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City gives transit system deadline for service

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has given Lawrence Transit System 30 days to get buses moving in the city. Otherwise, city officials say its contract with LTS is null and void. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the council voted 3-2 this week for the 30-day extension. The extension runs out Dec. 6. Council member […] [...]

Transit system gets extension as construction misses deadline

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Transit System has received an extension to complete the new regional transit facility and is scheduled to move its operations to the facility in December. NTS executive director Sabrena Bartley tells The Natchez Democrat the original project completion date was Oct. 5, but it has been extended until Oct. 30. Bartley […] [...]

UMMC releases statement concerning Blue Cross contract

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28 as officials from both entities work toward a new agreement to provide fair reimbursement for medical services. Regardless of whether the contract terminates, UMMC said it would continue to provide health care services […] [...]

Scientist finding native grass best for livestock forage

STARKVILLE — Studies at Mississippi State University are finding that when it comes to providing forage for livestock, native grasses may be best. Sam Riffell, an associate professor of wildlife ecology and management in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, is examining the benefits of replacing exotic grasses, commonly used in Mississippi grazing pastures, […] [...]

Tornado victims given more time to file state, federal taxes

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The IRS and Mississippi Department of Revenue have granted tax-filing extensions to victims of the destructive Feb. 10 tornado that hit the Hattiesburg area. The Hattiesburg American reports residents of Forrest and Lamar counties who were impacted by the tornado have until April 30 to file their taxes this […] [...]

MDMR extends tonging-only oyster season; closing date to be set

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the limited oyster season — for tonging only — will extend past the Dec. 29 closing date. The Mississippi Press reports a new closing date will be set later. The closing date of the limited oyster season for dredging is still set for 4 […] [...]

Limited oyster season set; DMR could authorize extension

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi is opening a limited oyster season at sunrise Nov. 5 in some areas along the Gulf Coast. The season ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 29, unless the head of the Department of Marine Resources decides to extend it. Many areas that are open during the season are near Pass Christian […] [...]

AT&T, union agree to five-day extension of negotiations

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports a settlement was not reached with the Communications Workers of America by the 11:59 p.m. EDT Aug. 4 expiration of the core wireline contract in the Southeast region, but the company and union have agreed to a five-day extension of contract negotiations. The contract was extended until 11:59 p.m. EDT […] [...]

Mississippi Phosphates strikes extended agreement with OCP

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC) has entered an extended agreement with OCP S.A. (OCP) for the purchase and sale of phosphate rock. The original agreement was dated Aug. 27, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and was scheduled to expire June 30. During the six-month extension, MPC, which is headquartered in Madison, intends to enter into discussions […] [...]

Fins, bolls rebound

Catfish and cotton show new life While most producers enjoyed a bounce-back year in 2010, two commodities that many had given up for dead enjoyed Lazarus-like resurrections. Mississippi’s catfish industry has been on a downward spiral for years. High input costs, rising foreign competition and other factors have driven many out of aquaculture. That attrition led […] [...]

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