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Hibbett Sports to open store in Byram

Hibbett Sports is headed to Byram. Ward 3 Alderman Theresa Harvey Marble posted on Facebook today that Mayor Richard White had inform the Board of Aldermen that “Hibbett Sports” has applied for a privilege license and will be occupying the former Super D Store in the Vowells Shopping Center at the intersection of Siwell Road and Terry Road. There’s no ...

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VDCI lands mosquito-abatement contract

With spring comes mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile virus, but one county is taking a proactive defense. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors members have awarded a mosquito abatement contract to Vector Disease Control International (VDCI). Terms were not disclosed. VDCI has an office located in Jackson, and has been serving the Jackson metro area since 2001. The ...

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MGCCC sets new record for number of graduates

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held its annual commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. More than 900 of the 2,134 students receiving degrees participated in the commencement ceremony. Dr. Mary S. Graham congratulated students on their achievement and pointed out that 3,130 degrees were awarded this year, a 37.9 percent increase in degrees earned ...

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Dutschke faces sentencing for sending ricin-laced letters

ABERDEEN — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials is being sentenced in Aberdeen. James Everett Dutschke will be sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. The 42-year-old Tupelo man also pleaded guilty in January to sending the ricin-laced letters to Republican U.S. ...

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Houstons bringing new restaurant to Fondren

JACKSON — Chef Jesse Houston and his wife, Rachel Horn Houston, have unveiled plans to open Saltine this fall in Jackson. The 100-seat oyster bar, to be located in the former Duling School building in Fondren, will focus on Southern cuisine highlighting fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to share. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, the 3,000-square-foot casual ...

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Despite tornadoes, state's poultry growers optimistic

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The poultry industry is riding a wave of success, propelling it from a strong 2013 into another year with promises of favorable market prices and lower production costs. John Michael Riley, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said several issues will influence poultry profits in 2014. “We expect poultry to ramp up production ...

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Rail commission applies for grant to restore Coast passenger service

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) has applied for a $1-million TIGER planning grant that would assess the feasibility of intermodal needs for restoring intercity passenger rail operations to a daily service along the Gulf Coast. These funds would be used to examine transportation gaps, determine the most advantageous station locations, capital needs, potential funding sources and ...

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Statewide seafood cooking contest slated for Slavonian Lodge

Are you wondering which Mississippi chef is the best at concocting delicious seafood dishes? Well, an answer is coming soon. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth-Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on May 30. The statewide cooking competition will run from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi. The cooking competition, emceed ...

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USDA to send final rule on catfish inspections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, says he intends to keep pressure on the Obama administration to fully establish a catfish inspection program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cochran took part in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing last week regarding implementation of the 2014 farm bill. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified ...

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SoS now delivering voter IDs to storm victims

JACKSON — In the wake of the April 28 storms, the Secretary of State’s Office will travel to any eligible voter who needs a Mississippi Voter ID card. “Many Mississippians are struggling to put their lives together after the deadly tornadoes,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Having an acceptable photo ID to present on election day should not be ...

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