Archive | April 8th, 2013

Mississippi health officials report first West Nile Virus human case of 2013

April 8, 2013

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JACKSON — Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Madison County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths. “This is actually not the first […]

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Biloxi’s Beau Rivage best casino on tour group list

April 8, 2013

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The National Tour Association has named Beau Rivage the top casino of its member gaming organizations. The Biloxi casino was recognized recently during a luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on the final day of the Travel Exchange, the NTA’s annual convention. The NTA is an organization for travel professionals, and its tour operators design group tours […]

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With closing delay, localities gain time to find money for air control towers

April 8, 2013

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Mississippi airports preparing for a shutdown of control tower operations April 7 received a reprieve to June 15, a move the Federal Aviation Administration made in order to give localities time to determine if they can pay to keep the towers open. The shutdowns are a consequence of the federal budget sequester and affect 149 […]

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MEC 64th annual meeting to feature Mississippi military salute

April 8, 2013

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The Mississippi Economic Council’s 64th Annual Meeting will be held Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex. This year’s event, “MEC’s Mississippi Military Salute,” will honor all Mississippians who have served in the military. The day will be capped off with the Annual Meeting luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will include a special presentation from […]

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Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Gulfport facility reaches key hangar milestone

April 8, 2013

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Shipbuilders at Huntington Ingalls Industries division in Gulfport have turned an inverted hangar to an upright position — or ship-shape — a key step in the construction of the Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer Michael Monsoor. The step is a significant milestone in the construction of the composite hangar on the second destroyer of this type […]

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St. Andrew’s to host ‘Arts on The Green’

April 8, 2013

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Ridgeland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. » Read about Arts on The Green […]

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REILY: Ban on political yard signs makes Diamondhead community a shining star

April 8, 2013

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It’s election time again — that time when candidates from every political party and persuasion are littering neighborhoods with signs pimping themselves to who ever drives or walks past. The proper word to be used here is litter. Political signs in yards are uglier than Jim Hood’s hair at 5 a.m. — you get the […]

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