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Palin says Miss. stop part of her crusade to KO GOP establishment candidates

Add Mississippi to former Alaska half-term governor and Tea Party celeb Sarah Palin’s dance card, USA Today says. In a story Thursday, the national newspaper reported that after campaigning in the failed U.S. Senate effort of Tea Party Republican Steve Lonegan, the 2008 GOP veep candidate vowed to push on to campaign for Tea Party U.S. Senate hopefuls in Mississippi, ...

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Miss. has $1.57 million less for classrooms as money goes to lawmen in schools

  JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi’s Legislature is taking $1.57 million out of the state budget to put guns in schools. It’s all part of the state’s plan to place what it says will be 157 “trained” law enforcement officers on campuses with the start of the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing program. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a self-proclaimed fiscal watchdog, proposed spending ...

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Abbott Myers takes home award as Farmer of the Year

After farming for 42 years, Abbott Myers of Dundee has been named the Mississippi winner of the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. On Oct. 15, Myers, who grows rice, soybeans and corn on 7,138 acres of land, will compete with nine other Southeast state finalists to determine who wins the overall title of farmer of ...

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Venture Technologies shows off mobile cloud at technology fair

Ever wonder where your digital data goes when it instantly zips off to the cloud? Well, Venture Technologies can take the cloud to you. The Ridgeland-based IT solutions provider had its mobile cloud on full display Thursday at its annual Technology Fair at the Country Club of Jackson. Some 24 of Venture’s technology partners participated to display and demonstrate their ...

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Man to plead guilty to trafficing counterfeit goods

GULFPORT — Federal court records say a man charged with selling counterfeit purses, wallets and other items in Harrison County will plead guilty in the case. Ousainou Mahanera was indicted Aug. 20, but the case was sealed until his arrest in New Orleans in September. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport says Mahanera sold purses and other ...

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Company scraps plans to put turbines in river

VICKSBURG — A company has dropped plans to sink power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Crear has told a Vicksburg civic club that Free Flow Power will place the turbines on existing dams, such as recreational lakes maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Crear is a member of the Boston-based company’s board of directors. ...

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Casino signs lease with port for hotel tower renovation

GULFPORT — Island View Casino owners are ready to refurbish the hotel tower south of U.S. 90 after signing a 50-year lease with the Mississippi state Port Authority. Casino owner Rick Carter tells The Sun Herald the agreement begins with a 10-year lease and has multiple extensions. Carter said 35 years remained on the lease assumed when he and his ...

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Coast mall stores closing ahead of demolition

GAUTIER — Singing River Mall is gradually moving towards change. Mall manager Angela Bishop tells The Sun Herald Cinema 5 closed last weekend and the remainder of the businesses will be out by the end of October with the exception of anchor stores Belk and JCPenney. Bishop expects demolition to begin in December and Belk and JC Penney will remain ...

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MISSISSIPPI'S TOP 100 — A ‘one-time list’ now in 25th edition

» Both companies and research-gathering have changed since first list in 1989 It was 1989 when the Mississippi Business Journal first decided to compile a list of the top state’s top privately held business. It was published as the “Mississippi 100,” and it would become an annual event. And this is the 25th edition of the “Mississippi 100.” The list ...

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Dr. Stephanie Fussell now seeing patients at Memorial Cancer Center at Memorial Physician Clinics in Bay St. Louis

Dr. Stephanie Fussell, Medical Oncologist, is now seeing patients in the Memorial Cancer Center at Memorial Physician Clinics in Bay St. Louis. Fussell graduated from Louisiana State University and attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., and was fellowship trained at Ochsner Clinic and ...

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