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JPD announces overall crime drop for Capitol City

From the City of Jackson: Preliminary information released by the Jackson Police Department detailed that overall crime in Jackson has decreased 16.2% year-to-date. Total property crime has dropped by 17.6% and violent crime has decreased 9% year-to-date as compared to this same time last year. In property crime, the most significant decreases were seen in grand larceny which has dropped ...

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Weather Channel's claim to dot-weather domain draws protest

The nation’s two largest private commercial weather companies — The Weather Channel and AccuWeather — are fighting over the rights to use a new domain name, dot-weather. Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said it was adding more addresses to the intenet domain list of 21 suffixes. That brought a surge of applications, including suffixes such ...

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Sandersons donate $1 million to USM nursing building fund

A $1 million gift commitment from Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Laurel has pushed the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation’s College of Nursing Building Campaign over the $5 million mark and closer to its $8 million goal. With the donation, the clinical simulation lab will be named for the Sandersons. The Sanderson Clinical Simulation Lab will cover more than 8,000 ...

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Jobs, unemployment rate both rise in February

The good news: The number of people working in Mississippi increased in February. The bad news: The unemployment rate also increased. Confused? “Although it may seem strange that the number of jobs and the unemployment rate can both move upward, the fact is that those two figures are calculated using two separate surveys by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” ...

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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers and training sessions is under ...

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Butler Snow opens new Nashville office and conference center in The Pinnacle

Law Firm occupies two floors, more than 46,000 square feet in signature downtown building NASHVILLE — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC — which expanded its Nashville office to 44 attorneys last year — has opened its new office and conference center at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The office, according to a release, is located on the 15th ...

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Roadbuilder starts work on Pine Belt interstate project

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun a Jones County interchange improvement project at the Interstate 59-16th Avenue/Exit 95 interchange. The $1.18-million project was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project will include the installation of a traffic signal and redesign of traffic flow at the interchange. When the project is completed, the merge condition will ...

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Landscape architect opens office in N. Miss.

OXFORD — MRC Landscape Architecture has opened an office in Oxford. MRC provides landscape architectural and land planning services such as site planning, recreational design, public space design, and landscape design to design professionals, municipalities, developers, contractors, commercial businesses and residential clients in Mississippi and Alabama. The firm is led by principal landscape architect Matthew R. Copp, PLA, ASLA. Copp ...

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State tops list for longest wait-time to see doctor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Time spent in the waiting room is often a benchmark when patients consider choosing a doctor. According to a Vitals annual report analyzing U.S. trends in patient care, the shortest average physician wait time in 2012 actually increased more than a full minute from 2011. And, Mississippi leads the nation in time spent waiting on treatment. Alaska ...

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Bay Harbor Fest plans unveiled on Coast

Promoter Michael Rosato knows what makes a music and art festival successful and he’s modeling his new Bay Harbor Festival after some of the region’s top events. “Imagine a New Orleans Jazz Fest with a beach,” he said at a press conference Tuesday in Bay St. Louis officially announcing the festival. “Imagine a (Gulf Shores) Hangout Fest with a base ...

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