Archive | March, 2012

Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

March 30, 2012

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Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she […]

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Mississippi farmers will up planted acreage by three percent this season

March 30, 2012

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Crop rotation benefits and market prices remain the driving forces behind farmers’ planting decisions, reports the Mississippi State University’s Extension Service’s prospective The Department of Agriculture’s prospective plantings report, released March 30, forecasts 4.67 million acres planted in nine Mississippi crops, an increase of 3 percent from total acreage in 2011. John Michael Riley, agricultural […]

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Getting workers’ comp for fight over workers compensation?

March 30, 2012

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As I was reading this account from the legislature, I was wondering if the legislators had been injured in their scuffle, could they have filed a worker’s compensation claim against the state of the Mississippi? Just wondering … Thought it was kind of ironic … — Ross Reily Miss. House flips to favor workers’ comp. […]

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Mississippi man to no longer be able to make a mockery at museums with art forgeries

March 30, 2012

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Museum plays April Fools’ joke on prolific forger CINCINNATI — Fool me once, the saying goes. But 50 times? That’s what a convincing art forger did for nearly three decades when he donated his copies of Picassos and other works of art to unsuspecting museums in 20 states Mark A. Landis, who has dressed as […]

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Greenwood becomes first Mississippi Delta city to pass Complete Streets Policy

March 30, 2012

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GREENWOOD – In a special meeting on March 29, 2012, the Greenwood City Council passed a resolution to adopt a complete streets policy for the City of Greenwood. The adoption of a complete streets policy was a recommendation made in the Greenwood Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by the City Council in October 2010. The […]

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Mississippi Young Bankers name officers, council members

March 29, 2012

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The Mississippi Young Bankers section of the Mississippi Bankers Association appointed new officers and councilmen during the annual study conference and convention in Point Clear, Ala. March 14-18. Officers include: President: Hue Townsend, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, Belzoni; Vice President: Matt McCraw, First National Bank, Oxford; Treasurer: Michael Schloegel, Hancock Bank, Gulfport; New council […]

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JOHN STODDER — Study: Fracking doesn’t pose groundwater risks

March 29, 2012

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In a possible foreshadowing of long-awaited findings by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has found “no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination” from the controversial natural gas extraction method known as fracking. According to project leader Charles Groat, “From what we’ve seen so far, many […]

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Biloxi’s WLOX-TV inks affiliation deal with CBS

March 29, 2012

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BILOXI — CBS and WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Miss., have signed an affiliation agreement. WLOX-CBS will be on a digital sub-channel of WLOX and will be viewed over the air, on cable and satellite, CBS said in a statement Wednesday. The affiliation is effective April 8. David Vincent, vice president and general manager of WLOX, says […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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Harper against hoodies — Mississippi representative admonishes lawmaker for choice of clothing

March 28, 2012

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber. The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and, as he removed his suit coat and pulled the […]

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