Archive | April 16th, 2013

Drone Sweet Drone: State hopes to be unmanned aircraft testing site

April 16, 2013

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Mississippi is among 37 states vying to be one of six sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The testing is a prelude to integrating the remotely controlled aircraft into the nation’s general aviation system. If testing proves successful, the next step will be wide commercial use of the […]

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Jackson racing organizer says security is lax at smaller racing events

April 16, 2013

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Caleb Hammons with the website MS Race Timing.com said he ran the Boston Marathon last year for the first time and had planned to run it this year but got sick. “The noise is so loud at the finish line that you can’t hear anything,” Hammons said describing last year’s event. He said runners are usually […]

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Southern Miss security expert: Terrorists are after soft targets

April 16, 2013

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Bomb blasts that ripped through crowds of spectators, killing three and injuring more than 100, at yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon have captured the attention of the country’s leading security experts. President Barack Obama called the bombing, “an act of terror” in a statement today. Dr. Lou Marciani at the Center for Spectator Sports Security […]

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Rooster’s holding food & music benefit Sunday for slain detective’s family

April 16, 2013

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Rooster’s Restaurant in Fondren will hold a benefit Sunday for the family of late Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith, who was slain by a homicide suspect at police headquarters April 4. The fundraising event will be Sunday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Nathan Glenn, owner of the restaurant at 2906 N. State St., says plates […]

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Madison’s Martha Davis sees Boston Marathon celebration turn to sadness

April 16, 2013

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For Martha Davis of Madison, this year’s Boston Marathon was supposed to be a time to celebrate. But that all changed Monday afternoon shortly after she crossed the finish line in Boston, nine minutes before two explosions killed three and injured more than 100 near the finish line. “My mother passed away after last year’s […]

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as ‘somber’ day after marathon bombing

April 16, 2013

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Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says […]

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St. Andrew’s Arts on the Green is Friday, Saturday

April 16, 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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(Updated) Brothel owner endorses ex-prostitute for mayor

April 16, 2013

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UPDATES with Fondren’s admission to being prostitute about 1979. VICKSBURG — Bunny Ranch brothel owner Dennis Hof has a very special reason for endorsing Linda Fondren for mayor of Vicksburg. In a news release, Hof said he was getting involved because Linda Fondren and her husband Jim not only owned and operated The Sagebrush Ranch […]

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