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Mississippi health officials report first West Nile Virus human case of 2013

JACKSON — Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Madison County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths. “This is actually not the first time we have had cases ...

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Biloxi's Beau Rivage best casino on tour group list

The National Tour Association has named Beau Rivage the top casino of its member gaming organizations. The Biloxi casino was recognized recently during a luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on the final day of the Travel Exchange, the NTA’s annual convention. The NTA is an organization for travel professionals, and its tour operators design group tours for its clientele. “We have ...

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MEC 64th annual meeting to feature Mississippi military salute

The Mississippi Economic Council’s 64th Annual Meeting will be held Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex. This year’s event, “MEC’s Mississippi Military Salute,” will honor all Mississippians who have served in the military. The day will be capped off with the Annual Meeting luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will include a special presentation from Gov. Phil Bryant and the ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding's Gulfport facility reaches key hangar milestone

Shipbuilders at Huntington Ingalls Industries division in Gulfport have turned an inverted hangar to an upright position — or ship-shape — a key step in the construction of the Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer Michael Monsoor. The step is a significant milestone in the construction of the composite hangar on the second destroyer of this type being built for the U.S. ...

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St. Andrew’s to host ‘Arts on The Green’

Ridgeland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. » Read about Arts on The Green contributor “The High Heeled Hippie” getting ...

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Ground broken for public transit maintenance facility

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have broken ground for the Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility. The 13,960-square-foot comprehensive regional maintenance center will be constructed by the tribe on tribal lands. The facility will provide services for tribally owned transit vehicle, tribal fleet vehicles and other public transit operated vehicles located ...

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Bad market conditions have peanut growers exploring options

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A significant decline in price potential has last year’s peanut growers looking to other crops in 2013. According to the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings report, acreage is declining in every peanut-producing state except Oklahoma. Mississippi is expected to post the greatest percentage decline, down 58 percent from the previous year. The state’s peanut acreage ...

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