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REILY: Ole Miss students chose so, so poorly

As I am sure you have seen by now, a protest at Ole Miss against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. Of course the university issued statements denouncing the acts, but, wow, this ...

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Railroad outlines sustainability efforts in new report

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth-annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website, www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with the goals of achieving industry ...

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Beetle-prevention program earns national recognition

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently gained national recognition for a program designed to protect the state’s timberlands from an insect pest. The Mississippi Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program received the 2012 Family Forests Education Award at the Society of American Foresters’ national convention, held in Spokane, Wash. The honor is given annually by the National Woodland ...

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Contractor gets five years in prison for home repair fraud

CARTHAGE — A Carthage man has been sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to home repair fraud, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Alvin Dennis Hall, 47, pleaded guilty to one felony count of home repair fraud. He was sentenced by Judge William E. Chapman III in Madison County Circuit ...

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Companies invited to Mexico for furniture trade show

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is inviting Mississippi businesses to participate in Magna Expo Mueblera, a Mexican supplier show for the furniture industry, to be held Jan. 23-26, 2013, in Mexico City, Mexico. The show will connect participating Mississippi companies in the home/office furniture and furniture supplies industries with business opportunities in Latin America. During the ...

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Trial date set in doctor's murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood doctor and one other man are set to stand trial April 22 in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the trial date was set this week in Leflore County during a preliminary hearing for Dr. Arnold Smith and Cordarious Robinson. Smith pleaded innocent at a Monday arraignment, ...

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Ole Miss protest of Barack Obama gets out of hand, 2 arrested

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with ...

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Officials to gauge interest in container-on-barge services

TUPELO and MOBILE, Ala. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is encouraging all interested stakeholders to attend two upcoming open house events sponsored by the Tenn-Tom Waterway Authority in Tupelo and Mobile, Ala. In an effort to generate interest from potential container-on-barge services for 2013, the Port of Mobile, Port of Itawamba along with Grow Ports and the Maritime Administration will host two ...

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Polymer group connects client with manfacturer

HATTIESBURG — ­ The University of Southern Mississippi reports the Mississippi Polymer Institute at helped connect a client with a manufacturer that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales. When MPI was contacted by a company seeking assistance with a custom injection molding project, Institute executives provided a list of respectable manufacturers. The client contacted John ...

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