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Delta Council to hear from ag official in charge of Farm Bill's implementation

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden – the official in charge of leading the government’s implementation of the new Farm Bill — will be the keynote speaker for the 79th Annual Meeting of Delta Council May 30 in Cleveland. Harden’s talk will be at 10:30 a.m in Delta State University’s Bologna Performing Arts Center. Gov. Phil Bryant will introduce Deputy ...

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi gains place in Aspen Institute effort

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi’s efforts to help single mothers further their education received a significant boost with its inclusion in the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using “two-generation approaches” to create economic mobility for families. The “two-generations” approach helps  mothers continue their education while receiving quality care and schooling for their children. Education, from early ...

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Louisville tornado believed to be EF4; state's death toll grows to nine

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit the Louisville area last night has a preliminary rating of EF-4. Mike Edmonston, senior meteorologist at National Weather Service in Jackson, confirmed the rating today. An EF-4 rating means the tornado packed wind speeds of 170 to 190 mph. Reports are pending on the tornado that struck the ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship gets PGA approval to move to Country Club of Jackson

Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi – The PGA Tour Policy Board has approved the move of the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship to the Country Club of Jackson, Century Club Charities announced today. Earlier this month, Century Club Charities endorsed the move to the Country Club of Jackson from Annandale Golf Club for the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship – pending ...

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Flying event on coast to empower people with disabilities, wounded military personnel

Special to The MBJ LONG BEACH, Mississippi — Magnolia Business Alliance member, Operation PROP (People Reaching Outrageous Potential) is headed to the Stennis International Airport on May 17 to kick off its first flying event which empowers people with disabilities, as well as wounded military personnel, to achieve outrageous potential. Operation PROP believes that the joy of flight can inspire ...

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Threat continues for more severe storms

While residents across Mississippi are reeling from yesterday’s destructive tornadoes, emergency officials warn the today’s storms could bring more devastation. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service ask residents to remain weather-aware with additional severe weather expected to move through the state this afternoon through mid-evening. The National Weather Service forecast includes the threat of several modes ...

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State inmates get specialized training from MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute

Special to The MBJ Several state inmates will be leaving prison with specialized managerial and manufacturing training from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. Twenty Mississippi Prison Industries Corp. (MPIC) inmate workers at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville are enrolled in “The Management and Supervision of Modern Manufacturing” course. The three-hour night class began April 3, ...

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The First sees earnings increase, declares dividend

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31 amounted to $1,321,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $1,119,000, or $0.35 per diluted share for the same quarter ...

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Franchise Services gives update on bankruptcy proceedings

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc. has issued an update on the previously announced proposed sale of certain assets used in connection with the business of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz, LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent A Car. The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., on behalf of one or more funds managed by it, was selected ...

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Atmos issues warning about natural gas leaks

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Atmos Energy is asking emergency crews, customers and volunteers involved in tornado cleanup efforts in Mississippi to beware of potential natural gas leaks caused by the storms. David Gates, president of Atmos Energy Mississippi division, says in a news release that the company is assessing damage from Monday’s storms. Gates says residents should be careful in moving ...

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