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Belk in Flowood getting $9 million facelift

FLOWOOD, Mississippi – A major expansion and remodeling is underway at Belk’s flagship store at Dogwood Festival in Flowood, representing a $9 million investment by the company. The project will increase the store’s size by 40,000 square feet – 20,000 square feet on each level – allowing it to expand fashion brands and merchandise assortments throughout the store. The expanded ...

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Clinton High School receives third bomb threat since Friday

CLINTON, Mississippi — For the third time since Friday, Clinton High School today received another bomb threat. An anonymous call was received around 1:20 p.m. As before, the school has been evacuated and police are searching the campus. If you have any information about the person or people making these bomb threats, contact the Clinton Police Department. The Clinton Public ...

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Mississippi Farmers Market to open 3 days a week

Beginning Thursday, the Mississippi Farmers Market will extend its days of operation to accommodate the increase of available produce. Summer operating hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mississippi Farmers Market provides an outlet for Mississippi farmers to sell directly to the consumer. The market also provides an assortment of fresh baked goods, specialty ...

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APME: Obama administration has chosen to trample the First Amendment

The Associated Press Media Editors Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of the Justice Department in seizing phone records of The Associated Press. In condemning this action, APME joins the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and many other journalists across the country. “In a continuing witch hunt for leaks and whistleblowers, the ...

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Dems crafting Medicaid proposal ahead of possible special session

JACKSON — Mississippi legislative Democrats say they’re working on proposals to keep Medicaid alive and funded in the budget year that starts July 1. They say they’re doing this in case Republican Gov. Phil Bryant calls a special session before the end of June. However, Bryant said last week he believes he can run Medicaid without legislative authorization — even ...

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(VIDEO) Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness — people and ideas that don’t fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. ...

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Trace to celebrate its 75th 'birthday' this weekend

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Saturday marks the paradoxical 75th anniversary of one of Natchez’s oldest connections with civilization. The National Park Service will mark this weekend the day (May 18) in 1938 when the NPS assumed control of the historic Old Natchez Road — today known as the Natchez Trace Parkway — and began turning the 444-mile stretch into the seventh-most ...

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Despite sinking stage, Coast festival draws 25,000 fans

GULFPORT — Organizers of a weekend music festival in Gulfport say it drew 25,000 fans, despite high wind and rain. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Music Festival’s first day on Friday came within an hour of being cancelled due to bad weather. And it was almost shut down Saturday when workers discovered the main stage had sunk nearly a ...

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Winterville Mounds backers want bigger, more modern museum

WINTERVILLE — Historians, tourism officials and others are pushing to get started on a multimillion-dollar facelift at Winterville Mounds State Park north of Greenville. They hope to expand the site and transform the museum into a contemporary and interactive history of Native American heritage in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Democrat Times reports various organizations met this past week to ...

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