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Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and needy. “Our country cannot succeed ...

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Forecaster Forum: Reports that newspapers are dying are greatly exaggerated

When it comes to newspapers, there are two cousins – large metro dailies and community newspapers. The latter includes weeklies and small dailies (publishing three or fewer days a week). Safer and reporters and broadcasters from media giants across the United States and around the world owe it to the public – and to community newspaper owners and staffers – ...

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Bankrupt Missouri company sells local TV station

JACKSON — St. Louis, Mo.-based Roberts Cos. is selling a TV station in Mississippi, one of many assets the financially troubled company has on the market. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of WRBJ in Jackson to Trinity Broadcasting Network, a nonprofit religious corporation. Roberts Cos. is led by St. Louis brothers Michael and Steven ...

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Coast city looking to eradicate poisonous trees

PASCAGOULA — The Chinese tallow — or popcorn tree — is described as an invasive, noxious plant and they will soon be disappearing in Pascagoula. The Mississippi Press reports the city’s Beau Beautification Division will begin removing all Chinese tallow trees right of ways and parks the first week in February. The city will replace the trees this summer with ...

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Contractor offers dirt; supervisors love gift

DESOTO COUNTY — Officials say a dirty gift will save DeSoto County tens of thousands of dollars. A contractor working near the new jail just south of Hernando offered 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 400 truckloads, the Commercial Appeal reported. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the plan unanimously last week after Sheriff Bill Rasco said the dirt can ...

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County expected to see wider job-creation efforts

MADISON COUNTY — After years of being centered largely in the cities of Ridgeland and Madison, significant economic development in Madison County could be spreading out to other areas. About 1,000 jobs were created in Canton last year when three vehicle brands were added to the Nissan plant, and another 300 jobs are expected when a Wal-Mart Supercenter opens this ...

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CVB begins search for new tourism director after shakeup

CORINTH — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a search for a new tourism director after accepting the resignation of Kristy White from the position. The Daily Corinthian reports the organization’s board of directors is advertising the position and expects to take applications for about three weeks New board president Luke Doehner said a committee will interview ...

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Federal officials investigating subsidized shrimp imports

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Commerce Department says it is investigating subsidies in seven nations for frozen warmwater shrimp. Gulf of Mexico shrimp processors had asked for the investigation of subsidized imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “We continue to believe that the long-term survival of the entire Gulf shrimp community is at stake with ...

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County to build year-round farmer's market

CORINTH — Alcorn County is getting a year-round farmer’s market. The board of the Fulton Drive farmer’s market, where a covered shed is soon to be constructed, has set up operating rules for the site. The Daily Corinthian reports the decision to move to a 12-month market reflects increasing availability of some crops. “We do have some individuals that are ...

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