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Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National Park Service and U.S. Geological ...

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Wallace Construction begins bridge replacement in Jones County

JONES COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is underway on a bridge replacement project along Highway 11 at Waterfall Creek in Jones County, according to MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King. The $1 million project was awarded to T. L. Wallace Construction Inc. A section of Highway 11 at the bridge was closed yesterday to through traffic. A ...

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BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam

JACKSON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to beware of a scam involving door-to-door salesmen offering low-cost quotes on asphalt paving. Over the past week, BBB has received calls and complaints from local consumers who were approached by salesmen offering to pave driveways for very low costs, claiming to use asphalt “left-over” from a larger paving job. ...

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Former Winston County Journal editor dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, died April 16, 2014. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in Home Economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. She married William H. Hight in 1940. The Hight family formerly ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP primary may set record

The June 3 election where state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran most likely will produce the largest Republican Party primary turnout in the state’s history. In the 2012 Republican Party primary for president, 294,100 people voted in the election won by Mitt Romney. People voting in the Republican primary that year far outpaced ...

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SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter ...

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Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.

BERWYN, Pa. — According to the yearly sales tax rate study issued today by Vertex Inc., the number of sales and use tax rate changes in the U.S. for year 2013 was 609, up significantly from 2012 when there were 463 changes. The study found that Mississippi, along with Indiana, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Tennessee, have the highest sales ...

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