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Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series

The creators of the award-winning documentaries M For Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here hope to return in 2013 with Moonshine & Mojo Hands, a new weekly web-TV series dedicated to the rude, rowdy – and often ridiculous – world of Mississippi blues. Ride shotgun with hosts Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel as they travel the Delta’s back roads ...

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(VIDEO) Mississippi doctor recalls Boston Marathon bombing

Cardiologist Dr. Richard Guynes with the Jackson Heart Clinic was just one of dozens of medical personnel assisting runners at the end of the 2013 Boston Marathon when two terrorist bombs exploded 100 yards away from the medical tent. » Baria: ‘Military-type stuff’ surrounding Boston manhunt For the next hellish hour, Guynes and his team assisted with mass casualties suffering ...

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SBA and W20 group launch social media webinar series for small businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of digital communications companies, is launching a five-topic social media webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile marketing. Social media is playing a growing and vital role in the success ...

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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MEMA: Severe weather threatening north and central Mississippi

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe weather this afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, an approaching cold front will bring the possibility of strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. The latest NWS forecast calls for the threat of severe weather moving into the state around 4 p.m. and ...

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Cooperative raising rates due to Kemper plant costs

MERIDIAN — East Mississippi Electric Power Association is raising rates for some customers because of higher wholesale power rates charged by Mississippi Power Co. to cover the costs of its Kemper County power plant. The Meridian-based electric cooperative says customers in Lauderdale, Clarke, Newton, Wayne and Jasper counties will see power rates rise by 9.3 percent starting with May bills. ...

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CRAWFORD: Truth management (like recent NRA study) manipulates beliefs

Since the earliest days of civilization “truth management” has been practiced by governments, religions, and powerful organizations to further their own interests. Today, the practice of truth management has proliferated to organizations throughout the United States, including Mississippi. Envision a persuasion scheme that integrates widespread publicity, rampant disinformation, and tailored “truths.” You get the picture. For example, our Defense Department ...

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Tonight’s Taste of Fondren moved indoors to Fondren Corner

A threat of severe stormy weather has led Fondren Renaissance to move tonight’s Taste of Fondren to Fondren Corner. The ticketed event will get under way at 6 p.m. The Taste of Fondren is a benefit for the continuing arts and education efforts of the foundation and will highlight “all things Fondren.” Area restaurants will be presenting their favorite and ...

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AP: Ricin mail suspect described body-parts conspiracy

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 50 miles ...

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EMEPA says some rates increase because of Kemper Power Plant

East Mississippi Electric Association is raising rates for some customers because of higher wholesale power rates charged by Mississippi Power Co. to cover the costs of its Kemper County power plant. The Meridian-based electric cooperative says customers in Lauderdale, Clarke, Newton, Wayne and Jasper counties will see power rates rise by 9.3 percent starting with May bills. EMEPA buys wholesale ...

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