Archive | April 9th, 2013

Do ya Doonya? Bollywood exercise comes home to Mississippi

April 9, 2013

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Doonya, a Bollywood-dance inspired fitness & media company, is promoting a new video series that brings Old World dance with New World exercise. Laurel native and co-owner Kajal Desai talked with MBJ-TV earlier this week about the physical benefits of the workout and how it is sweeping larger markets in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. […]

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Mississippi State designated Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

April 9, 2013

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Mississippi State University has been designated a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, becoming the 10th such institution in the Southeast. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to help communities identify watershed-based problems and develop and […]

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Twin Peaks — competition for Hooters — eyes June opening in Jackson

April 9, 2013

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Twin Peaks Restaurant, a sports restaurant with a mountain lodge atmosphere and waitresses in revealing uniforms, is expected to open in June at 6010 I-55 Frontage Road in Jackson in the now-vacant Lone Star Steakhouse building, according the restaurant website fsrmagazine.com. Work has begun on remodeling the structure. Twin Peeks is a fast-growing eatery, known […]

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REILY: ‘Sanctuary of Outcasts’ best book I have read in at least a decade

April 9, 2013

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A little over a year ago, my sister-in-law suggested a book to my wife. She, in turn, suggested it to me, saying it was a good book by a Mississippi author. At the time, I had no idea the book, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” would become one of my favorite books of all time. […]

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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

April 9, 2013

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The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without […]

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REILY: Van Gogh self portrait gives me moment of pause

April 9, 2013

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I am certainly no art expert, but I have enjoyed visiting art museums across the country and I have fully supported the art community whereever I have lived. My family and I are members of the Mississippi Museum of Art and frequently visit the downtown Jackson location for any number of programs or camps for […]

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