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MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of…

BANKING & FINANCE - Market Sector

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Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk

Giving further credence to the idea that to everything there is a season, a Mississippi legislator may find more job security driving a loaded-down tractor trailer over a crumbling bridge in the Delta than supporting a full fix for roads and bridges at the outset of the 2015 election season. Even beyond the 2015 elections,…

MANUFACTURING/PRIVATE COMPANIES - Market Sector

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New Anchor Square store in Pascagoula offers kid’s gifts at reasonable prices

Whimsy Books & Toys opened in August at Anchor Square, a shopping complex in downtown Pascagoula that also serves as the city’s business incubator. By TAMMY LEYTHAM  PASCAGOULA — Business at the newly opened Whimsy Books & Toys is going “unexpectedly” well. Tracy Jackson-Wilson opened the store with her mother-in-law Cathy Johnson in August. It…

ENERGY - Market Sector

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Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan

Haley Fisackerly JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has agreed with Mississippi regulators to cut $35 million from the amount it is seeking from customers under a new rate plan, dropping the total to $14 million annually and setting the stage for the Public Service Commission to approve the plan by Dec. 9. Mississippi’s largest private utility…

HEALTH CARE - Market Sector

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Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We…

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New Anchor Square store in Pascagoula offers kid’s gifts at reasonable prices

Whimsy Books & Toys opened in August at Anchor Square, a shopping complex in downtown Pascagoula that also serves as the city’s business incubator. By TAMMY LEYTHAM  PASCAGOULA — Business at the newly opened Whimsy Books & Toys is going “unexpectedly” well. Tracy Jackson-Wilson opened the store with her mother-in-law Cathy Johnson in August. It…

REAL ESTATE - Market Sector

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Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments

JACKSON — The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, has executed the final closing of Molpus Woodlands Fund IV, L.P., with commitments of $662.5 million,inclusive of commitments to parallel funds. The Fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. The…

EDUCATION - Market Sector

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Special Olympics Mississippi to hold first-ever ‘Unified Egg Bowl’

STARKVILLE — The Egg Bowl football game is the most divisive annual event in Mississippi households, and that sentiment will be stronger than ever as both Mississippi State and Ole Miss teams experience historically successful seasons in 2014. This year, Special Olympics Mississippi will unify the schools and the state with the first Special Olympics…

AGRICULTURE - Market Sector

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NRCS accepting applications from ag producers for EQUIP

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to help producers improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations and achieve other environmental benefits. NRCS has directed millions of dollars in financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2015…

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