and natural gas lease sale — the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and BP oil spill. The Dec. 14 sale will take place in New Orleans in the Superdome and include all the unleased areas in ...

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GOP candidates line up for House speakership

JACKSON — Five Republicans are seeking the speakership of the Mississippi House, anticipating a takeover of the chamber from the Democrats, who refuse to concede that they’ll lose control of the 122-member chamber. Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, who has served as majority leader, said yesterday by his party’s count, 118 races have been decided, with each party taking 59. That ...

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Schools want gaming tax dollars from new casino

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District wants to jump on board with the city and county to receive gaming tax dollars from a proposed new casino. The Natchez Democrat reports interim superintendent Joyce Johnson asked the school board at yesterday’s meeting to allow the board attorney to discuss with the Natchez Board of Aldermen if the district could have a ...

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City rejects air service bids from two airlines

TUPELO — Delta Airlines is set to pull out of Tupelo next month after saying the airport does not have a large enough passenger base to support Delta’s 50-passenger jets. Air Choice One wants to provide more service with smaller planes. Airline CEO Shane Storz told the Tupelo Airport Authority Wednesday his company can provide shuttle service to Memphis, five ...

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Copper thieves target electric power substations

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with a rash of copper thefts from power company substations throughout South Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the latest theft occurred either late Sunday night or in the early-morning hours Monday at the Mississippi Power Company substation Hancock County. ...

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