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Groups call for election on Biloxi baseball stadium

BILOXI — Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi. They have until June 18 to collect 1,500 signatures on a petition. City attorney Ron Peresich told city council members yesterday that an election could delay the project ...

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(VIDEO) Highlights from Mississippi Day in NYC Central Park

In case you missed it… Reporter David Folk Thomas with Newsbeat New York has posted highlights of the always popular Mississippi Day in New York City’s Central Park. The video posted here includes plenty of sweet tea, caramel cake, and 500 pounds of deep-fried Southern-style catfish. Madison native Liz Davis, a finalist in last year’s hit talent show “The Voice, ...

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CEO Magazine ranks Else School of management at Millsaps College in top tier of MBA programs in North America

The most recent issue of CEO Magazine has ranked the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in its top tier of North American M.B.A. programs. The Else School is the only Mississippi business school listed in the top tier, which includes 20 programs. Developed by the International Graduate Forum for CEO Magazine, the rankings are based on the quality ...

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PROFILE plant operates for one million hours without lost-time accident

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Officials from PROFILE Products and state and local officials gathered today to celebrate one million consecutive hours without a lost-time accident at the company’s facility in Blue Mountain. The company reached the milestone on April 8, following a streak that began more than 11 years ago in March 2002. PROFILE Products provides solutions including soil modification, erosion ...

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Scientists studying cancer in dogs; could lead to new treatments humans

STARKVILLE — A group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, work that will likely also advance knowledge of human cancer. MSU scientists said there is little difference between cancerous tumors found in dogs and humans, and the opportunity to help both human and canine patients is growing. “The ...

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AT&T brings 4G LTE network in to more of Central Miss.

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in Central Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Philadelphia, Carthage, Kosciusko, Lena, Camden, Choctaw and Edinburg. “As we focus on bringing more businesses to our community, it is crucial that we have advanced technologies in place to accommodate the needs of companies both large and small,” said ...

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Southern Baptists approve resolution opposing gay Boy Scouts

(AP) The Southern Baptist Convention has approved a resolution opposing the Boy Scouts of America’s new policy allowing gay Scouts. The resolution also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove executive and board leaders who tried to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops. While the resolution does not recommend ...

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Buccaneer's wave pool to open tomorrow since detroyed by Katrina

WAVELAND — The 460,000-gallon wave pool at Buccaneer State Park will be open tomorrow for the first time since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the water park in 2005. The Sun Herald reports Buccaneer Bay director Stu Rayburn rode out Hurricane Katrina at the park and was there during the difficult recovery process following the storm. Work on the $21 million ...

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Cooper Tire selling to Indian company for $2.22B

TUPELO — The head of Ohio’s Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says a $2.2 billion deal that puts the company under new ownership won’t result in the closings of its three U.S. manufacturing plants. Cooper chief executive Roy Armes says India’s Apollo Tyres Ltd. also plans to retain Cooper’s management operation in Ohio. Apollo announced today that it’s buying Cooper, ...

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Repairs to closed bridge due to lack of MDOT funding

OXFORD — Repairs to the Taylor Creek Bridge on Mississippi Highway 328 in Lafayette County may not begin until October 2014 because of funding reductions to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The Oxford Eagle reports the timber deck and stringers on the bridge near the Taylor community had been damaged in the past two years. MDOT said it was forced ...

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