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List of Mississippians in Monday's Boston Marathon

Here is a list of Mississippians who ran in the Boston Marathon … Red Wave 1 10:00 am Start Bib No Corral Name Age Sex Hometown 629 1 Martin, Miles Jr. 34 M Florence 1210 2 Ord, Joshua 29 M Ocean Springs 1789 2 Whitten, Kristopher 37 M Olive Branch 2101 3 Wile, Daniel 31 M Meridian 2237 3 George, ...

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Mississippi runners reported safe after Boston Marathon bombing kills three, injures more than 140

Two bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and injuring more than 140, according to the Associated Press. A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. Fifty-nine Mississippians had registered to run the race this year, and 40 had finished at ...

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In-state rice planting intentions drop to 36-year low

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi farmers expect to have more than one million acres in corn this year and about 120,000 acres in rice — the largest corn acreage in 53 years and a 36-year low for rice. A U.S. Department of Agriculture planting survey shows Mississippi farmers plan to plant 1.95 million acres of soybeans, 1.05 million acres of corn, ...

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Report: Counties generally prepared for last Election Day

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Despite a high number of last-minute voter registrations, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office found counties statewide were well prepared for one of the highest levels of voter turnout in Mississippi history. This is according to a report from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office. “The number of voters in this Presidential election closely mirrored the number ...

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Mississippi Business Journal wins 5 APME awards

The Mississippi Business Journal won five awards during the weekend in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors newspaper contest. Staff writer Stephen McDill captured a first-place in feature writing for “Moog Master,” a story on Madison engineer Bill Hemsath who invented the Minimoog, a first-generation modern synthesizer. Staff writer Clay Chandler took a second place in sports enterprise writing for ...

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Reed says GOP officials were 'duped' by MPC

By political columnist Bill Minor You’d hardly expect to hear a diehard Reagan-era Mississippi Republican sharply criticizing a big utility company for building a costly, unneeded — and experimental — generating plant with endorsement from state GOP leadership. Well, it has happened. Clarke Reed, of Greenville, pioneer of the state’s modern GOP, has spoken out against the controversial $4 billion ...

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Grocer recalls apple juice for possible 'patulin'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie is voluntarily recalling 64 fluid ounce Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice. The product is being recalled as a precaution because it could have levels of “patulin” that exceed FDA limits. Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with Winn-Dixie Organic 100% Apple Juice consumption. Patulin is a mycotoxin, a by-product of some molds ...

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Mayoral candidate's petition under scrutiny

MERIDIAN — An independent mayoral candidate in Meridian is fighting to keep his name on the June 4 general election ballot. The Meridian Star reports the candidacy of Walter Patton has been challenged by three people who say that some of the people who signed Patton’s petition to run didn’t know what they were doing. Patton and the others are ...

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