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Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she is currently completing a graduate ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she is currently completing a ...

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Mississippi farmers will up planted acreage by three percent this season

Crop rotation benefits and market prices remain the driving forces behind farmers’ planting decisions, reports the Mississippi State University’s Extension Service’s prospective The Department of Agriculture’s prospective plantings report, released March 30, forecasts 4.67 million acres planted in nine Mississippi crops, an increase of 3 percent from total acreage in 2011. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with Mississippi State University’s ...

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Cochran questions Vilsack on progress of imported catfish inspections

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday again stressed to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack the importance to U.S. food safety and the economy of implementing a program to more thoroughly inspect imported catfish. Cochran addressed the issue at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY2013 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Cochran asked Vilsack about the ...

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Entergy Mississippi: Utility bills to decrease more than expected

JACKSON — Customers of Entergy Mississippi Inc. will see their rates drop more than previously announced through April, May and June, according to the utility. Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO for Entergy Mississippi, said, “With a continuation of low natural gas prices combined by efficient operations of our system by our employees we are able to lower bills even more ...

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Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research ...

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FNC index shows U.S. home prices fell in January

OXFORD — FNC’s latest Residential Price Index (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values declined in January, in spite of continued economic expansion and an improving job market in recent months. The latest persistent downtrends are driven primarily by conditions in the distressed market, which remains overwhelmed by the disposal of foreclosed and REO properties. Down 0.6 percent from December, ...

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CMMC receives CON to expand psychiatric unit, renovations

JACKSON — Jackson HMA, LLC (d/b/a Central Mississippi Medical Center) has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the expansion of its adult psychiatric unit bed capacity from 29 to 47 beds. The proposed project will include the renovation of 8.405 square feet on the 6th floor of the hospital. The total capital expenditure for this project is $3,342,326. The ...

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EXPO Business Profile — Jeff Good and crew turn up the heat again with new venture

When Jackson high school buddies Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal cook something up it’s usually in the kitchen. Not this time. Dollars & Sense Creative Consulting is the restaurant duo’s first venture without a kitchen and both hope it will be a new way for them to share their more than 20 years of food industry experience with Mississippi’s next ...

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Getting workers' comp for fight over workers compensation?

As I was reading this account from the legislature, I was wondering if the legislators had been injured in their scuffle, could they have filed a worker’s compensation claim against the state of the Mississippi? Just wondering … Thought it was kind of ironic … — Ross Reily Miss. House flips to favor workers’ comp. changes JEFF AMY,Associated Press JACKSON, ...

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