Archive | April 17th, 2013

9 Mississippi teachers win Seal grants for creative education excellence

April 17, 2013

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Nine Mississippi teachers were honored today at a luncheon in Gulfport as winners of Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grants. The grants are presented for excellence in creative education by Hancock Bank and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Honorees are Jean Adkison of East Central Upper Elementary School in Vancleave, Stephanie Beauchamp of North Woolmarket […]

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Marathon medals for sale on eBay; local company that makes them is disgusted

April 17, 2013

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The owners of a local company that manufactures medals for the Boston Marathon said they are disgusted to find out people are selling them on eBay for hundreds of dollars. Kim Ashworth, of Ashworth Awards in North Attleborough, said she was unaware the medals with blue-and-yellow ribbon are showing up for sale online and is […]

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Blues Marathon spokesman: “Runners are a hearty lot”

April 17, 2013

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Days after a terrorist bombing killed three and injured more than 150 at the historic Boston Marathon, Jackson marathon runner and race organizer John Sewell says runners will band and bond together in the coming weeks to overcome the “terrible tragedy.” “When you think about a crowd of people out on a beautiful spring day to […]

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Another blow? State could see more severe weather

April 17, 2013

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It has been a stormy start to the year here in Mississippi, and that trend looks to continue tomorrow. In fact, we could see our stormiest day yet. A massive storm front is now pushing its way through parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, and has the Magnolia State in its sites. Currently, the National Weather […]

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Natural gas prices rise from historic lows

April 17, 2013

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  Wholesale natural gas prices have doubled during the last year, and that’s bringing sighs of relief from an unusual variety of interests. Soaring production and an unusually warm winter sent prices plunging to under $2 per thousand cubic feet last spring, prompting some to wonder whether the natural gas boom would kill demand for […]

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(VIDEO) New DSU president Bill LaForge embraces Okra mascot

April 17, 2013

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Despite having gone to Delta State when there was only one mascot (The Statesman), new Delta State president Bill LaForge has no problems embracing The Fighting Okra on his first day on the job at the Cleveland school …

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