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Limited oyster season set; DMR could authorize extension

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi is opening a limited oyster season at sunrise Nov. 5 in some areas along the Gulf Coast. The season ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 29, unless the head of the Department of Marine Resources decides to extend it. Many areas that are open during the season are near Pass Christian and Waveland. The department says ...

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Site selected for oil seed-crushing/biodiesel plant

YAZOO COUNTY — Bio Energy, LLC has secured a site in Yazoo County to build an oil seed-crushing/biodiesel plant. The entity operating this facility will be known as Bio Energy Yazoo. The crushing plant will sell soy meal to the Mississippi and possibly Louisiana poultry industry, and soy oil will be used for the production of biodiesel when market conditions ...

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State's pecan growers smiling over price, demand

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With prices and demand for the state’s pecans high, this year’s predicted average to above-average yield is good news for growers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the 2012 crop will yield 2.5 million pounds of pecans. While this yield is down significantly from the 5 million pounds harvested in 2011, it is more in line with ...

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University's proposal to offer flat tuition rate approved

CLEVELAND — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved Delta State University’s proposal to offer a single flat tuition rate for all students, resident and non-resident. All new non-resident undergraduate and graduates enrolling at Delta State next fall will be eligible for the new tuition rate. Currently enrolled non-resident students will also be eligible. Non-resident students ...

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AT&T offering reward in effort to solve copper thefts

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — AT&T is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to solve incidents of copper theft from telephone cables. The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. WTOK TV reports the thefts happened in Meridian and Lauderdale County. AT&T says the steady rise in the market price of copper in the last ...

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Longleaf Trace reps address rail-trail concerns

by Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal BRUCE – The Longleaf Trace, a 41-mile bike and walking trail between Hattiesburg and Prentiss, provides outdoor recreation and physical activity, brings tourism dollars to small towns and even entices potential new residents to the region. Two proponents said Tuesday that a proposed rails-to-trails project between Bruce and Coffeeville could do the same for that ...

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Toyota Plant’s first anniversary reveals progress

by Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal TUPELO – Every 85 seconds or so, a Corolla rolls down the “money line.” It’s the nickname for the inspection line where finishing details are made before the vehicle starts its journey to a Toyota dealership Some 600 cars are assembled daily at Toyota Mississippi, about where company officials hoped to be with its eighth ...

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Ex-Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Blass dies

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice William Joel Blass died Tuesday, four days after his 95th birthday, a spokeswoman for the court said. Funeral arrangements are pending for Blass, of Pass Christian, said Beverly Pettigrew Kraft in a statement late Tuesday. She did not provide further details. “He was a great legal scholar and outstanding leader of the bar ...

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Louisiana PSC looks into Entergy's response to Isaac

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s utility regulatory agency is hashing out complaints over Entergy’s response to Hurricane Isaac. The Public Service Commission conducts a hearing Wednesday, as it considers whether to level any penalties against the company for a flawed response. More than 900,000 utility customers — or 43 percent of homes and businesses — were left without electricity after ...

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First flu cases reported by Mississippi Department of Health

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first two flu cases of the season. The department says in a news release that flu was found in samples from patients in Harrison and Lamar counties. The statement doesn’t say when the cases were identified. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier says the report should serve as a ...

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