April 18, 2014

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JSU student recognized at national engineering convention

Special to the MBJ Jackson State University computer science student Dominick Sanders was elected Region III Pre-College Initiative Chair at the 2014 National Society of Black Engineers annual convention last month in Anaheim, Calif. “I am honored to have been selected by my peers to help to lead an incredible organization that I grew up […]

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April 17, 2014

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Juli Inkster to return to Old Waverly for Handa Cup

Hall of Famer and 31-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster will return to Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, this fall for the Legends Tour’s 2014 ISPS Handa Cup. Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open at Old Waverly for one of her seven major championship titles. The ninth ISPS Handa Cup will […]

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April 16, 2014

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CARTER: Religious restoration law as ticket to legalizing gay marriage in Miss.

I learned early in my newspaper career that readers simply love irony. So if you haven’t had your recommended dosage today, take a few spoonfuls of this: In what was billed as a moment of enlightenment, Mississippi legislators this spring redid Senate Bill 2681 with the goal of making it less menacing.  But it turns […]

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April 16, 2014

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Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National […]

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April 16, 2014

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Former Winston County Journal editor dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, died April 16, 2014. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in Home Economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. She married William H. Hight in […]

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April 16, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP primary may set record

BOBBY HARRISON

The June 3 election where state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran most likely will produce the largest Republican Party primary turnout in the state’s history. In the 2012 Republican Party primary for president, 294,100 people voted in the election won by Mitt Romney. People voting in the Republican […]

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April 16, 2014

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SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

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Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available […]

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April 15, 2014

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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation. The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state. Those include various tax rates, regulatory […]

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April 15, 2014

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Natchez Trace continues to attract more visitors

Natchez Trace: Wildlife

Seems more and more people are discovering the beauty of a ride along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures. This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March, compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013.” Compared to last year, Parkway […]

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April 14, 2014

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Tate Reeves to take part in CCIM panel on ‘State of Commercial Real Estate’

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will join a panel of commercial real estate professionals Thursday for a discussion titled “The State of Commercial Real Estate.” The Mississippi Chapter of CCIM forum is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Realtor Association building at 4274 Lakeland Drive, Flowood. Brian Estes, 2014 president of the Mississippi CCIM, […]

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