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Mississippi State designated Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

Mississippi State University has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the 10th such institution in the Southeast. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to help communities identify watershed-based problems and develop and implement locally sustainable solutions. The ...

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Twin Peaks — competition for Hooters — eyes June opening in Jackson

Twin Peaks Restaurant, a sports restaurant with a mountain lodge atmosphere and waitresses in revealing uniforms, is expected to open in June at 6010 I-55 Frontage Road in Jackson in the now-vacant Lone Star Steakhouse building, according the restaurant website fsrmagazine.com. Work has begun on remodeling the structure. Twin Peeks is a fast-growing eatery, known for its “ultimate man cave ...

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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without control towers than around those ...

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REILY: Van Gogh self portrait gives me moment of pause

I am certainly no art expert, but I have enjoyed visiting art museums across the country and I have fully supported the art community whereever I have lived. My family and I are members of the Mississippi Museum of Art and frequently visit the downtown Jackson location for any number of programs or camps for the kids. So, I was ...

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Entergy repaying school $1.2M-plus for years of overbilling

HERNANDO — Entergy Mississippi is reimbursing Hernando High School $1,230,313.55 for over a decade of high electricity bills, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. From September 2001 to July 2012, Entergy over billed the school for electricity usage for an amount just under a million dollars, a press release from Presley’s office states. At Presley’s insistence, Entergy agreed to ...

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Medicaid chooses California firm for management solution

JACKSON — The State of Mississippi Medicaid has selected MedeAnalytics, a California-based provider of healthcare performance management solutions, for the next generation of the state’s Medicaid Electronic Health Records System (MEHRS) application. The state’s primary goal is to integrate claims and clinical data from various health information exchanges and serve as the clinical data warehouse of record. Physicians in the ...

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Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality and resort industries to provide ...

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Corps repairing beach damaged by Hurricane Isaac

PASCAGOULA — The Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair the sand beach along the west end of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports the corps built the beach after Hurricane Katrina and installed wind fencing and plantings to promote dune growth. Dunes help prevent sand from blowing onto the road and yards. Hurricane Isaac damaged the ...

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Alternative fuel company trying to sell real estate

NATCHEZ — Rentech is asking $8.5 million for the 478 acres in Adams County where it once planned to build an alternative fuels plant to convert coal into liquid. Natchez real estate broker Glenn Green, one of the three listed on the property, tells the Natchez Democrat there has been some offers on the property but declined to discuss them. ...

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