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FNC Index: October home prices up; pace slows

OXFORD, Mississippi — U.S. home prices continue to rise in October despite signs of decreasing mortgage and home sale activity. The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows October home prices are up, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on non-distressed home sales, showed a 0.3% month-over-month increase from ...

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Hunters urged to help fight wild hog population

PONTOTOC —  Most deer hunters will not encounter wild hogs, but if they do, wildlife biologists want them to be prepared. At a recent wild hog seminar in Pontotoc, wildlife biologists emphasized the trouble these disease-carrying pests can cause human and wildlife populations. Speakers addressed the environmental impacts, the threats to fawns and ground-nesting birds, hunting decisions and field-dressing precautions. ...

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Researchers find rice seed treatments to be effective

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After testing scores of samples taken from rice fields across the state, Mississippi State University scientists found that seed treatments are effective in managing the crop’s most troublesome insect pests. “In Mississippi, we’ve been evaluating seed treatments for about five years,” said Jeff Gore, entomologist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and MSU Extension Service. ...

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Supreme Court refuses to hear drilling moratorium case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t decide if the Obama administration violated a judge’s order that struck down its temporary moratorium on deep water drilling after BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The high court today refused to hear an appeal from offshore service companies that challenged the moratorium. A federal judge overturned the Interior Department’s decision ...

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Grocery store settles discrimination case with EEOC

JACKSON — A Jackson grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said today in a news release that it reached the deal with Venture Inc., which runs a Save-A-Lot grocery store on Ellis Avenue in west Jackson. In a statement today, Venture Inc. said it ...

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Bryant takes his stand against education system

Gov. Phil Bryant takes his stand against the federal government and education in his stand against the Common Core curriculum …   Below is his press release …   JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Executive Order affirming Mississippi’s right and responsibility to define and implement its own public school standards and curricula. The Executive Order also makes ...

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Future USS Jackson launches, marks production milestone

MOBILE, Ala. — The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) — named for the city of Jackson, Miss. — launched from the Austal USA shipyard Saturday, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program, according to a news release from the U.S. Navy. Jackson joins the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), which will launch from the Marinette Marine ...

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Camp Shelby joint forces training center launches UAV research program

CAMP SHELBY, Mississippi — Representatives from the military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the private sector gathered today at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation while reducing costs of technology systems used within government unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion, as explained by organizers. Friday’s announcement marks one ...

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