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MDEQ lifts water contact advisory on Coast beach

WAVELAND — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 6. The affected beach was Station 3 at Waveland Beach, which extends from Oak Street east to Favre Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.  

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S.M.A.R.T. transportation system sees early demand

STARKVILLE — During the first three days of the 2014 spring semester, buses of the new Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit carried a total of 15,250 riders. S.M.A.R.T. is an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that primarily was focused on the MSU campus. The new service provides campus-to-city service from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, with a couple of ...

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Law firm opens office on Broadway in New York

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded into New York, and Stanford G. Ladner has joined the firm. Ladner joins recent addition David M. Cohen, a member of the firm’s Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group. Ladner is a member of the firm’s Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group. His practice focuses on public finance, banking law, business ...

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Sale of Junior Champions draws thousands of animals

JACKSON — Young Mississippians took approximately 3,000 animals to Jackson to show at the Dixie National Livestock Show, but only 44 animals were judged worthy of competing in the annual Sale of Junior Champions. Mikayla Shelton is one of hundreds of Mississippi youth who groom their goats, lambs, steers and hogs all year long in hopes they make it to ...

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Hospital honored for its breastmilk program

GULFPORT — Medela has chosen neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for their breastmilk programs, helping to improve infant health by facilitating and increasing human milk consumption in the NICU. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, took first place winner. Memorial Hospital will receive $10,000 in Medela NICU products. Medela wrote: “Mississippi has the highest rate of premature births in the United States ...

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Another round of winter weather expected in Central Miss.

The winter of 2014 has been a hard, cold one so far, and more winter weather is forecast for areas of Central Mississippi. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas in Central Mississippi along and to the north of Interstate 20 for tonight and into tomorrow. Communities in those areas could see up to a ...

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MSU's ag economics department turns 100

STARKVILLE — A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Feb. 13 as Mississippi State University commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department. University alumnus Richard T. Carson, now an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, will speak at 2 p.m. in McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The event is free and open to all. ...

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Ex-court clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement

PRENTISS — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Gail Williams, former Municipal Court clerk for the Town of Prentiss, has pled guilty to embezzling $89,620.27. Williams, 59, was sentenced to five years with two years to be served under house arrest and three years suspended. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $79,620.27, which is $10,000 less ...

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Louisiana company buying Deaconess HomeCare

FLOWOOD — LHC Group Inc., a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute health care services based in Lafayette, La., has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with BioScrip Inc. to purchase two of its operating subsidiaries, doing business as Deaconess HomeCare and Elk Valley Health Services, for $60 million. The transaction will add 33 locations in five states, ...

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