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Appeals Court wants county judge to sort out alligator dispute

WILKINSON COUNTY — Tom Christmas and his wife argue that they didn’t discover the 84-plus alligators on land next to their homestead until four years after they bought the property in southwest Mississippi. Exxon Mobil Corporation counters that the Christmases’ real estate agent told them about the alligators as far back as 2003. Exxon says the couple waited too long ...

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County spending its own money on road work

HATTIESBURG — Forrest County will get started this summer on a $5 million project to repave about 65 miles of potholes and pitted roads. The county will spend $3 million of its own money to pave about 40 miles. Another $2 million from the State Aid Road Fund will resurface 25 miles of roads. The Hattiesburg American reports the roads getting ...

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Mayor wants some casino money for schools to go to parks

GREENVILLE — Mayor John Cox is suggesting that a portion of casino revenue diverted to Greenville’s schools should be directed instead to parks and recreations programs. “We are trying to figure out a way that gaming funds could be directed through the parks commission to benefit the youth of the Greenville Public School District to assist in voluntary character development ...

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US vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions. Some of those models are more accurate than others. During Hurricane Sandy last October, the model from the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting in the United Kingdom ...

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Board releases research videos to help soybean growers

CANTON — The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) is hoping its research videos will help the state’s growers overcome the challenges they face during the planting season. After facing weather delays earlier this spring, soybean planting is finally well underway in Mississippi. This also means an application of herbicides to crops for many farmers. The increased number and complexity of ...

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Local Main Street programs earn national accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Main Street Association cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, ...

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Clinic/lab moves services from Jackson to Flowood facility

FLOWOOD — Cardiovascular Services of Central Mississippi, presently located in the Medical Office Building on the campus of Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, has expanded its location and services to include a clinic and vascular lab in Flowood to provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases effective June 11. Cardiovascular Services of Central Mississippi treats conditions of ...

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Cemetery out of receivership, gets new owner

BOONEVILLE — Oaklawn Memorial Park in Booneville has a new owner. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the sale to Jeff Rencher of Corinth. “When our agency was first named as receiver of Oaklawn, the books, records and finances of this cemetery were in shambles,” said Hosemann.  “Our staff has worked diligently to piece this property back together for public ...

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The event will take place at ...

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