Deal for daily Jackson-Orlando flight in works with Allegiant

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air would give Jackson two direct flights a day to Orlando under an agreement approved Monday by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and contingent on a U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy. Flights offered y the Nevada-based commercial and charter airline would land at Orlando/Sanford International, a small airport in the Central […]

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‘Get on Up’ movie premiers in Madison at Malco Cinema

Hundreds of Mississippians turned out to the Malco Cinema in Madison for the Metro area premier of the James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' as star Chadwick Boseman and director, Mississippi native Tate Taylor, among others walked the red carpet. Click image to view scenes from the event as photographed by Sarah Dill Reily.




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HU MEENA — Moving Mississippi schools into the technology fast lane requires getting high-speed Internet into our classrooms

C Spire CEO Hu Meena Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children.  From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago.  To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning platforms and schools need high-speed Internet connections for all…

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Guns OK inside Mississippi polling places, attorney general says

By Ted Carter The trend among gun fanatics of openly carrying assault weapons and other firearms into stores and restaurants could spread to polling places around Mississippi in November. The key here is that gun owners must wear the weapon so it is visible to everyone, says Attorney General Jim Hood, who this week replied…

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Great River Industries moving headquarters to Natchez

NATCHEZ — Great River Industries, formerly known as Enersteel, is expanding its operations in Natchez by locating its corporate headquarters there and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The project represents a corporate investment of $4 million and will create 25 new jobs. Additionally, the company will retain the facility’s existing 150 employees. Great…

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Presley pressing utilities to extend small business incentives

Brandon Presley JACKSON — In a series of letters sent to the heads of major Mississippi electric and natural gas utilities, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is calling for the companies to extend the sign-up periods for new small businesses who want to take advantage of the companies’ small business incentive programs. Some utilities’ programs…

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Singing River shutting doors on two Coast clinics

Singing River Hospital PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D’Iberville will close Aug. 29. “Realigning the clinics is a tough decision that we feel will help make our organization stronger without compromising our quality of care,” Dr. Randy Roth, SRHS interim chief medical officer, said in a…

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Deal for daily Jackson-Orlando flight in works with Allegiant

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air would give Jackson two direct flights a day to Orlando under an agreement approved Monday by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and contingent on a U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy. Flights offered y the Nevada-based commercial and charter airline would land at Orlando/Sanford International, a small airport in the Central…

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Report: Mississippi sees biggest hike in home insurance premiums in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Average annual home insurance premiums in Mississippi increased 15.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014, the largest hike of any of the 25 states that experienced increases, according to the HomeownersInsurance.com Premium Report. The average climbed to $1,170 a year. Nationally, premiums rose to $829 during the quarter, about 2.1 percent…

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Former Gov. Musgrove pushing lawsuit to school districts

JACKSON — A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for a lawsuit against the state seeking repayment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula in recent years. Backers of a separate effort to write a full-funding…

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Weather, armyworms challenge turf and forage producers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Turf and forage producers in Mississippi need fewer clouds and more sunshine. In 2014, forage producers raised an estimated 600,000 acres of hay across the state. There are about 60 farms producing sod for sale in the state. Turf production… The unusually harsh winter melted into a cool, wet spring and summer,…

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